Iberian Lawyer Labour Awards 2022 – Spain

Labour lawyers, as guardians of the rules of the game in the dynamics between work’s supply and demand, together with the human resources management operators of the companies, constitute one of the founding components of the social framework of the system.

Iberian Lawyer Labour Awards is an initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, (iberianlawyer.com), with the purpose, among other things, of stimulating competitiveness amongst law firms and lawyers of Spain focused on the labour practice area and recognize the excellence of the private practice lawyers and the firms, experts in the labour sector.

These excellences among labour private practice lawyer and firms will be recognized in Madrid during the gala ceremony on April 7th, 2022. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Juicy.onugha@iberianlegalgroup.com

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations
Lawyer of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations
Law firm of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Law firm of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory
Lawyer of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory
Law firm of the year Agency Relationships
Lawyer of the year Agency Relationships
Law firm of the year Top Management
Lawyer of the year Top Management
Law firm of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations
Lawyer of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations
Law firm of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues
Lawyer of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues
Law firm of the year Social Security
Lawyer of the year Social Security
Law firm of the year Public Sector Employment
Lawyer of the year Public Sector Employment
Law firm of the year Sports Law
Lawyer of the year Sports Law
Law firm of the year Criminal Employment Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Employment Law
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

Dolores Carillo Márquez

Prof. Propia agregada derecho del Trabajo y
de la Seguridad Social
Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Madrid)

Lara de la Casa

Head of employment legal department
Indra

Laura Diaz González

Directora de Relaciones Laborales
Grupo Dia

Luis Gimeno

General Secretary and Secretary of the Board 
Acerinox S.A.

Carles Frigola Barrios

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, y de la asesoría jurídico laboral; Abogado en ejercicio
Globalia

María Victoria Jiménez de Pablo

Global Head of Employee Relations
Prosegur Group

Begoña Landazuri Plaza

Corporate Human Resources Director
Grupo Aldesa

Alba Lladó

Senior European Labour Relations & HR Compliance
Agilent

María José López Alvarez

Programme Director, Faculty of Law
Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Madrid)

Álvaro Mena Álvarez

Director de Relaciones Laborales
Globalvia

Patricia Miranda

General Counsel and Compliance Officer
Ouigo España

Pedro Navarro Fernández

Social Policies & Industrial Relations Specialist
Airbus Spain

Óscar Romero Jiménez

Director Corporativo de Recursos Humanos
Vitaldent

Luis Escribano Gomez-Fabra

Employee Relations and Wellness Director
Wizin

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Labour world, the “Labour Awards Spain” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Labour Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Labour Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories.

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by March 9th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:

1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening. Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to retrieve the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

The submission process is open. Please contact awards@iberianlegalgroup.com to request your relevant submission form.

The deadline for entry submissions is February 7th 2022 23:59h CET.

Law firm of the year

Abdón Pedrajas

Baker & McKenzie

Ceca Magán

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas

DLA Piper

Garrigues

Pérez-Llorca

Sagardoy Abogados

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year

Mario Barros – Uría Menéndez

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Adriano Gómez – Garrigues

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Angela Toro – MAIO legal

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Agency Relationships

Abdón Pedrajas

Arguiñariz

Broseta

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

Grant Thornton

Sagardoy Abogados

Toda & Nel-lo

Lawyer of the year Agency Relationships

Marta Alamán – Broseta

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Alba Conde – Grant Thornton

Valentín García – Cuatrecasas

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Laura Guillén – Ceca Magán

Francisco Javier Hervas – KPMG

César Navarro – CMS

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Fernando Zanón – Arguiñariz

Law firm of the year Criminal Employment Law

Bufete Casadeley

ECIJA

Fieldfisher | JAUSAS

Grant Thornton

Ospina Abogados

Pérez-Llόrca

Sagardoy Abogados

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Criminal Employment Law

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Sergio Ponce – Urìa Menéndez

Carlos Saíz Díaz – Gomez Acebo & Pombo

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Fernando Vizcaino – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations

Abdón Pedrajas

Augusta Abogados

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Broseta

Ceca Magán

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

MAIO legal

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Alberto Fernández Irizar – Broseta

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Adriano Gómez – Garrigues

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Juan José Hita Fernández – Augusta Abogados

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Carlos Martínez –  ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Inés Molero Navarro – Abdón Pedrajas

Alberto Novoa  – Ceca Magán

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Santiago Pulido Cuesta – Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Francisco Ramos – Grant Thornton

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Angela Toro – MAIO legal

Law firm of the year Litigation

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Augusta Abogados

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

Labormatters Abogados

MAIO Legal

Maroy Legal

Pérez-Llorca

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Toda & Nel-lo

Uría Menéndez

Watson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year Litigation

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Daniel Cifuentes – Pérez-Llorca

Alba Conde – Grant Thornton

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Juan José Hita Fernández – Augusta Abogados

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Ángel Olmedo Jiménez – Garrigues

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Beatriz Ruiz Vela – KPMG

Victoria Truchuelo Puertas – Watson Farley & Williams

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Law firm of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

CMS

Deloitte Legal

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Freshfields

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Uría Menéndez

Watson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues

Mario Barros Garcia – Uría Menéndez

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Fernando Bazán – Deloitte Legal

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Paz de la Iglesia – DLA Piper

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Raquel Flores – Freshfields

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Moira Guitart – Linklaters

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

César Navarro – CMS

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Juan Reyes – Uría Menéndez

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Victoria Truchuelo Puertas – Watson Farley & Williams

Law firm of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory 

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Augusta Abogados

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

Clifford Chance

CMS

Deloitte Legal

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Maroy Legal

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory 

Juan Alonso Berberena – Dentons

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Fernando Bazán – Deloitte Legal

Salvador del Rey – Cuatrecasas

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Ana Gómez – Ceca Magán

Moira Guitart – Linklaters

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Gloria Raich de Castro – Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Rojas Raúl – ECIJA

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Public Sector Employment

Abdón Pedrajas

Bufet Vallbé

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

MAIO legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Toda & Nel-lo

Lawyer of the year Public Sector Employment

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Ivan Gayarre – Sagardoy Abogados

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jesús Lahera – Abdón Pedrajas Abogados

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Luis Pérez – Ceca Magán

Angela Toro – MAIO Legal

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations

Araoz & Rueda

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Bird & Bird

Ceca Magán

CMS

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Maroy Legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Toda & Nel-lo

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Mario Barros Garcia – Uría Menéndez

Salvador del Rey – Cuatrecasas

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Francisco Javier Hervas – KPMG

Inmacualda Herranz – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Juan Antonio Linares – Ceca Magán

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Inés Molero – Abdón Pedrajas

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Francisco Ramos – Grant Thornton

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Mireia Sabaté – Baker & McKenzie

Law firm of the year Social Security

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

CMS

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

EY

Labormatters Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Social Security

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Cecilia Castro – Simmons & Simmons

Iván Gayarre – Sagardoy Abogados

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

María Marques – ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Blanca Mercado – Ceca Magán

César Navarro – CMS

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Mercedes Santos – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Law firm of the year Sports Law

Abdón Pedrajas

Baker & McKenzie

ECIJA

ER Sports Law & Arbitration

Esquad abogados

Eversheds Sutherland

King & Wood Mallesons

KPMG

Portamento Sports

Sagardoy Abogados

Senn Ferrero

Lawyer of the year Sports Law

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

José Luis Fraile – Sagardoy Abogados

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Jorge Pecourt – Portamento Sports

Mario Resino Sastre – Esquad abogados

Enric Ripoll – ER Sports Law & Arbitration

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Top Management

Abdon Pedrajas

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Bird & Bird

Ceca Magán

CMS

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Grant Thornton

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

MAIO Legal

Maroy Legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Squire Patton Boggs

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Top Management

Juan Alonso Berberena – Dentons

Jorge Aranaz – Cuatrecasas

Mario Barros – Uría Menéndez

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Inmacualda Herranz – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Luis Enrique de la Villa – Hogan Lovells

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

Ivan López – Abdon Pedrajas

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Carlos Martínez Cebrián – ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

César Navarro – CMS

Miguel Pastur – Bird & Bird

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

María Royo Codesal – Ebiroy Abogada

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Gender Equality Team of the year

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

DLA Piper

KPMG

Simmons & Simmons

Watson Farley & Williams

Sustainability Team of the year

Allen & Overy

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magan

Dentons

ECIJA

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Sustainability Lawyer of the year

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Javier Hervas – KPMG

Víctor Moralo – ECIJA

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Jorge Sarazá – Ceca Magan

Thought Leadership

Francisco Artacho – KPMG

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Sagardoy Abogados

The firm participates in the most significant labour matters in Spain and assists a large number of domestic and international companies in various sectors. Company restructurings and complex negotiations are among the areas of specialisation of the firm.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Widely recognised as one of the leading employment lawyers in Spain, the professional has a brilliant track record of advisory for domestic and multinational companies, on a range of Employment and Social Security matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL TRADE & UNION RELATIONS

Allen & Overy

The firm has a consolidated experience in working with trade unions and workers’ councils. During the research period, they advised on one of the main collective agreement negotiations of last year, which impacted a great number of employees.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL TRADE & UNION RELATIONS

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

In the past 12 months, the lawyer successfully managed many of the most complex and relevant cases of the firm, providing clients with innovative legal solutions and relevant added value.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Grant Thornton

The firm has a well-structured litigation team, which is very active in the practice. During the research period, the firm handled a huge volume of plans and matters for companies affected by the pandemic, especially in the automotive sector.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán Abogados

The professional successfully coordinates 50 labour lawyers. In 2021 he managed a complex litigation on behalf of a Security and Surveillance company. The professional is valued by the market for his ability to understand, address and resolve sensitive issues.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Simmons & Simmons

During the last 12 months, the firm advised financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences companies on their return to the office plans and on other issues related to the new forms of hybrid working.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Managing Partner of the Employment Department, he has a great experience in advising leading multinational companies in the implementation of complex remuneration systems and other implications in acquisition and merger processes.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Grant Thornton

According to the market, the team is able to understand and deal perfectly with all the most critical issues. Thanks to their expertise, they can relate to the client efficiently and directly.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Marta Alamán – Broseta Abogados

During the research period, she has been recognised both by clients and competitors as one of the leading experts in this field of activity, qualifying among the most excellent lawyers in this area of specialisation.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Uría Menéndez

The firm plays undoubtedly a leading role in this area, being involved in the most important and complex mandates. The market praises the experience and professional qualities of the team.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT 

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

She advised the vice president of corporate affairs of a big company in the Food and Beverage industry. She is appreciated by clients for her sensitivity and confidentiality, which are key traits in this field.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Ceca Magán Abogados

The firm advised a very large company in its restructruring and reorganisation process. Thanks to the firm’s legal assistance, the client reached an agreement satisfactory to all parties involved.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Francisco Javier Hervás Martínez – KPMG

During 2021, the professional advised relevant companies in Spain in many restructuring proceedings, facilitating negotiations with unions and people involved.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A AND EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ISSUES

Uría Menéndez

The team continues to receive a great deal of praise, both from operators and counterparties, and confirms itself as an essential point of reference in the sector. All lawyers have brilliant technical knowledge and strategic vision.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A AND EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ISSUES

Paz de la Iglesia – DLA Piper

She is a versatile lawyer, who has been involved in a number of strategic operations during the research period. Her great preparation and availability make her a cornerstone of the sector.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Squire Patton Boggs

The law firm advised an important American company on all its employment and social security-related matters in Spain. The professionals master the subject, even in its most complex and important aspects.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Cecilia Castro – Simmons & Simmons

She advised in an operation of Debts of Social Security corresponding to an important Spanish group whose productive unit was acquired by a multinational company.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

ECIJA

The firm represents and advises an important public company in the transportation industry. The team has valuable expertise in social security matters, also with cases of considerable economic significance.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados

Recognised as one of the most reliable professionals in the field, she assisted a high-ranking employee in the Government Administration Office in the withdrawal of relationship.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Esquad Abogados

The firm is specialised in assisting and advising professionals in the sport industry. The firm provids quality and innovative service.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

The professional has more than 35 years of professional experience in labour law and is considered one of the leading labour law litigators in Spain. He was involved in a case defending a First Division club and obtaining favourable decisions.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Uría Menéndez

The firm has received the greatest number of positive comments from clients for their in-depth experience.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Highly experienced and technically skilled professional, praised by a large number of clients for his problem-solving skills. He emerged in the research with reference to all labour law implications.

TEAM OF THE YEAR SUSTAINABILITY

Grant Thornton

The firm has a team of professionals dedicated to the topic and to the ESG in general.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SUSTAINABILITY

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

One of the highly recognised women in the labour legal market, she is really appreciated from the market for her commitment and attention to sustainability.

TEAM OF THE YEAR GENDER EQUALITY

Watson Farley & Williams

The Labour Department of the law firm is composed entirely by women, which are well distributed among the various roles and seniorities.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

With more than 25 years of experience, the professional is a specialist in company restructuring, civil liability proceedings and all types of social jurisdiction litigation. He is also a member of the Labour Court of Catalonia, the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the Spanish Forum of Labour Lawyers (Forelab).

RISING STAR

José Antonio Segovia – Allen & Overy

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Event Start:

07/04/2022 18:00

Event end:

07/04/2022 23:00

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Labour lawyers, as guardians of the rules of the game in the dynamics between work’s supply and demand, together with the human resources management operators of the companies, constitute one of the founding components of the social framework of the system.

Iberian Lawyer Labour Awards is an initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, (iberianlawyer.com), with the purpose, among other things, of stimulating competitiveness amongst law firms and lawyers of Spain focused on the labour practice area and recognize the excellence of the private practice lawyers and the firms, experts in the labour sector.

These excellences among labour private practice lawyer and firms will be recognized in Madrid during the gala ceremony on April 7th, 2022. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Juicy.onugha@iberianlegalgroup.com

Law firm of the year
Lawyer of the year
Law firm of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations
Lawyer of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations
Law firm of the year Litigation
Lawyer of the year Litigation
Law firm of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory
Lawyer of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory
Law firm of the year Agency Relationships
Lawyer of the year Agency Relationships
Law firm of the year Top Management
Lawyer of the year Top Management
Law firm of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations
Lawyer of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations
Law firm of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues
Lawyer of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues
Law firm of the year Social Security
Lawyer of the year Social Security
Law firm of the year Public Sector Employment
Lawyer of the year Public Sector Employment
Law firm of the year Sports Law
Lawyer of the year Sports Law
Law firm of the year Criminal Employment Law
Lawyer of the year Criminal Employment Law
Sustainability Team of the year
Gender Equality Team of the year
Thought Leadership

Dolores Carillo Márquez

Prof. Propia agregada derecho del Trabajo y
de la Seguridad Social
Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Madrid)

Lara de la Casa

Head of employment legal department
Indra

Laura Diaz González

Directora de Relaciones Laborales
Grupo Dia

Luis Gimeno

General Secretary and Secretary of the Board 
Acerinox S.A.

Carles Frigola Barrios

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, y de la asesoría jurídico laboral; Abogado en ejercicio
Globalia

María Victoria Jiménez de Pablo

Global Head of Employee Relations
Prosegur Group

Begoña Landazuri Plaza

Corporate Human Resources Director
Grupo Aldesa

Alba Lladó

Senior European Labour Relations & HR Compliance
Agilent

María José López Alvarez

Programme Director, Faculty of Law
Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Madrid)

Álvaro Mena Álvarez

Director de Relaciones Laborales
Globalvia

Patricia Miranda

General Counsel and Compliance Officer
Ouigo España

Pedro Navarro Fernández

Social Policies & Industrial Relations Specialist
Airbus Spain

Óscar Romero Jiménez

Director Corporativo de Recursos Humanos
Vitaldent

Luis Escribano Gomez-Fabra

Employee Relations and Wellness Director
Wizin

Introduction to the 2022 edition

ART.1 – PROMOTERS, PURPOSE AND VALIDITY PERIOD: on the initiative promoted by Iberian Legal Group, in order, among other things, to stimulate competition and the growth of the Labour world, the “Labour Awards Spain” (by now the “event “) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal sector (a.k.a Labour Law Firms and/or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2021 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”).The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTECIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Labour Law Firms and for Individual Lawyers and Professionals who have given their assistance with particular focus, in Spain, to domestic and international companies on the national territory in the Activity Reference Period (separately and jointly, hereinafter the “Participants”).
A. FIRST PHASE: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants will be preliminarily identified and nominated through questionnaires; based on the results of the research carried out during the Activity Reference Period, Iberian Legal Group, will draw up the lists of Participants by inserting them into one or more of the following pre-determined categories.

b. SECOND PHASE: LIST OF THE FINALISTS: Iberian Legal Group will draw up a list of finalists based on the qualitative and quantitative research carried out from the moment the submissions are received to the time the finalists list is published. The list will be announced and published by March 9th, 2022.

c. THIRD PHASE: Iberian Legal Group will present the ranking list of the Finalists during the Jury meeting and will propose to the Jury the name of one Law Firm and one individual Professional as candidates for each category, motivating his/her vote.

The Jury, having received the lists of the finalists (a.k.a. “Law firms” and “Individual Lawyers and / or Professionals”) for each of the categories identified and after having listened to the vote pitch and the motivation from Iberian Legal Group, through their own vote (one vote per capita), will decide the winners to whom the recognition will be awarded. The Jury will be composed of:

– recognized experts from the corporate world in the sector;
– representative of Iberian Lawyer, appointed by Iberian Legal Group (even in the case of more than one representative, Iberian Legal Group will have the right to only one vote);
– any representatives of industry associations.

The Jury will be chaired by the representative of Iberian Legal Group.

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for the assignment of awards to the best “Law Firm” Finalists will be as follows:

1. transactions carried out (value and number) in the Reference Period of the Activities;
2. significant growth factors during the Activity Reference Period (eg promotions, hiring or leaving of new professionals, mergers or acquisitions with other international firms or networks, national or international expansion);
3. positioning and image

The criteria taken into consideration by the Jury for awarding the awards to the best “Single Lawyers and Professionals” Finalists will be as follows:

1. technical, legal and negotiating skills;
2. knowledge of business dynamics related to the product sector (industry);
3. commitment and ability to relate to the customer;4. professional reputation among colleagues.

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists (a.k.a. “Law Firms” and “Individual Lawyers and Professionals”) for each of the categories identified, will be communicated during the Gala Evening. Iberian Legal Group reserves the right to promptly communicate to the Participants/Finalists further details regarding the modalities of participation and conduct of the Gala Evening.

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETREIVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals) for each of the categories identified will be formalized by the Jury, through a representative identified by Iberian Legal Group, during the evening. The recognition will have no economic value, as it is a purely symbolic public recognition.

The formalization of the recognition will take place only towards the relative top Finalist (a.k.a. Law Firms or Individual Lawyers and Professionals), for each category of reference, who must personally participate in the Evening and collect the recognition assigned to him/her.Failure to retrieve the recognition award during the evening by an institutional representative of the winners in any category will be irrevocably understood as a waiver of the same, which, in this case, will be automatically assigned to the next top Finalist of the corresponding category, classified immediately after the renouncing winner, and/or in any case will be irrevocably assigned by Iberian Legal Group in an indisputable way.

Iberian Legal Group authorizes the winners to utilize the image benefits resulting from obtaining the “Iberian Lawyer awards”.

The submission process is open. Please contact awards@iberianlegalgroup.com to request your relevant submission form.

The deadline for entry submissions is February 7th 2022 23:59h CET.

Law firm of the year

Abdón Pedrajas

Baker & McKenzie

Ceca Magán

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas

DLA Piper

Garrigues

Pérez-Llorca

Sagardoy Abogados

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year

Mario Barros – Uría Menéndez

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Adriano Gómez – Garrigues

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Angela Toro – MAIO legal

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Agency Relationships

Abdón Pedrajas

Arguiñariz

Broseta

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

Grant Thornton

Sagardoy Abogados

Toda & Nel-lo

Lawyer of the year Agency Relationships

Marta Alamán – Broseta

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Alba Conde – Grant Thornton

Valentín García – Cuatrecasas

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Laura Guillén – Ceca Magán

Francisco Javier Hervas – KPMG

César Navarro – CMS

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Fernando Zanón – Arguiñariz

Law firm of the year Criminal Employment Law

Bufete Casadeley

ECIJA

Fieldfisher | JAUSAS

Grant Thornton

Ospina Abogados

Pérez-Llόrca

Sagardoy Abogados

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Criminal Employment Law

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Sergio Ponce – Urìa Menéndez

Carlos Saíz Díaz – Gomez Acebo & Pombo

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Fernando Vizcaino – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations

Abdón Pedrajas

Augusta Abogados

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Broseta

Ceca Magán

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

MAIO legal

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Industrial Trade & Union Relations

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Alberto Fernández Irizar – Broseta

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Adriano Gómez – Garrigues

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Juan José Hita Fernández – Augusta Abogados

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Carlos Martínez –  ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Inés Molero Navarro – Abdón Pedrajas

Alberto Novoa  – Ceca Magán

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Santiago Pulido Cuesta – Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Francisco Ramos – Grant Thornton

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Angela Toro – MAIO legal

Law firm of the year Litigation

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Augusta Abogados

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

Labormatters Abogados

MAIO Legal

Maroy Legal

Pérez-Llorca

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Toda & Nel-lo

Uría Menéndez

Watson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year Litigation

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Daniel Cifuentes – Pérez-Llorca

Alba Conde – Grant Thornton

Román Gil – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Juan José Hita Fernández – Augusta Abogados

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Ángel Olmedo Jiménez – Garrigues

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Beatriz Ruiz Vela – KPMG

Victoria Truchuelo Puertas – Watson Farley & Williams

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Law firm of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

CMS

Deloitte Legal

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Freshfields

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Uría Menéndez

Watson Farley & Williams

Lawyer of the year M&A and Employment-Related Issues

Mario Barros Garcia – Uría Menéndez

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Fernando Bazán – Deloitte Legal

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Paz de la Iglesia – DLA Piper

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Raquel Flores – Freshfields

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Moira Guitart – Linklaters

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

César Navarro – CMS

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Juan Reyes – Uría Menéndez

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Victoria Truchuelo Puertas – Watson Farley & Williams

Law firm of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory 

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Augusta Abogados

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magán

Clifford Chance

CMS

Deloitte Legal

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Maroy Legal

Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Non-Contentious & Advisory 

Juan Alonso Berberena – Dentons

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Fernando Bazán – Deloitte Legal

Salvador del Rey – Cuatrecasas

Francisco Fernandez Diez – KPMG

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Ana Gómez – Ceca Magán

Moira Guitart – Linklaters

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Gloria Raich de Castro – Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Rojas Raúl – ECIJA

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Public Sector Employment

Abdón Pedrajas

Bufet Vallbé

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

MAIO legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Toda & Nel-lo

Lawyer of the year Public Sector Employment

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Ivan Gayarre – Sagardoy Abogados

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jesús Lahera – Abdón Pedrajas Abogados

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Luis Pérez – Ceca Magán

Angela Toro – MAIO Legal

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

Law firm of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations

Araoz & Rueda

Baker & McKenzie

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Bird & Bird

Ceca Magán

CMS

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

DLA Piper

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Labormatters Abogados

Maroy Legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Toda & Nel-lo

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Restructuring & Reorganisations

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

Mario Barros Garcia – Uría Menéndez

Salvador del Rey – Cuatrecasas

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Fermín Guardiola – Baker & McKenzie

Francisco Javier Hervas – KPMG

Inmacualda Herranz – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Juan Antonio Linares – Ceca Magán

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Inés Molero – Abdón Pedrajas

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Francisco Ramos – Grant Thornton

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

Mireia Sabaté – Baker & McKenzie

Law firm of the year Social Security

Bufete Casadeley

Ceca Magán

CMS

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

EY

Labormatters Abogados

Sagardoy Abogados

Simmons & Simmons

Squire Patton Boggs

Lawyer of the year Social Security

Juan Alonso Berberena  – Dentons

Cecilia Castro – Simmons & Simmons

Iván Gayarre – Sagardoy Abogados

Sergio Juárez Díez- Labormatters Abogados

María Marques – ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Blanca Mercado – Ceca Magán

César Navarro – CMS

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

Mercedes Santos – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Law firm of the year Sports Law

Abdón Pedrajas

Baker & McKenzie

ECIJA

ER Sports Law & Arbitration

Esquad abogados

Eversheds Sutherland

King & Wood Mallesons

KPMG

Portamento Sports

Sagardoy Abogados

Senn Ferrero

Lawyer of the year Sports Law

David Díaz – Baker & McKenzie

José Luis Fraile – Sagardoy Abogados

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Jorge Pecourt – Portamento Sports

Mario Resino Sastre – Esquad abogados

Enric Ripoll – ER Sports Law & Arbitration

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

Law firm of the year Top Management

Abdon Pedrajas

Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Bird & Bird

Ceca Magán

CMS

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

ECIJA

Eversheds Sutherland

Grant Thornton

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

MAIO Legal

Maroy Legal

Sagardoy Abogados

Squire Patton Boggs

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the year Top Management

Juan Alonso Berberena – Dentons

Jorge Aranaz – Cuatrecasas

Mario Barros – Uría Menéndez

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Inmacualda Herranz – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán

Luis Enrique de la Villa – Hogan Lovells

Martin Godino – Sagardoy Abogados

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

Ivan López – Abdon Pedrajas

Clara Mañoso – Araoz & Rueda

Carlos Martínez Cebrián – ECIJA

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

César Navarro – CMS

Miguel Pastur – Bird & Bird

Jordi Puigbó – Cuatrecasas

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

María Royo Codesal – Ebiroy Abogada

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Gender Equality Team of the year

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

DLA Piper

KPMG

Simmons & Simmons

Watson Farley & Williams

Sustainability Team of the year

Allen & Overy

BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Ceca Magan

Dentons

ECIJA

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Sustainability Lawyer of the year

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Javier Hervas – KPMG

Víctor Moralo – ECIJA

Montse Rodríguez – BDO Abogados y Asesores Tributarios

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

Jorge Sarazá – Ceca Magan

Thought Leadership

Francisco Artacho – KPMG

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

Eduardo Gómez de Enterría – Dentons

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

Carlos Piera – Toda & Nel-lo

Raúl Rojas – ECIJA

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Sagardoy Abogados

The firm participates in the most significant labour matters in Spain and assists a large number of domestic and international companies in various sectors. Company restructurings and complex negotiations are among the areas of specialisation of the firm.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

Widely recognised as one of the leading employment lawyers in Spain, the professional has a brilliant track record of advisory for domestic and multinational companies, on a range of Employment and Social Security matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL TRADE & UNION RELATIONS

Allen & Overy

The firm has a consolidated experience in working with trade unions and workers’ councils. During the research period, they advised on one of the main collective agreement negotiations of last year, which impacted a great number of employees.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL TRADE & UNION RELATIONS

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez – Labormatters Abogados

In the past 12 months, the lawyer successfully managed many of the most complex and relevant cases of the firm, providing clients with innovative legal solutions and relevant added value.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Grant Thornton

The firm has a well-structured litigation team, which is very active in the practice. During the research period, the firm handled a huge volume of plans and matters for companies affected by the pandemic, especially in the automotive sector.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Enrique Ceca – Ceca Magán Abogados

The professional successfully coordinates 50 labour lawyers. In 2021 he managed a complex litigation on behalf of a Security and Surveillance company. The professional is valued by the market for his ability to understand, address and resolve sensitive issues.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Simmons & Simmons

During the last 12 months, the firm advised financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences companies on their return to the office plans and on other issues related to the new forms of hybrid working.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

Managing Partner of the Employment Department, he has a great experience in advising leading multinational companies in the implementation of complex remuneration systems and other implications in acquisition and merger processes.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Grant Thornton

According to the market, the team is able to understand and deal perfectly with all the most critical issues. Thanks to their expertise, they can relate to the client efficiently and directly.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Marta Alamán – Broseta Abogados

During the research period, she has been recognised both by clients and competitors as one of the leading experts in this field of activity, qualifying among the most excellent lawyers in this area of specialisation.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Uría Menéndez

The firm plays undoubtedly a leading role in this area, being involved in the most important and complex mandates. The market praises the experience and professional qualities of the team.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT 

María Royo Codesal – Maroy Legal

She advised the vice president of corporate affairs of a big company in the Food and Beverage industry. She is appreciated by clients for her sensitivity and confidentiality, which are key traits in this field.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Ceca Magán Abogados

The firm advised a very large company in its restructruring and reorganisation process. Thanks to the firm’s legal assistance, the client reached an agreement satisfactory to all parties involved.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Francisco Javier Hervás Martínez – KPMG

During 2021, the professional advised relevant companies in Spain in many restructuring proceedings, facilitating negotiations with unions and people involved.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR M&A AND EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ISSUES

Uría Menéndez

The team continues to receive a great deal of praise, both from operators and counterparties, and confirms itself as an essential point of reference in the sector. All lawyers have brilliant technical knowledge and strategic vision.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR M&A AND EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ISSUES

Paz de la Iglesia – DLA Piper

She is a versatile lawyer, who has been involved in a number of strategic operations during the research period. Her great preparation and availability make her a cornerstone of the sector.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Squire Patton Boggs

The law firm advised an important American company on all its employment and social security-related matters in Spain. The professionals master the subject, even in its most complex and important aspects.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Cecilia Castro – Simmons & Simmons

She advised in an operation of Debts of Social Security corresponding to an important Spanish group whose productive unit was acquired by a multinational company.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

ECIJA

The firm represents and advises an important public company in the transportation industry. The team has valuable expertise in social security matters, also with cases of considerable economic significance.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Blanca Liñan – BDO Abogados

Recognised as one of the most reliable professionals in the field, she assisted a high-ranking employee in the Government Administration Office in the withdrawal of relationship.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Esquad Abogados

The firm is specialised in assisting and advising professionals in the sport industry. The firm provids quality and innovative service.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Fernando Vizcaíno – ECIJA

The professional has more than 35 years of professional experience in labour law and is considered one of the leading labour law litigators in Spain. He was involved in a case defending a First Division club and obtaining favourable decisions.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Uría Menéndez

The firm has received the greatest number of positive comments from clients for their in-depth experience.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Highly experienced and technically skilled professional, praised by a large number of clients for his problem-solving skills. He emerged in the research with reference to all labour law implications.

TEAM OF THE YEAR SUSTAINABILITY

Grant Thornton

The firm has a team of professionals dedicated to the topic and to the ESG in general.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SUSTAINABILITY

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

One of the highly recognised women in the labour legal market, she is really appreciated from the market for her commitment and attention to sustainability.

TEAM OF THE YEAR GENDER EQUALITY

Watson Farley & Williams

The Labour Department of the law firm is composed entirely by women, which are well distributed among the various roles and seniorities.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Jacobo Martínez – Eversheds Sutherland

With more than 25 years of experience, the professional is a specialist in company restructuring, civil liability proceedings and all types of social jurisdiction litigation. He is also a member of the Labour Court of Catalonia, the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the Spanish Forum of Labour Lawyers (Forelab).

RISING STAR

José Antonio Segovia – Allen & Overy

The professional is quickly becoming popular and successful in his practice, recognized by the market.

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Event Start:

07/04/2022 18:00

Event End:

07/04/2022 23:00

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iberianlawyer.com

Iberian Lawyer, is a monthly digital magazine, published by LC Publishing, available in Spanish and English. It represents the main source of information in the legal business sector in Spain and Portugal. The digital magazine – and its portal – address to the protagonists of law firms and in-house lawyers. The magazine is available for free on the website and on Google Play and App Store.

In every issue of the magazine, you will find rankings of lawyers, special report on trends, interviews, information about deals and their advisors.

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