Clara Mañoso





Languages: English, French and Spanish

Clara advises in labour matters to all kind of national and international clients, including  the labour aspects arising from the acquisition of companies and those related to senior management. She acts regularly in defense of our clients’ interests representing them in conflicts before the labour courts and labour authorities. She has also advised in the preparation of collective procedures (workforce restructurings, collective dismissals and temporary suspension of contracts).

Before joining Araoz & Rueda, she worked as an associate in the Labour Department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (2008-2011).


  • Advanced Course on Labour Law from Instituto de Empresa (2009).

  • Preparation of the public examinations for Registrar (2007-2008).

  • Degree in Economics from the Universidad CEU San Pablo (2001-2007).

  • J. D. from the Universidad CEU San Pablo (2001-2006).

Chambers Europe Guide 2019 – Labour

Araoz & Rueda's Alfonso Suárez offers expertise in negotiations with unions, individual dismissals and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Sources recommend him for his "exceptional management of labour law and extreme sensitivity to the needs of the client." According to clients, Clara Mañoso of Araoz & Rueda is "extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with." She supports clients in the negotiation of working conditions and in collective dismissals.

Chambers Europe Guide 2019
Chambers Europe Guide 2018 – Labour

What the team is known for most active on the implementation of redundancy plans and on related litigation. Advises on the negotiation and execution of senior management contracts and handles due diligence in support of M&A transactions, particularly for companies in the food and beverage sector. Clients value the team for its "capacity, extensive knowledge and real accessibility." One source says: "They advised us skilfully on countless doubts or requests we had and they accompanied us whenever necessary." Work highlights Acted for Grupo Emperador on the labour aspects of its acquisition of a brandy distillery in Jerez de la Frontera. Alfonso Suárez assists with corporate transactions, claims brought by trade unions and issues relating to the hiring and termination of senior management. He is valued for his "very high technical knowledge, effectiveness and client service," with one source adding: "He has a calm presence and facilitates reaching agreements." Clara Mañoso has experience in litigation and advising on the employment aspects of transactions. Clients report: "Clara is decisive, effective and establishes arguments with conviction, as well as being polite, respectful and good at anticipating any possible situations in advance."

Chambers Europe Guide 2018

“Liability of managers in cases of company tax fraud”

Publication: Iberian Lawyer - January/February 2018
Authors: Clara Mañoso
Date: February 2018

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“Fraude fiscal y responsabilidad laboral del directivo”

Publication: Cinco Días (daily economic newspaper)
Authors: Clara Mañoso
Date: December 2017

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“Transmisión de concursadas y el dilema de la carga de los salarios”

Publication: Iuris & Lex (monthly magazine of El Economista)
Authors: Clara Mañoso
Date: May 2017

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