Mario Barros

Partner since 2008 ––– Madrid
Member no. 60413 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • English

  • German



Mario Barros is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He became a partner in 2008. Mario joined the firm in 1996 and specialises in advising on all areas of employment and social security law.

Mario has extensive experience in advising Spanish and foreign companies on the drafting and termination of employment contracts, particularly those of senior executives, as well as on transactional labour law issues (mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings) and outsourcing.

Mario is frequently asked to advise on workforce restructurings and collective bargaining agreements.

A substantial part of Mario’s practice involves advising clients on employment disputes, representing them in judicial and extrajudicial settlement proceedings. He also provides advice on remuneration systems, pensions, social benefits, etc.

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  • Law Degree, Universidad de Salamanca, 1995
  • Stiftung Maximilianeum Ludwig Maximiliam Universität, Munich, 1995-1996
  • Diploma in Labour Law Practice, Escuela de Práctica Jurídica of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1998

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Asociación de Abogados Laboralistas (FORELAB)

Teaching activity

Mario was an assistant labour law lecturer at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for several years. He currently lectures at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid and on the Master’s Degree to Access the Legal Profession at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

Mario has recently lectured on labour law in various master’s degree programmes and other courses. He is also a regular speaker and commentator at law seminars and conferences pertaining to his field of expertise.

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