WFW launches Employment practice, appoints new partner

Watson Farley & Williams has appointed Victoria Truchuelo Puertas as a partner in Madrid, to lead the new Employment practice

Before, Victoria was at Allen & Overy where she was a senior associate from 2011 to 2020, with previous experience as in-house counsel at Acciona and in the Labour Law department of PwC.

Victoria (pictured) is an expert negotiator with over a decade’s experience working with individual employees and senior executives at international corporations, drafting termination letters, employment contracts, company policies and settlement agreements, including major collective redundancies. She specialises in Employment aspects of a wide range of corporate transactions, such as Due Diligence reports and sale and purchase agreement and asset purchase agreement contract negotiations. As well as her native Spanish, Victoria speaks English fluently and German to a high level.

Madrid Office head María Pilar García Guijarro commented: “I’m very excited to welcome Victoria to our team. Setting up an employment department has been a key objective for WFW Madrid as we continue our expansion in line with the firm’s services into sector strategy, with the aim of providing a full-service offering to our clients across all of our specialist sectors. I firmly believe that Victoria, with her experience, talent and wonderful interpersonal skills, is the perfect addition to our team and adds another high-quality dimension to our office.”

Victoria added: “I’m delighted to be joining WFW. To help set up a new department in a rapidly growing and highly prestigious office is a fantastic opportunity for me and I cannot wait to begin leveraging WFW’s outstanding reputation in Spain as a platform to help expand my practice into its impressive client base.”

Desire Vidal