DLA Piper promotes Paz de la Iglesia to director of labor practice in Spain
DLA Piper has appointed Paz de la Iglesia as the new director of the firm’s labor practice in Spain, effective May 1, 2022. Pilar Menor, who had previously headed the practice in the Madrid office, will focus on her responsibilities as Senior Partner of the firm in Spain and international manager in charge of the labor practice as Global Co-Chair Employment, Pension and Benefits.
Paz de la Iglesia is the partner responsible for pro bono work and co-head of the ESG practice in Spain, in addition to co-leading the hospitality sector in Madrid. She has worked on numerous business restructurings, participated in cases before courts and tribunals, collective bargaining issues, drafting of senior management contracts, advice on labor aspects of M&A, etc. She is also a regular speaker at seminars on socio-labor issues.
Menor will maintain her international position as Global Co-Chair of Employment, Pension and Benefits of the firm, one of the largest international labor departments, made up of a team of nearly 400 professionals in 40 jurisdictions dedicated to labor law, pensions and benefits. She is currently one of the Spanish lawyers with the most international responsibility and participates in various of the firm’s international committees such as Diversity and Inclusion and Health and Wellbeing.
She is a professor at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. She is President of the Spanish Forum of Labor Lawyers (Forelab) and Counselor of the Council of Bar Associations of the Community of Madrid. She is the author of various publications on labor matters and a regular speaker at labor seminars. DLA Piper is ranked as Excellent in both Labor Advisory and Labor Litigation in Spain by Leaders League.
“It is a great pleasure to pass the baton for the management of the local department to Paz de la Iglesia, a great lawyer and colleague, and focus on my international responsibilities, which I will continue to combine with advising our clients,” Menor said. “We live in very interesting times for labor professionals, and it is a privilege to be able to see first-hand the major global trends. Paz's appointment is a new sign of DLA Piper's firm commitment to giving leadership opportunities to female talent.”
“It is an honor for me to take on this new professional challenge in the Labor area, which I face with the utmost enthusiasm and commitment,” Iglesia said. “I am confident that I will be able to add the knowledge I have acquired over all these years together with Pilar Menor, at a particularly key moment for the area and that, after the pandemic and the latest reforms, has experienced a significant increase in both the number of cases and clients as well as in their importance."
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