Juan Reyes

Partner since 2011 ––– Barcelona
Member no. 25781 of the Barcelona Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • English

  • Catalan

  • French

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Juan Reyes is a lawyer in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2011.

Juan specialises in employment and social security law and regularly advises on the drafting and termination of employment contracts (particularly for senior executives), pension plans, bonus schemes, stock options, social security contributions, international relocations and work and residence permits. He advises companies on workforce restructurings (e.g., collective redundancies, layoffs in insolvency situations and transfers), collective negotiations (on collective bargaining agreements, the amendment of working conditions, etc.) and on employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions.

Juan advises clients on employment disputes and litigation and represents them in the labour courts and in out of court proceedings. He also has extensive experience in carrying out labour audits, drafting due diligence reports and issuing legal opinions on employment and social security matters.

He regularly advises on the impact of new technologies (e.g., employees’ use of email and Internet, teleworking), company policies on issues such as discrimination and mobbing, and good governance guidelines.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, 1999
  • Postgraduate Degree in Labour Law, Institut d’Educació Continua (IDEC -UPF), 2002-2003

Professional associations

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Foro Español de Laboralistas (FORELAB)

Teaching activity

Juan lectures on the Master's Degree in Labour law and others at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He collaborates with the Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA), where he has lectured on the International Human Resources Management Master’s Degree programme and on Strategic Employment Relationships on the Executive MBA.

In 2015 lectured on the Master’s Degree on Labour Procedure Law in the Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE).

He also teaches at the Legal Practice School of Barcelona Bar Association.

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