GC Legal signs Labour co-head

Madrid-based law firm GC Legal has hired Lorena Barrera to co-head the Labour Law department

Valencian lawyer Lorena Barrera (pictured) joins the firm to co-lead the labour law department, along with partner Juián María Crespo. With this signing, the firm led by the State Attorney on leave of absence Tomás González Cueto continues to add professionals “with an excellent legal background and training,” according to the law firm.

The new incorporation is part of the firm’s commitment to growth, which in addition to increasing its team of professionals specialised in all areas of Law, according to González Cueto, “is another step forward in its aim” to establish itself in the city of Valencia and the rest of the Valencia Region.

Lorena Barrera has a degree in Law from the Universidad de Valencia, a Master’s degree in Labour Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues, and a Master’s degree in Corporate Legal Consultancy-LLM from the Instituto de Empresa. Her training is completed with a Research Study by Harvard University-Harvard Law School entitled: “Collective bargaining and unions. Differences between Spanish and American Regulation”. In addition, she has collaborated in the Instituto de Empresa’s Higher Programme of Labour Consultancy during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions.

Before joining GC Legal, she advised national and international companies for 8 years at De Andrés y Artiñano Abogados and previously worked in the Labour Relations area of the Enagás Group.

“At a time when Labour Law advice is one of the most convulsive matters in legal and social current affairs, making headlines almost daily in the media, it is essential to be able to offer our clients a high quality comprehensive legal advice service,” explained the lawyer, who added: “We are in a time of change and on the verge of a far-reaching Labour reform, in which more than ever the client needs security, quality and excellence in the advice required.”

Desire Vidal