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Chambers Europe 2021

Naiara Rodriguez-Escudero

  • Plaza de la Independencia 6
  • 28001 Madrid
  • Spain

Naiara Rodríguez-Escudero leads the Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice in Madrid, advising global private equity funds and major employers in Spain on a variety of complex employment matters.

Ms. Rodríguez-Escudero draws on deep experience and a sophisticated understanding of Spanish and European employment law to counsel and represent major employers in their most sensitive and business-critical matters, including:

  • Compensation plans
  • Employment litigation
  • Industrial disputes
  • Negotiating with trade unions
  • Relocation
  • Senior executive contract negotiations
  • Social security
  • Stock and cash-based incentive programs
  • Downsizing and redundancy plans
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Restructurings
  • Whistleblower and internal investigations

Ms. Rodríguez-Escudero regularly speaks at employment law seminars and publishes articles in the field.

Ms. Rodríguez-Escudero's experience includes advising:

Corporate Transactions
  • KKR in the restructuring and subsequent sale of distressed company Grupo Gallardo
  • Cerner Corporation in the sale of its healthcare IT business unit in Spain and Germany to CompuGroup Medical SE
  • Skydance in the acquisition of Ilion’s animation production business unit in Spain
  • Triton Partners in the acquisition of Fertiberia, a manufacturer of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals, from Grupo Villar Mir
  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of a majority stake in Iberconsa from Portobello Capital
  • Square Inc. in the acquisition of Spanish payments start-up Verse
  • KKR on the public takeover bid over the shares of Telepizza Group
  • Cerberus in the acquisition of 80% of the Spanish real estate business of BBVA
  • Carlyle in the €390 million acquisition of a majority stake in Codorniú, a Spanish based wine and cava producer
  • L Catterton in the acquisition of an 80% stake in Goiko Grill
  • Portobello in the €225 million sale of Multiasistencia to Allianz
  • Teladoc in the US$352 million acquisition of Advance Medical
Advice and Counsel
  • Spanish bank BBVA in a wide variety of labor matters, including:
    • The Board of Directors’ remuneration committee on the new contractual framework for bank executives ensuring compliance with employment regulations, remuneration rules, and EBA guidelines
    • Drafting new senior executive contracts, including the coordination and execution of these contracts in other countries
    • Coordination of local counsel in a variety of employment matters worldwide for BBVA and its local entities
  • A major pharmaceutical company in a whistleblower-related internal investigation
  • A major pharmaceutical company in internal investigations resulting from regulatory actions
  • Morgan Stanley on day-to-day employment and compensation matters in Spain
  • Cinven on day-to-day employment and compensation matters in Spain
  • Cerberus on a variety of equity plans for its Spanish operations
  • A global media company in a harassment litigation matter in Spain
  • A major pharmaceutical company in the closure of certain operations in Spain
  • BoAML in a collective suspension of labor contracts in relation to a hotel investment in Spain
  • Equatorial Coca Cola Bottling Company in the implementation of an international pension plan
  • Altamira Asset Management, S.A. in a collective class action (conflicto colectivo) brough by CCOO seeking the return of 183 employees to Banco Santander; the case was won both at the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) and Supreme Court
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