Iberian Lawyer – Labour Awards 2023, the winners
The winners of the Iberian Lawyer Labour Spain Awards 2023 were announced during the gala ceremony held at the Wellington Hotel in Madrid. Once again, the Labour Awards recognised the excellence amongst Spanish professionals active in this area.
The winners were the following:
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.