Latham & Watkins To Add Experienced Employment Lawyer in Spain

Naiara Rodriguez-Escudero’s arrival will strongly complement the firm’s growing corporate practice in Spain and Europe.

March 27, 2018

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Naiara Rodriguez-Escudero will join the firm’s Madrid office as a partner in the Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice. Rodriguez-Escudero regularly advises Spanish and international clients on a variety of complex employment law matters relating to restructurings, outsourcings, mergers and acquisitions, including downsizing and redundancy plans, as well as the full spectrum of legal and regulatory matters relating to corporate transactions, such as industrial disputes, collective bargaining agreements, stock and cash based incentive programmes, relocation, social security, and employment litigation, among others.

“We are delighted to welcome Naiara to the firm,” said Juan Picon, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Spain. “We have exciting plans to further grow our market-leading corporate practice in Spain. Naiara is a highly respected practitioner, with deep expertise across a range of employment law matters. An experienced, strategic advisor to companies and boards, Naiara’s counsel and experience will be of great value to our public company and private equity clients.”

“Naiara is one of the top employment lawyers in Spain,” added Stephen Brown, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice. “She is a highly astute lawyer, with superb judgement and a skillset that will significantly enhance our contentious and non-contentious employment capability in Spain and Europe. We are thrilled she will be joining the firm.”

“Naiara joining the firm is an important piece to the puzzle as we look to deliver sophisticated services for companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions doing business in Spain and across Europe,” added José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos, Local Chair of the Corporate Department in Spain.

Rodriguez-Escudero is the latest lawyer to join the firm in Spain, following the arrivals of Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos as partners, and Ana González-Linares as counsel. She joins Latham & Watkins from Linklaters’ Madrid office. She graduated with a degree in Law and Business from Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao.

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Notes to Editors
1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Juan Picon, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Spain, +34.91.791.5010
Stephen Brown, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice, +44.20.7710.1066
José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos, Local Chair of Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department in Spain, +34.91.791.5028

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