Guillermo Ruiz de Salazar is an associate of the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice in Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office. He has extensive experience in all types of employment related issues and has taken part in a wide range of relevant judicial proceedings before labor courts. His practice includes:

  • Executive compensation, employment, and benefits matters
  • Litigation
  • White collar defense and investigations
  • M&A
  • Due diligence
  • Collective lay-offs

Mr. Ruiz de Salazar has broad experience in advising Spanish and international companies in all types of employment related matters, especially in collective layoffs, restructurings, international relocations, top executives employment related issues, planning and execution of transfers of undertaking, and management incentive plans.

Mr. Ruiz de Salazar’s experience includes advising:

  • Singapore Airport Terminal Services in connection with the acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management 
  • The Spanish subsidiary of an international company in the judicial process resulting from the collective lay-off that impacted c. 1000 employees
  • CVC in its €2 billion strategic investment in LaLiga to set in motion LaLiga Impulso, a project to boost the global growth of LaLiga and its clubs
  • Brookfield Asset Management in the acquisition of Spanish slate producer Cupa from The Carlyle Group
  • Karnov Group in the acquisition of the legal information businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France
  • Platinum Equity on the €3.5 billion acquisition of waste management company Urbaser from China Tianying 
  • BBVA in employment related issues in several jurisdictions where the bank operates
  • Denham Capital regarding the termination of a services agreement with a servicer in Spain and the transfer of certain employees to a Newco during a transition process
  • Square in the acquisition of Verse, a Spanish peer-to-peer payments app
  • KKR in the restructuring and subsequent sale of distressed company Grupo Gallardo
  • An international pharmaceutical company in an employment related internal investigation in Spain
  • Skydance in the acquisition of Ilion’s animation production business unit in Spain

Bar Qualification

  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LL.M., Centro de Estudios Garrigues, 2011
  • BA (Law), Universidad Complutense, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English