Name: Maria José Martinez
Firm Name: Galibier Legal
Country: Spain
Expertise: Labour & Employment Law


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Professional Biography:

Maria José Martinez is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

She embarked on the professional practice of law in 2004. For 6 years, she was a partner in the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, she headed her own law firm and was the Head of the Labour Relations Department at the multinational Dupont Powder Coatings Ibérica for four years.

Maria José specialises in legal advice for business in collective bargaining and business restructuring processes, as well as the training of managers in Labour Law, among others matters. Likewise, she regularly appears before social courts.

In the field of education, María José teaches Labour Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Terrassa Bar Association. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, which is on the transfer of workers within the framework of transnational service provision.

Firm Overview:

It aims to implement legal practices and differentiating values in organisations, in terms of a legal standpoint as well as human resources consultancy and training.

The name “Galibier Legal” embodies an adventure brimming with inspiration and magic, whose challenge is to reach the top and press on. The Galibier is the highest mountain pass on the Tour de France.

It is located at an elevation of 2,645 metres at the heart of the French Alps, and it is part of the queen stage of this amazing sporting event. It is known as one of the most gruelling mountain passes in the world, with a punishing ascent and a tough descent, without being the end of the stage. It is by no means the end of anything and is instead the beginning of many things.

Thus, our mission is to safeguard the interests of our clients, to provide them with sound legal advice on their professional and business journey, to overcome the difficulties along the way, and to reach the top of the Galibier together in order to press on.

We have observed that there are conflict hotspots in the workplace, and that action is usually taken to deal with them only after they have already occurred. Most of them have to do with the loss of focus on the goals. This is not due to a company’s lack of follow-up, but instead due to the employee gradually losing sight of the goals in their mind. We aim to help them always keep the goals uppermost using easy-to-remember examples and images that are difficult to forget in the human mind, using life lessons from cycling. With them, we anticipate organisational conflicts in order to avoid them.

Our firm provides the client with a global perspective, not only with regard to legal matters, but also as a complement in human resources thanks to our extensive experience inside and outside organisations.

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