Iberian Lawyer Labour Awards Spain 2023

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 others, 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.

The winners will be recognize on March 29th, 2023 during the gala ceremony.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact amanda.castro@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

Luis Escribano Gómez-Fabra

Director de Relaciones Laborales y Bienestar
WiZink

Yolanda Escribano

Head of Employee Relations, Novartis

Soledad Fernandez Sanz

Head of Labour Legal Affairs, Aena

Carles Frigola Barrios

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalia, Air Europa

Monica Gil

Corporate HR & Organization Director, Fermax

Luis Gimeno Valledor

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

Alba Lladó

HR Compliance & European Labour Relations Professional, Agilent Technologies

Álvaro Mena Álvarez

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalvia

Isaac Millán Fernández

Director Asesoria Jurídica & Compliance
Quirónsalud

Pedro Navarro Fernández

Senior Labor Relations Specialist, Airbus Spain

Silvia Madrid

Head of Legal & Compliance, UniCredit

John Rigau

Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Ramón Sánchez

HR Director, Solunion

IBERIAN LAWYER LABOUR AWARDS SPAIN

Introduction to the 2023 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, it is organized the “Labour Awards Spain” (by now the “Event”) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal labour sector (a.k.a Labour Law Firms and/or Individual Labour Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2022 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”). The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

 

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Labour Law Firms and for Individual Labour 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:

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

 

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 23rd of February 2023.

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 pro capite), 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.

 

Taking in considaration the above criteria, we specify that it will not be possible to overlap and/ or repeat awards for natural or legal persons belonging to the Law Firms and professionals already awarded in the same category respectively as Professional or Team of the Year.

 

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists  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.

Given the aforementioned criteria, it is specified that overlapping and/or repetitions of awards will not be possible for natural or legal persons belonging to Associated Law and Tax Firms who have already been awarded within the same category as Professional or Team of the Year respectively.

 

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETRIEVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (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.

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

In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

There is no cost to submit and you can request your submission form to:

vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

guido.santoro@iberianlegalgroup.com

elia.turco@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

The deadline for the submissions is 4th of February 2023.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Ceca Magán Abogados

The law firm is recognized unanimously as one of the leading team in the labour sector. The lawyers have been capable of managing firmly a various spectrum of complex operations, consolidating their position on the market and the credibility between the competitors.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is recognized as a leader Employment Lawyer in Spain and globally by the most prestigious players in the market. She gained, thanks of her track record and excellent managing skills, credibility and influence in the employment field.

MARKET LEADER

Mario Barros García – Uría Menéndez

The lawyer is appreciated by the principal market players for his managing skills and outstanding expertise in labour matters. With his team, the professional provides an impeccable service to high profile clients in delicate employment disputes.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

The lawyer activity influenced the concept of the labour department in the office, as she has created a standalone practice that generates their own work and generates new clients to the other practice areas in the office.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR HIGH-END M&A

Jones Day

The professionals of the law firm have been involved in one of the most important deals of the last year in the telecommunication sector, particularly valuable strategically and economically. The project was followed by a Multijurisdictional team and was crucial for its labour aspects.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Grant Thornton

The law firm team has been involved in prime level trade union negotiations playing a key role in their resolution. The lawyers operate cohesively being able to face complex matters thanks to their technical skills.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

The professional is recognized as a leading and trusted adviser due to his expertise across a large spectrum of employment law. During the last 12 months he advised, as head of the team, a very important trade union negotiation for a well-known pharmaceutical company.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Pérez-Llorca

The law firm is recognized as one of the legal excellences in the Spanish legal market. The employment team is able to offer detailed services to their client, brilliantly facing, with a consolidated team of lawyer, even the most complicated disputes.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

The lawyer is very focused on always providing a pragmatic advice to the clients, creating a relationship of reciprocal trust. She coordinated her team successfully achieving most of the trials held, defending the interests of the clients in Court from different sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

ECIJA

During the last period, the law firm stand out among the competitors, managing a delicate operation for a very important infrastructure company. The team has proven to be consolidated and efficient, expressing a problem-solving mentality and attention for details.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The lawyer can count on a consolidated team of professional and an expertise built in years of activity. She advises domestic and multinational companies of different sectors on a broad range of employment matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Broseta

The team is cohesive and formed by talented professionals, a wide part of their work is focused on the representation of the companies or senior executives, carrying out all steps of the advice and seeking to maximize the results for the clients.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is very appreciated by the principal market players active in the field. She has gained the trust of first profile clients thanks to her technical skills and brilliant track record.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Eversheds Sutherland

The law firm advised the process of separation of senior executives and shareholder of very important companies. The team is recognized as one of the leading firm for the technical capability and business development.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

The lawyer has a wide experience in the field, he coordinated a team active on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law focused on Top Management advice. The professional is appreciated by the market and competitors that recognized him expertise and leadership.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Allen & Overy

During the last 12 months the firm managed important reorganization matters, mostly in the pharmaceutical market. The team managed successfully relevant and complex collective dismissals.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

The lawyer is very influent in the labour fields. She coordinated with her team relevant and complex restructuring and reorganization processes with significant impact.

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

DLA Piper

The team is formed by a cohesive group of high-profile professionals, well known in the field for their track record and credibility. During the recent period, the lawyers managed several matters, obtaining the appreciation of the clients and consolidating their positions between the market leaders in the labour practice.

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

Daniel Cifuentes – Pérez-Llorca

The lawyer is considered by the market as one of the most influential professionals in the field, mostly in the M&A matters. He is recognized by the principal players for his technical skills, the effective leadership and the ability to bring a pragmatic vision of the practice.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Grant Thornton

The team during the last period has been involved in delicate social security matters, proving the professionals’ technical skills and capabilities in managing complex operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

The lawyer use to manage top level operations on an on-going basis, both market and competitors recognise him a vast experience in the labour field, wide knowledge, and a business-oriented attitude.

BEST PRACTICE LITIGATION

Auren

The law firm professionals advised first profile clients on complicated dispute resolutions operations, proving to be a competitive team capable of facing and concluding even the most delicate challenges.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Abdón Pedrajas | Littler

The law firm is affirmed on the market as one of the most solid players in the labour practice. The team is formed by a cohesive group of professionals capable of managing even the most delicate matters bringing their experience and technical vision as a value.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Blanca Liñan Hernandez – Ceca Magán Abogados

The lawyer has a wide experience in the labour practice, and she is appreciated by the market and the competitors. Just recently the professional has reinforced the labour team of the law firm.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Esquad Abogados

The law firm team is well known on the market as one of the principal advisors in the sport industry, capable to provide a well elaborated and innovative service even for the most complex matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

David Díaz – Baker McKenzie

The lawyer regularly advises Spanish and foreign clubs on the legal aspects of their operations, both in sports matters and in the day-to-day management of such organizations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Bufete Casadeley

The law firm gained during the years the credibility in the area thanks to the tracked record of successfully concluded operations. The team can count on the appreciation of the clients and the market in general.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Highly experienced and technically skilled professional, praised by many clients for his problem-solving skills.

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

KPMG Abogados

The law firm team is very focused on the sustainability themes, as proven by the recent activity of the lawyers in advising high profile clients in the implementation of diversity and inclusion ESG policies.

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Event Start:

29/03/2023 19:30

Event end:

29/03/2023 23:00

Location

Madrid

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 others, 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.

The winners will be recognize on March 29th, 2023 during the gala ceremony.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact amanda.castro@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

Luis Escribano Gómez-Fabra

Director de Relaciones Laborales y Bienestar
WiZink

Yolanda Escribano

Head of Employee Relations, Novartis

Soledad Fernandez Sanz

Head of Labour Legal Affairs, Aena

Carles Frigola Barrios

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalia, Air Europa

Monica Gil

Corporate HR & Organization Director, Fermax

Luis Gimeno Valledor

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

Alba Lladó

HR Compliance & European Labour Relations Professional, Agilent Technologies

Álvaro Mena Álvarez

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalvia

Isaac Millán Fernández

Director Asesoria Jurídica & Compliance
Quirónsalud

Pedro Navarro Fernández

Senior Labor Relations Specialist, Airbus Spain

Silvia Madrid

Head of Legal & Compliance, UniCredit

John Rigau

Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Ramón Sánchez

HR Director, Solunion

IBERIAN LAWYER LABOUR AWARDS SPAIN

Introduction to the 2023 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, it is organized the “Labour Awards Spain” (by now the “Event”) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal labour sector (a.k.a Labour Law Firms and/or Individual Labour Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2022 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”). The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

 

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Labour Law Firms and for Individual Labour 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:

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

 

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 23rd of February 2023.

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 pro capite), 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.

 

Taking in considaration the above criteria, we specify that it will not be possible to overlap and/ or repeat awards for natural or legal persons belonging to the Law Firms and professionals already awarded in the same category respectively as Professional or Team of the Year.

 

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists  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.

Given the aforementioned criteria, it is specified that overlapping and/or repetitions of awards will not be possible for natural or legal persons belonging to Associated Law and Tax Firms who have already been awarded within the same category as Professional or Team of the Year respectively.

 

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETRIEVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (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.

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

In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

There is no cost to submit and you can request your submission form to:

vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

guido.santoro@iberianlegalgroup.com

elia.turco@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

The deadline for the submissions is 4th of February 2023.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Ceca Magán Abogados

The law firm is recognized unanimously as one of the leading team in the labour sector. The lawyers have been capable of managing firmly a various spectrum of complex operations, consolidating their position on the market and the credibility between the competitors.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is recognized as a leader Employment Lawyer in Spain and globally by the most prestigious players in the market. She gained, thanks of her track record and excellent managing skills, credibility and influence in the employment field.

MARKET LEADER

Mario Barros García – Uría Menéndez

The lawyer is appreciated by the principal market players for his managing skills and outstanding expertise in labour matters. With his team, the professional provides an impeccable service to high profile clients in delicate employment disputes.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

The lawyer activity influenced the concept of the labour department in the office, as she has created a standalone practice that generates their own work and generates new clients to the other practice areas in the office.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR HIGH-END M&A

Jones Day

The professionals of the law firm have been involved in one of the most important deals of the last year in the telecommunication sector, particularly valuable strategically and economically. The project was followed by a Multijurisdictional team and was crucial for its labour aspects.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Grant Thornton

The law firm team has been involved in prime level trade union negotiations playing a key role in their resolution. The lawyers operate cohesively being able to face complex matters thanks to their technical skills.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

The professional is recognized as a leading and trusted adviser due to his expertise across a large spectrum of employment law. During the last 12 months he advised, as head of the team, a very important trade union negotiation for a well-known pharmaceutical company.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Pérez-Llorca

The law firm is recognized as one of the legal excellences in the Spanish legal market. The employment team is able to offer detailed services to their client, brilliantly facing, with a consolidated team of lawyer, even the most complicated disputes.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

The lawyer is very focused on always providing a pragmatic advice to the clients, creating a relationship of reciprocal trust. She coordinated her team successfully achieving most of the trials held, defending the interests of the clients in Court from different sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

ECIJA

During the last period, the law firm stand out among the competitors, managing a delicate operation for a very important infrastructure company. The team has proven to be consolidated and efficient, expressing a problem-solving mentality and attention for details.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The lawyer can count on a consolidated team of professional and an expertise built in years of activity. She advises domestic and multinational companies of different sectors on a broad range of employment matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Broseta

The team is cohesive and formed by talented professionals, a wide part of their work is focused on the representation of the companies or senior executives, carrying out all steps of the advice and seeking to maximize the results for the clients.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is very appreciated by the principal market players active in the field. She has gained the trust of first profile clients thanks to her technical skills and brilliant track record.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Eversheds Sutherland

The law firm advised the process of separation of senior executives and shareholder of very important companies. The team is recognized as one of the leading firm for the technical capability and business development.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

The lawyer has a wide experience in the field, he coordinated a team active on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law focused on Top Management advice. The professional is appreciated by the market and competitors that recognized him expertise and leadership.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Allen & Overy

During the last 12 months the firm managed important reorganization matters, mostly in the pharmaceutical market. The team managed successfully relevant and complex collective dismissals.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

The lawyer is very influent in the labour fields. She coordinated with her team relevant and complex restructuring and reorganization processes with significant impact.

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

DLA Piper

The team is formed by a cohesive group of high-profile professionals, well known in the field for their track record and credibility. During the recent period, the lawyers managed several matters, obtaining the appreciation of the clients and consolidating their positions between the market leaders in the labour practice.

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

Daniel Cifuentes – Pérez-Llorca

The lawyer is considered by the market as one of the most influential professionals in the field, mostly in the M&A matters. He is recognized by the principal players for his technical skills, the effective leadership and the ability to bring a pragmatic vision of the practice.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Grant Thornton

The team during the last period has been involved in delicate social security matters, proving the professionals’ technical skills and capabilities in managing complex operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

The lawyer use to manage top level operations on an on-going basis, both market and competitors recognise him a vast experience in the labour field, wide knowledge, and a business-oriented attitude.

BEST PRACTICE LITIGATION

Auren

The law firm professionals advised first profile clients on complicated dispute resolutions operations, proving to be a competitive team capable of facing and concluding even the most delicate challenges.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Abdón Pedrajas | Littler

The law firm is affirmed on the market as one of the most solid players in the labour practice. The team is formed by a cohesive group of professionals capable of managing even the most delicate matters bringing their experience and technical vision as a value.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Blanca Liñan Hernandez – Ceca Magán Abogados

The lawyer has a wide experience in the labour practice, and she is appreciated by the market and the competitors. Just recently the professional has reinforced the labour team of the law firm.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Esquad Abogados

The law firm team is well known on the market as one of the principal advisors in the sport industry, capable to provide a well elaborated and innovative service even for the most complex matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

David Díaz – Baker McKenzie

The lawyer regularly advises Spanish and foreign clubs on the legal aspects of their operations, both in sports matters and in the day-to-day management of such organizations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Bufete Casadeley

The law firm gained during the years the credibility in the area thanks to the tracked record of successfully concluded operations. The team can count on the appreciation of the clients and the market in general.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Highly experienced and technically skilled professional, praised by many clients for his problem-solving skills.

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

KPMG Abogados

The law firm team is very focused on the sustainability themes, as proven by the recent activity of the lawyers in advising high profile clients in the implementation of diversity and inclusion ESG policies.

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 others, 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.

The winners will be recognize on March 29th, 2023 during the gala ceremony.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact amanda.castro@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

Luis Escribano Gómez-Fabra

Director de Relaciones Laborales y Bienestar
WiZink

Yolanda Escribano

Head of Employee Relations, Novartis

Soledad Fernandez Sanz

Head of Labour Legal Affairs, Aena

Carles Frigola Barrios

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalia, Air Europa

Monica Gil

Corporate HR & Organization Director, Fermax

Luis Gimeno Valledor

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

Alba Lladó

HR Compliance & European Labour Relations Professional, Agilent Technologies

Álvaro Mena Álvarez

Director Corporativo de Relaciones Laborales, Globalvia

Isaac Millán Fernández

Director Asesoria Jurídica & Compliance
Quirónsalud

Pedro Navarro Fernández

Senior Labor Relations Specialist, Airbus Spain

Silvia Madrid

Head of Legal & Compliance, UniCredit

John Rigau

Vice President & General Counsel, PepsiCo Western Europe

Ramón Sánchez

HR Director, Solunion

IBERIAN LAWYER LABOUR AWARDS SPAIN

Introduction to the 2023 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, it is organized the “Labour Awards Spain” (by now the “Event”) with the aim of recognizing the excellence of the legal labour sector (a.k.a Labour Law Firms and/or Individual Labour Lawyers and Professionals) who have distinguished themselves for the activities carried out in the year 2022 (hereinafter the “Reference Period of Activities”). The Initiative is governed in the manner indicated below.

 

ART. 2 – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND SELECTION: participation in the Initiative is reserved for Labour Law Firms and for Individual Labour 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:

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

 

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 23rd of February 2023.

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 pro capite), 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.

 

Taking in considaration the above criteria, we specify that it will not be possible to overlap and/ or repeat awards for natural or legal persons belonging to the Law Firms and professionals already awarded in the same category respectively as Professional or Team of the Year.

 

ART. 3 – COMMUNICATION OF THE BEST FINALISTS AND AWARD CEREMONY: the communication of the names of the top finalists  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.

Given the aforementioned criteria, it is specified that overlapping and/or repetitions of awards will not be possible for natural or legal persons belonging to Associated Law and Tax Firms who have already been awarded within the same category as Professional or Team of the Year respectively.

 

ART. 4 – FORMALIZATION AND RETRIEVING OF AWARDS: the awarding of recognition to the top Finalists (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.

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

In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

There is no cost to submit and you can request your submission form to:

vincenzo.rozzo@iberianlegalgroup.com

guido.santoro@iberianlegalgroup.com

elia.turco@iberianlegalgroup.com

 

The deadline for the submissions is 4th of February 2023.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Ceca Magán Abogados

The law firm is recognized unanimously as one of the leading team in the labour sector. The lawyers have been capable of managing firmly a various spectrum of complex operations, consolidating their position on the market and the credibility between the competitors.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is recognized as a leader Employment Lawyer in Spain and globally by the most prestigious players in the market. She gained, thanks of her track record and excellent managing skills, credibility and influence in the employment field.

MARKET LEADER

Mario Barros García – Uría Menéndez

The lawyer is appreciated by the principal market players for his managing skills and outstanding expertise in labour matters. With his team, the professional provides an impeccable service to high profile clients in delicate employment disputes.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Silvia Bauzá – Allen & Overy

The lawyer activity influenced the concept of the labour department in the office, as she has created a standalone practice that generates their own work and generates new clients to the other practice areas in the office.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR HIGH-END M&A

Jones Day

The professionals of the law firm have been involved in one of the most important deals of the last year in the telecommunication sector, particularly valuable strategically and economically. The project was followed by a Multijurisdictional team and was crucial for its labour aspects.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Grant Thornton

The law firm team has been involved in prime level trade union negotiations playing a key role in their resolution. The lawyers operate cohesively being able to face complex matters thanks to their technical skills.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL & TRADE UNION RELATIONS

Eduardo Peñacoba – Simmons & Simmons

The professional is recognized as a leading and trusted adviser due to his expertise across a large spectrum of employment law. During the last 12 months he advised, as head of the team, a very important trade union negotiation for a well-known pharmaceutical company.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Pérez-Llorca

The law firm is recognized as one of the legal excellences in the Spanish legal market. The employment team is able to offer detailed services to their client, brilliantly facing, with a consolidated team of lawyer, even the most complicated disputes.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR LITIGATION

Aurora Sanz – Grant Thornton

The lawyer is very focused on always providing a pragmatic advice to the clients, creating a relationship of reciprocal trust. She coordinated her team successfully achieving most of the trials held, defending the interests of the clients in Court from different sectors.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

ECIJA

During the last period, the law firm stand out among the competitors, managing a delicate operation for a very important infrastructure company. The team has proven to be consolidated and efficient, expressing a problem-solving mentality and attention for details.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR NON-CONTENTIOUS & ADVISORY

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The lawyer can count on a consolidated team of professional and an expertise built in years of activity. She advises domestic and multinational companies of different sectors on a broad range of employment matters.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Broseta

The team is cohesive and formed by talented professionals, a wide part of their work is focused on the representation of the companies or senior executives, carrying out all steps of the advice and seeking to maximize the results for the clients.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS

Pilar Menor – DLA Piper

The professional is very appreciated by the principal market players active in the field. She has gained the trust of first profile clients thanks to her technical skills and brilliant track record.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Eversheds Sutherland

The law firm advised the process of separation of senior executives and shareholder of very important companies. The team is recognized as one of the leading firm for the technical capability and business development.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR TOP MANAGEMENT

Carlos Gil Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons

The lawyer has a wide experience in the field, he coordinated a team active on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law focused on Top Management advice. The professional is appreciated by the market and competitors that recognized him expertise and leadership.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Allen & Overy

During the last 12 months the firm managed important reorganization matters, mostly in the pharmaceutical market. The team managed successfully relevant and complex collective dismissals.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR RESTRUCTURING & REORGANISATIONS

Rosa Zarza – Garrigues

The lawyer is very influent in the labour fields. She coordinated with her team relevant and complex restructuring and reorganization processes with significant impact.

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

DLA Piper

The team is formed by a cohesive group of high-profile professionals, well known in the field for their track record and credibility. During the recent period, the lawyers managed several matters, obtaining the appreciation of the clients and consolidating their positions between the market leaders in the labour practice.

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

Daniel Cifuentes – Pérez-Llorca

The lawyer is considered by the market as one of the most influential professionals in the field, mostly in the M&A matters. He is recognized by the principal players for his technical skills, the effective leadership and the ability to bring a pragmatic vision of the practice.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Grant Thornton

The team during the last period has been involved in delicate social security matters, proving the professionals’ technical skills and capabilities in managing complex operations.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY

Ignacio Regojo – Squire Patton Boggs

The lawyer use to manage top level operations on an on-going basis, both market and competitors recognise him a vast experience in the labour field, wide knowledge, and a business-oriented attitude.

BEST PRACTICE LITIGATION

Auren

The law firm professionals advised first profile clients on complicated dispute resolutions operations, proving to be a competitive team capable of facing and concluding even the most delicate challenges.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Abdón Pedrajas | Littler

The law firm is affirmed on the market as one of the most solid players in the labour practice. The team is formed by a cohesive group of professionals capable of managing even the most delicate matters bringing their experience and technical vision as a value.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

Blanca Liñan Hernandez – Ceca Magán Abogados

The lawyer has a wide experience in the labour practice, and she is appreciated by the market and the competitors. Just recently the professional has reinforced the labour team of the law firm.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

Esquad Abogados

The law firm team is well known on the market as one of the principal advisors in the sport industry, capable to provide a well elaborated and innovative service even for the most complex matters.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR SPORTS LAW

David Díaz – Baker McKenzie

The lawyer regularly advises Spanish and foreign clubs on the legal aspects of their operations, both in sports matters and in the day-to-day management of such organizations.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Bufete Casadeley

The law firm gained during the years the credibility in the area thanks to the tracked record of successfully concluded operations. The team can count on the appreciation of the clients and the market in general.

LAWYER OF THE YEAR CRIMINAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Juan Gonzalo Ospina – Ospina Abogados

Highly experienced and technically skilled professional, praised by many clients for his problem-solving skills.

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

KPMG Abogados

The law firm team is very focused on the sustainability themes, as proven by the recent activity of the lawyers in advising high profile clients in the implementation of diversity and inclusion ESG policies.

Details

Event Start:

29/03/2023 19:30

Event End:

29/03/2023 23:00

Location

Madrid

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