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Sagardoy Abogados

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Chairman: Iñigo Sagardoy
Managing Partners: Martín Godino and José Manuel Martín
Number of partners: 24
Number of lawyers: 74
Languages: English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
The firm was founded in 1980 as a specialist in the field of labour and employment law. Since then, Sagardoy Abogados has developed a wide range of legal services in Spain. Juan Antonio is the honorary chairman and Iñigo Sagardoy is the chairman. Together with 20 other partners, they lead a team of over 50 lawyers across Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Seville and Málaga). The firm has led important litigious cases in Spain, relating mainly to works councils, pension funds, collective bargaining agreements and salary matters. Furthermore, the firm has prepared strategic corporate restructuring plans and followed them through, including corporate labour audits, especially in connection with mergers and takeovers.

Main Areas of Practice:
Labour & Employment 
Employee Benefit & Pensions 
International Employment Contracts 
Executive Employment Contracts 
Restructuring Plans & Collective Labour 

Sagardoy Abogados gives legal advice on all aspects of HR advice and labour relations for companies.
For example:
■Individual recruitment of employees and executives
■Collective bargaining
■Workforce restructuring and viability plans
■Changes to working conditions
■Legal arrangements for personnel working abroad
■Termination of contracts
■Health and safety
■Benefits and pension schemes

Employment Law:
By issuing opinions and acting as counsel in disputes before the courts and proceedings with the employment authorities.
For example:
■Working time and remuneration
■Functional and geographical mobility
■Senior executive contracts
■Ongoing compliance with working conditions
■Legal arrangements for recruitment and the suspension and termination of employment contracts
■Collective disputes, strikes and lockouts
■Employment issues arising from company mergers and acquisitions

Company Restructuring & Collective Negotiation:
The firm has wide-ranging experience in workforce restructuring and drawing up viability plans for companies in the form of:
■Preparation of strategy
■Negotiating with trades unions
■Internal and external communication
■Drawing up redundancy programmes
■Drafting legal documents
■Negotiating with the authorities
■Outplacement measures
■Implementing redundancy programmes

Immigration & Working Abroad:
This is a service providing advice to Spanish and foreign businesses to help the integrated management of their personnel working abroad and in Spain. This global management covers three main areas of services:
■Employment and social security law: employment contracts and pensions
■Tax: advice, tax planning and ‘tax compliance’
■Immigration law: work and residence permits In order to provide a comprehensive and effective service, the firm has brought together the resources of three areas of practice: tax, employment and immigration.

Key Clients:
■Grupo Santander
■Grupo BBVA
■NH Hotels
■Coca-Cola Iberian Partner