Alfonso Suárez

OF COUNSEL

SPECIALIZATION

Labour

CONTACT

Languages: English and Spanish

Assistant: Naiara Egurrola
egurrola@araozyrueda.com

Alfonso Suárez joined Araoz & Rueda as a partner of the Labor Department in 2005. Prior to joining our firm, he was head of the Labor Department at the firm Suárez Migoyo (1980-2004).

Alfonso’s extensive experience includes: labor due diligences, the hiring and dismissal of workers, implementation of workforce restructuring plans, modification of labour conditions, collective bargaining agreements and strikes, restructuring of staff, redundancy plans, labor advice to companies in insolvency situation, hiring of top executives, etc. He also has broad a experience in contentious labor conflicts, both in administrative and judicial proceedings, as well as in public state and local authorities.

Recommended Individual” in Labour in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, PLC Which Lawyer and European Legal Experts in all editions since 2007 up to the latest in 2017.

Education

  • J. D. from Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Advice to leading home furniture and decoration shops chain on the restructuring of its workforce.
  • Advice to group of companies dedicated to the distribution and importation of machinery in several judicial proceedings before the Courts, as well as in working time reduction plan.
  • Advice to leading supplier of refreshments and confectionary products for businesses and offices in workforce restructuring plan affecting several workplaces in Spain.
  • Advice to leading Spanish manufacturer and distributor of artificial pearls and imitation jewelry, on defense against claims of employees before the labour courts.
  • Advice to manufacturer of chemical aromatic products and perfumes on the hiring of top-executives.
  • Advice to international manufacturer of clay building materials on the restructuring of its workforce affecting different workplaces in Spain.

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2017

Most active on the implementation of redundancy plans and on related litigation. Also handles due diligence in support of M&A transactions. Strengths: clients are impressed by the firm’s “ability to negotiate with the unions and provide good advice in difficult situations”. “They are thorough in their advice but are also practical in that they don’t allow excessive detail to affect the practicality of their service”. Clients praise Alfonso Suárez’s negotiation skills and say that he “goes the extra mile to support my business in terms of providing relevant practical information”. He acted for Pelican Rouge Coffee Solutions on a redundancy procedure and on negotiations for the modification of working conditions.

Chambers Europe Guide 2017 - Labour

Alfonso Suárez heads the team at Araoz & Rueda, which recently advised Brightstar 2010 Mobile on two redundancy procedures involving over 100 employees. Other clients include the Becara Group, Orpea Group and British Foods.

The EMEA Legal 500 2017 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2016

Araoz & Rueda retains an impressive list of clients including family businesses and companies from the food industry. Offers services from M&A-related matters to advice on employee handbooks, all kinds of dismissals and protection of trade secrets, with a broad litigation practice. “The high degree of partner involvement in the matters really stands out”. "Our satisfaction is utmost: the response time, empathy and involvement in each of the matters dealt with is very professional”. Recommended for negotiation of contracts, litigation and workforce restructuring, Alfonso Suárez ”understands clients' needs to perfection." Sources comment that he is "quick, efficient, professional and a great negotiator”.

Chambers Europe Guide 2016 - Labour

Incluido en la lista de "Mejores Abogados de España" en Laboral.

Best Lawyers 2015

"I cannot praise the lawyers highly enough; they are always absolutely clear, precise and punctual". Alfonso Suárez often assists Spanish clients with collective dismissals and company restructurings. He is also known among peers for his supporting role on corporate transactions.

Chambers Europe Guide 2015 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2014

“The lawyers show rigour, make a deep analysis of all different perspectives and are always at your service”. Alfonso Suárez is singled out for his experience in collective redundancies.

Chambers Europe Guide 2014 - Labour

Araoz & Rueda’s advised Becara on a workforce restructuring, and acted for Chanel in proceedings over the termination of contracts. Alfonso Suárez is recommended.

The EMEA Legal 500 2014 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2013

Sources say: "Great level of partner attention. The lawyers are always there for us and provide constant support." Alfonso Suárez leads the team. One client described him as "hands-on, completely available and solution-oriented. I feel comfortable and well protected with him."

Chambers Europe Guide 2013 - Labour

Araoz & Rueda’s recent mandates include advising a confectionery supplier on restructuring, including redundancies, suspensions and modification of employment conditions. Alfonso Suárez is the key contact and is recommended.

The EMEA Legal 500 2013 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2012

The compact employment team at this full-service Spanish firm receives consistent praise from market observers and peers. Sources say: "Excellent knowledge, fast and great in negotiations". Practice head Alfonso Suárez is "highly experienced and meticulous. He has a lot of initiative and is outstanding in court".

Chambers Europe Guide 2012 - Labour

Araoz & Rueda's small but robust practice is led by Alfonso Suárez, "a true star" and "one of the best lawyers in his field in Spain".

The EMEA Legal 500 2012 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2011

Sources say: "The relationship with this firm is magnificent, there are no time delays and the partners are always available". Alfonso Suárez is a well-respected employment lawyer and enjoys a strong reputation in the market.

Chambers Europe Guide 2011 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2010

The employment department at this reputed Spanish firm has particular strength in regulations and dismissals but advises on all employment issues, including implementation of workforce restructuring plans, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and contentious labour conflicts. Department head Alfonso Suárez has extensive experience in the field and is admired by clients for his "deep knowledge of the law and great skills in court."

Chambers Europe Guide 2010 - Labour

Araoz & Rueda´s labour department is praised for its "excellent client care, fast responsive and robust advice." "It clearly stands out among other firms in Spain", say clients. The labour team is led by the "knowledgeable, responsive and thorough" Alfonso Suárez.

The EMEA Legal 500 2010 - Labour

Department head Alfonso Suárez is described as "a master in his field" and is highly regarded for his preparation on a case and close ties with his clients.

Chambers Europe Guide 2009 - Labour

“The firm always delivers value for money and is punctual” say observers. “Vastly experienced” Alfonso Suárez is praised by clients for his “splendid strategy during trials”.

Chambers Europe Guide 2008 - Labour

Important Spanish corporate clients unanimously recommend the labour law practice of this firm. Interviewees valued the team´s “experience and excellent job co-ordinating international employment issues” and praised the lawyers´ “exhaustive analytical methodology, negotiating skills and capacity to meet strict deadlines”. Partner Alfonso Suárez leads the firm´s employment practice and collected market praise for his “outstanding preparation, track record and detailed analysis of the issues.”

Chambers Europe Guide 2007 - Labour

Araoz & Rueda's "response times are excellent" and "clients' needs are understood". The firm is "extremely knowledgeable in employment matters" and is "great value for money". Alfonso Suárez is the name to note.

The EMEA Legal 500 2015 - Labour

Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in Spain" in Labour.

Best Lawyers 2014

“Nulidad del despido colectivo por vulneración del principio de buena fe durante le período de consultas (Sentencia de la Audiencia Nacional de 25 de julio de 2012; número de procedimiento 109/2012)”

Publication: Labour Year Book 2013 (Anuario Laboral 2013). Wolters Kluwer
Authors: Alfonso Suárez and Clara Mañoso
Date: July 2013

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“Delimitación entre el despido colectivo y el despido objetivo individual. Cómputo de los 90 días del artículo 51.1 del Estatuto de los Trabajadores” (Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de 23 de abril de 2012; número de recurso 2724/2011)

Publication: Labour Year Book 2013 (Anuario Laboral 2013). Wolters Kluwer Authors: Alfonso Suárez and Clara Mañoso
Authors: Alfonso Suárez and Clara Mañoso
Date: July 2013

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“El cese como administrador único no supone que se reanude la anterior relación laboral especial, salvo que exista pacto o norma convencional que lo prevea. Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de 24 de Mayo de 2011; núm. de Recurso 1427/2010”

Publication: Anuario Laboral 2012 (Editorial Wolters Kluwer)
Authors: Alfonso Suárez
Date: 2012

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“Aplicación del régimen de subrogación del artículo 44 del Estatuto de los Trabajadores al contrato de alta dirección. Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de 27 de Septiembre de 2011; núm. de Recurso 4146/2010”

Publication: Anuario Laboral 2012 (Editorial Wolters Kluwer)
Authors: Alfonso Suárez
Date: 2012

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“Doctrina definitiva”

Publication: Suplemento Fiscalia (Expansion newspaper)
Authors: Alfonso Suárez
Date: September 2011

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Puntos laborales críticos. Actuación ante la crisis

Organises: Instituto de Fomento Empresarial (IFE)
Lecturer: Alfonso Suárez
Date: March 2, 2011

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Tratamiento jurídico-laboral de las reestructuraciones de empresa

Organises: Instituto de Fomento Empresarial (IFE)
Lecturer: Alfonso Suárez
Date: October 5, 2010

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Defensa estratégica de la empresa contra el mobbing

Organises: Instituto de Fomento Empresarial (IFE)
Lecturer: Alfonso Suárez
Date: June 23, 2010

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