New head of Labour and Employment at DLA Piper Spain

New partner in charge of Labour and Employment at DLA Piper Spain, Paz de la Iglesia

Spanish law firm DLA Piper has appointed Paz de la Iglesia (pictured left) as the new head of the firm’s Employment practice, effective 1 May 2022.

Until now, Pilar Menor (pictured right) was responsible for this practice in the Madrid office. From this new incorporation, she will focus on her responsibilities as Senior Partner of the firm in Spain and international head of the labour practice as Global co Chair Employment, Pension and Benefits, being currently one of the Spanish lawyers with the greatest international responsibility.

Paz de la Iglesia is partner in charge of Pro Bono and co-head of the ESG practice in Spain, as well as co-leading the Hospitality sector in Madrid. She has been involved in numerous corporate restructuring transactions, legal intervention before social courts and tribunals, collective bargaining, drafting of senior management contracts, advising on labour aspects of M&A, etc. She is also a regular speaker at seminars on social and labour issues. This year Paz has been awarded Iberian Lawyer’s M&A-related employment Lawyer of the Year 2022.

“It is an honour for me to take on this new professional challenge in the labour and employment area, which I face with the utmost enthusiasm and commitment. I am confident that I will be able to add the knowledge acquired over all these years together with Pilar Menor, at a particularly key time for the area, which, after the pandemic and the latest reforms, has experienced a significant increase in the number of cases and clients, as well as in the importance of the same”, says Paz de la Iglesia, the new partner in charge of Employment at DLA Piper Spain.

Irina Wakstein