Grant Thornton reinforces its Labour and Employment practice, with the promotion of Soraya Muñoz and Juan Carlos Martín, and strengthens the Audit practice with the appointment of two other partners
The promotions of these four new partners are the result of Grant Thornton’s continued commitment to strengthening its internal talent as part of its growth strategy.
The Labour and Employment area, which Aurora Sanz has headed for almost a decade, has also made significant progress with the promotion to partner of two professionals with a long track record both in the Firm and in the practice of Labour Law in Spain.
Soraya Muñoz (pictured left), new Labour partner, heads the Labour team in the Valencian Community. She joined the firm in 2018 and has more than 15 years of experience, during which time she has acquired in-depth knowledge of labour and social security, specialising in collective proceedings, labour litigation and occupational risk prevention. Soraya has been awarded as best Labour lawyer in the categories of “Public Sector Employment” and “Agency relationship” in the Iberian Lawyer 2021 Labour Awards.
Throughout her career, she has advised large and medium-sized companies – national and multinational – in various sectors such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hospitality and tourism, telecommunications and ports, among others. She also has experience in advising the public sector. She is a member of the Valencia Bar Association (ICAV), and combines her professional practice with her teaching activity as a lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession at the Universidad de Valencia, at the Centre for Financial Studies (CEF) and the European University, and is a regular speaker at forums related to legislative developments.
“Grant Thornton is a firm with great professionals and great clients. I would like to thank all of them for their support and commitment, promoting the development of the work area and the professional recognition that motivates us to continue improving and growing every day. It is a great pleasure to be part of this great team,” said the new partner.
The second newly promoted partner in the Labour & Employment practice is Juan Carlos Martín (pictured right), who leads the Labour & Employment team in the Madrid office. Juan Carlos holds a Law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a Master’s degree in Labour Law Practice from the same university and is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.
He has 25 years of professional experience in providing comprehensive Labour Law advice to companies in different sectors (health, automotive, transport, advertising, services, operational marketing, hospitality, care…), having intervened as a lawyer in multiple judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, both in the Social Courts and before the different High Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court, in all types of conflicts, both individual and collective, as well as in negotiations of collective agreements, Employment Regulation Files, Due Diligence, Equality Plans, Compliance, etc.
“After 25 years of hard work, it gives me great pride to reach the top of the profession driven by the great professionals of this great firm. I would like to express my gratitude to all of them and also to my team, made up of great, honest, loyal and committed people, without whom this challenge would not have been possible,” said Juan Carlos Martín.
On the other hand, Grant Thornton has reinforced its Audit line with the promotion to partners of Iñigo Martínez Aramendi and José Manuel López.
Ramón Galcerán, chairman of Grant Thornton, valued these appointments very positively and emphasised: “We are proud that our own professionals are now part of the firm’s partnership, which will undoubtedly benefit the firm as a whole and also our clients. I would like to congratulate them because this promotion shows that their track record has been excellent and that the development of our internal talent continues to enjoy excellent health.”