Ana Alós

Partner since 2016 ––– Barcelona
Member no. 24011 of the Barcelona Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • English

  • Catalan

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Ana Alós joined the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez in 1998 and was appointed partner in 2016.

Ana specialises in employment and social security law and has extensive experience in work-related accidents and professional illnesses. She advises on sanctions, social security pensions and actions for damages, as well as in criminal proceedings in labour-related breaches. She has participated in several proceedings in connection with chemical intoxications and has drafted work-related accidents codes of good practice for different business activity sectors.

Ana also advises national and international clients in connection with discrimination and equality issues, drafting employment contracts, remuneration and working hours, social security contributions, collective bargaining agreements, sanctioning procedures, individual and collective dismissals and labour issues concerning mergers, acquisitions and company restructurings.

Ana cooperates with different non-profit making organizations advising on legal issues regarding work and conciliation of personal and professional life in families with seriously ill minors. In 2007 she successfully introduced an amendment to Law 3/2007 of 22 March for the equality on women and men that amended article 48.4. 5th paragraph of the Statute of Workers which extended maternity leave in cases when a new born is hospitalised after birth. 

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 1996
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Practice, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), 1997
  • Diploma in Social Security, Instituto de Educación Continua de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra, 1999
  • Certificate in Human Resources, Berkeley University, 2001

Professional associations

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Spanish Forum of Labour Lawyers (FORELAB)

Teaching activity

Since 2006 Ana has lectured on various courses offered by the Barcelona Bar Association: Master’s Degree in Legal Practice, courses on employment and social security law and its Legal Practice School.

Since 2007 Ana has lectured on the Master’s Degree in Human Resources and the Master’s Degree on Executive Management offered by EADA (Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración).

From 2004 to 2009 Ana taught on the Universidad de Barcelona’s practicum on e-commerce law.

Since 2015 Ana has lectured on various courses at ESADE Business & Law School (Ramon Llull University).

Recent publications

  • Ana Alós. In 2020 Práctica laboral para abogados. Los casos más relevantes en 2019 de los grandes despachos. Salvador del Rey Guanter (Coordinador). Las Rozas (Madrid): La Ley-Wolters Kluwer, 2020

  • Ana Alós. L'Econòmic (, 10/11/2019

  • Ana Alós, Santiago Botella Vivo. In Cuadernos de Derecho para Ingenieros. Economía colaborativa. Román Escudero Gallego (Director), Santiago Martínez Garrido (Director), Juan Ignacio Peinado Gracia (Coordinador). Las Rozas (Madrid): Iberdrola-Wolters Kluwer, 2018

  • Ana Alós. In Derecho social de la Unión Europea. Aplicación por el Tribunal de Justicia. María Emilia Casas Baamonde (Director), Román Gil Albuquerque (Director), Ignacio García-Perrote Escartín (Coordinador), Adriano Gómez García-Bernal (Coordinador), Antonio Vicente Sempere Navarro (Coordinador). Madrid: Francis Lefebvre, 2018

  • Ana Alós, María Ángela Álvarez Vázquez. In Remunicipalización de servicios, sucesión de empresa y trabajadores indefinidos no fijos. Adrián Todolí Signes (Director), David Martínez (Coordinador). Cizur Menor (Navarra): Aranzadi, 2017