Dentons appoints managing counsel for labor & employment

Dentons has appointed Juan Alonso Berberena as managing counsel of the Spanish office’s labor and employment department. Until now, he held the position of counsel at the firm, which he joined in 2010.

With a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master in Comparative Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and in European Law and European Community Policy from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Berberena has more than 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive advice on Labor and Social Security Law to both Spanish and international companies.

Throughout his career he has specialized in matters and issues such as hiring of employees and executives; modification, suspension and termination of individual and collective labor relations; salary policies, incentives and pension plans; drafting of labor audit reports and due diligence; as well as labor aspects derived from corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions of national and cross-border companies.

Additionally, he has extensive experience in labor litigation, regularly intervening in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, as well as in collective bargaining procedures. Previously, he worked in other international law firms such as Ashurst or Baker & McKenzie and in the national law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

Dentons’ new managing counsel is a member of Forelab (Foro Español de Laboralistas) and combines his activity as a lawyer with teaching, giving courses for practicing lawyers at the Madrid Bar Association on various labor matters, while also participating in the master’s degree program of the Instituto de Capital Riesgo on “private equity for employers”.

Julia Gil