Eversheds Sutherland appoints managing partner in Spain, Jacobo Martínez, to European Executive Committee

Martínez will lead the professionals area and the partner and associate development programs throughout Europe.

Posted Wednesday, January 26th 2022
Eversheds Sutherland appoints managing partner in Spain, Jacobo Martínez, to European Executive Committee

The law firm Eversheds Sutherland has appointed the managing partner of the firm in Spain, Jacobo Martínez, as a new member of the European Executive Committee of the firm at a global level.

From his new position, which will last two years, Martínez will lead the Human Resources area and partner and associate development programs, one of the firm's strategic pillars for 2023. Among his responsibilities will be ¡ attracting, retaining, and maximizing the potential of the firm’s talent; drive brand clarity, consistency and trust; build a diverse and inclusive community; and promote the growth of the firm.

The European Executive Committee of Eversheds Sutherland is made up of five partners of different nationalities. Its objective is to ensure the firm's growth. The committee is made up of: Ian Gray (UK), president of Eversheds Sutherland Europe, who leads the client area; Helen Thomas (UK), European Managing Partner and Brand Manager; Jonas Saldzius, managing partner of Lithuania, who coordinates the technology area; Peter Haas, managing partner of Switzerland, responsible for the Compliance area; and Martínez, head of the ​​professionals area and development program.

Martínez, the managing partner of the firm in Spain since October 2020 and head of the labor department, has more than 20 years of experience in labor law and social security, particularly the implementation of complex remuneration systems, advice related to labor in purchases, mergers and other operations, as well as the different workforce restructuring processes, collective bargaining, and resolution of legal disputes. Likewise, he is an expert in areas such as restructuring large companies and modifications/terminations of senior management contracts. He is ranked “Excellent” in Leaders League’s Labor and Advisory category and “Highly Recommended” in Labor Litigation.

“Having made such an impact since he became Managing Partner, I am excited about what Jacobo can bring us over the next two years,” said Ian Gray.

For his part, Martínez pointed out that “it is an honor to become part of this European Executive Committee, for which I am very grateful. My appointment will allow us to provide practical solutions by more actively participating in the development of our strategy, as well as professional and labor relations with each of the people who are part of our global firm”, he added.