Martín, Concha

Concha Martín

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.

Biography

Concha Martín joined Baker McKenzie in 1991, and currently serves as a partner in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in Madrid. She is ranked in Chambers Europe, and has significant litigation experience in the area of labor and employment law. She has also participated in significant Supreme Court cases on employee equity benefits and other employment and labor matters. Also a member of the Madrid office’s Restructuring Committee, Ms. Martín is seasoned in labor negotiations and restructurings. She regularly collaborates with economic newspapers and specialized journals, and is a frequent speaker in courses at the Instituto de Empresa, the Madrid Bar Association and ICADE’s MBA program.

Practice Focus

Ms. Martín advises on a broad range of labor and employment matters. She has extensive litigation experience and has represented domestic and multinational companies before the Supreme Court on various issues, including stock options, harassment, and privacy issues. Ms. Martín has also negotiated numerous restructurings and massive layoffs with unions and works council, as well as high-profile executive terminations

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a major multinational publishing company in the reorganization of its business models and operations in Spain, including redundancies and significant changes to employment conditions and policies. 
  • Representing major firms in the banking/finance, health care and technology and IT industries with major downsizings and restructuring of employee benefits involving hundreds of employees.
  • Advising and providing sound representation in negotiations with national and local unions threatening strikes.
  • Litigation in sexual harassment claims and alleged felonies in the workplace seeking relief in suits amounting to more than EUR100,000.00.
  • Representation of domestic and multinational companies before the Spanish Supreme Court on a variety of issues, including stock options and other equity related rights in the context of dismissals.
  • Negotiation of equality plans to bring companies into compliance with legal requirements on anti-discrimination measures.
  • Advising on all aspects of employee equal opportunity, whistleblowing and code of ethics policies for numerous multinationals.

Admissions

  • Madrid~Spain (1991)

Education

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Diploma Labour and Fiscal Law) (1992)
  • Instituto de Empresa (M.D.) (1989)
  • University Autonoma de Madrid (Law Degree) (1987)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish