Admitted: 1988, Barcelona
Areas of Practice
Labour & Employment Law
Partner of the law firm Cuatrecasas, where she forms part of the employment practice group.
Cuatrecasas is one of the leading legal firms on the Iberian Peninsula. Cuatrecasas offers comprehensive legal advice in the various areas of business law with an emphasis on personalization and results. The firm has major offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and in the major Spanish and Portuguese cities, as well as in Brussels, New York, Paris, Londo, Casablanca and Sao Paulo.
Sonia Cortés has extensive experience in employment law, including collective redundancy, dismissals, negotiations with trade unions, senior executive agree-ments, court litigation, and major issues such as discrimination and safety at work (alleged employer's liability for asbestos), focusing on legal advice to foreign mul-tinationals.
She is a lecturer on employment law at the reputable school of business admini-stration ESADE. She has been a lecturer at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, at the Higher School of International Trading (ESCI), at the Barcelona Bar Association, at the High Business Institute (ISDE) and at the School for Business Administra-tion (AEA) of Barcelona.
University of Barcelona, Bachelor of Laws, 1988
Ms. Cortés is author of several articles on employment law in specialized legal publications and in the national newspaper such as the following:
2000 "Objective Redundancy under Spanish Law", International Company and Commercial Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell, Vol II, March, Issue 3.
2001 "Subcontracting in Spain" in "Handbook on Cross-Border Industrial Sub-Contracting", AIJA Law Library, Kluwer Law International
2002 Stock Options Schemes Under Labour Law, International Corporate Company and Commercial Law Review, issue 11, 2002, Sweet & Maxwell
2002 Articles on "Employment relations in multinationals", finance na-tional newspaper Expansión
2002-2005 Several articles on employment law in national newspaper La Van-guardia, "Togas" Section.
2005 "Implicaciones del nombramiento de directivos al consejo" ("Implications of managers' appointment to the board"), Abogacía & Empresa, No. 1, May 2005
2005 "The Spanish Supreme Court widens the interpretation of Transfer of Undertakings", Employment and Industrial Relations Law, International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol 15., no. 2, September 2005
2006 "New Employment Law, Spain", The International Employment Lawyer, ABA International Employment Law Committee, Section of International Law, Summer 2006, no. 02.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, and Catalan