EY hires José María Goerlich as Labour of counsel

EY Abogados has hired Labour expert José María Goerlich as of counsel to bolster its Labour area and make progress in its commitment to highly specialised knowledge

EY Abogados continues to strengthen the Labour Law area with the incorporation of renowned professor José María Goerlich (pictured) as of counsel. Goerlich will provide technical support and advice to EY Abogados Labour Law team, headed by Raúl García, who a few months ago incorporated Isabel Merenciano as the new partner head of Labour Law in its Valencia office.

He is a graduate of the University of Valencia and a Doctor from the University of Bologna (Italy). José María Goerlich is an eminent expert in this field. He held the Labour Law chair at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and subsequently at the Universidad de Valencia. In addition to being vice-dean of the School of Law, he has been vice-rector of the teaching staff at this university, where he currently heads the Labour and Social Security Law department.

Concerning his non-academic activity, he has been a substitute judge at the Valencian Community High Court of Justice and a lawyer at the Constitutional Court. Since 2013 he has been an advisor to the Economic and Social Council as an expert appointed by the Government. He has been an arbitrator for the Canary Islands’ dispute resolution system and is currently an arbitrator for the Labour Arbitration Court of the Community of Valencia.

With this incorporation as of counsel, EY Abogados continues to make progress in the commitment to increase the number of teams with highly specialised professionals. In the last few years, EY Abogados has registered sustained growth in double-digit turnover, which has allowed the firm to double its size. In the last financial year, the firm had a turnover of €136.2 million, a 10.2 per cent growth compared to the previous year.

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