Carlos de la Torre

Of Counsel
Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


Carlos de la Torre joined Baker McKenzie as of counsel in 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of labor law in Spain and in the UK. He was labor inspector (on leave) and has held high-level positions including Counsellor for Transport at the Spanish Embassy in London and Permanent Representative of Spain to the International Maritime Organization and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds, where he advised on the Spanish claims. Mr. De la Torre is co-director of the Labor Law and CSR and Law forums at Foundation for Research of Law and Business (FIDE) and associate professor of employment law at Carlos III University.

Practice Focus

Mr. de la Torre advises domestic and multinational companies on a broad range of labor and employment matters, with particular emphasis on union-related negotiations on issues including layoffs and relocations, collective redundancies, collective bargaining agreements, labor compliance or transfers of employees. He also has extensive experience advising on labor accidents and the management of companies’ legal risks concerning health and safety issues, as well as on social security matters.  

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madrid Bar Association - Member

  • FORELAB (Labor Lawyers Forum) - Member

  • Association of Labour Relations Directors (ADIRELAB) - Vice President


  • Madrid~Spain (2013)


  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Master en Jurisprudencia Social) (2012)
  • Instituto de Empresa (Master en Responsabilidad Corporativa) (2003)
  • IESE Business School (PDD) (2002)
  • Madrid Autónoma University (1987)


  • English
  • French


Author, "Future of Employment and Globalization", FIDES Legal Blog

Co-author, "Innovation and CSR: Tandem for Competitiveness," Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Co-author, "Sustainable Labor Market 2020: Public and Corporate Strategies," Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2012

Co-author, "Restructuring of companies and social plans," Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2011

Co-author, "Equality Plans: A New Focus on the Corporate Management," Ed. Cinca, 2011