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 based in Uría Menéndez’s Barcelona office. He joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2011.

He specialises in employment and social security law and regularly advises on workforce restructurings (e.g. collective redundancies, insolvency layoffs and transfers and takeovers) and collective negotiations (collective bargaining agreements, modification of working conditions, etc.). Juan is also highly experienced in advising on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

He advises on drafting and terminating employment contracts (particularly for senior management), pension plans, bonus schemes, stock options, social security contributions, relocating overseas, remote working, collaborative economy as well as work and residence permits.

An important part of Juan’s professional practice is advising clients on employment disputes and litigation as well as representing them in the labour courts and in out-of-court proceedings.

Juan has written and co-authored numerous articles.

The main international legal directories (Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, etc.) name Juan as an expert on Spanish employment law.

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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 at a number of universities and business schools (UPF, ESADE, EADA).

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