Mr Alejandro Gil

Alejandro Gil

Lawyer biography

Alejandro Gil is an Associate in the Employment and Pensions department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo in Barcelona.

He advises domestic and international entities within labour and Social Security proceedings, providing comprehensive advice on the planning and execution of individual and collective dismissals, mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing. Moreover, he also participates in the negotiation of collective statutory agreements, corporate agreements and the substantial modification of working conditions, etc.

Relevant experience

  • Several entities within the banking sector | Advice on individual and collective corporate restructuring processes (individual contract terminations and collective dismissals).
  • Several entities within the chemical industry | Advice on legal proceedings before the Labour Courts and on corporate restructuring processes (individual contract terminations).
  • Several entities within the metal industry | Advice on legal proceedings before the Labour Courts.
  • Several entities within the hotel industry | Advice on legal proceedings and workforce restructuring (individual contract terminations).
  • Several entities within the food and beverage sector | Advice on workforce restructuring (individual contract terminations).
  • Several entities within the energy sector | Advice on the dismissal of senior executives and on legal proceedings before the Labour Courts.

Education

  • 2012 - Master's Degree in Law, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland).
  • 2012 - Graduate of Law, specialising in Employment and Social Security Law, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Spain).
  • 2013 - Specialist Master's Degree in Employment Law, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) (Spain).
  • 2013 - Master's Degree in Legal Practice, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) (Spain).
  • Course on Protocol and Good Practice. Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Spain).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Updates

Employment & Benefits

Does time spent travelling to clients constitute working time?
Spain | 27 March 2019

A trade union recently filed a claim with the Castile and Leon High Court on behalf of 6,000 in-home carers, asking the court to declare that the time which the carers spent travelling between their home and their first and last clients of the day must be deemed working time in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. This is a controversial matter on which the Spanish labour courts have reached various conclusions.

Ignore the collective dismissal regulations… at your peril!
Spain | 20 February 2019

The Supreme Court recently concluded that the implementation of individual redundancies which collectively exceed the applicable statutory thresholds should be carried out in accordance with the legal procedure for collective dismissals, even if agreements have been reached with employee representatives. This case was particularly complex due to the fact that the employment terminations had not been de facto implemented through a redundancy.