Tirso Gracia

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

He embarked on the professional practice of law in 1986. For 15 years, he was the Head of the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, he headed his own law firm and was the Head of the Human Resources Department at a company in the distribution industry.

His extensive career has led him to provide labour-related advice to a large number of companies belonging to sectors such as graphic arts, the media, leather goods, fashion, iron and steel, agri-food and chemicals. He has headed countless staff restructuring processes for major companies, providing them with advice on negotiating with works councils and unions.

Tirso Gracia regularly represents clients in mediation procedures, appearing before social courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and joint commissions. In his practice, he leads negotiations for collective agreements for the leather goods industry in Madrid and Catalonia, as well as participates in government support schemes for the fashion, footwear, leather and leather goods industries.

He is currently the Chairman of the Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Guild of Catalonia and a member of the Social Council of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the field of education, he has been teaching Labour Relations at the School of Upper Management and Business Administration (EADA) as part of the Master’s in Human Resources Management and the Executive MBA programmes since 1995. He is also an expert in current legal issues and frequently appears as a guest on television and radio debates.

Tirso Gracia is recognised and recommended by prestigious international directories such as Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers.

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.

Maria José Martinez

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.

Bright Oghogho Odia

Bright Oghogho Odia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bright directly using the contact details listed above.

As a top-tier law firm in Nigeria, Perchstone & Graeys provides astounding and unique services to its clients. We strive to make our business one of the best international standards to be recognised globally. With diligence and a sense of duty, we have been able to cater for the complex and intricate needs of our various clients. The quality of our lawyers and breadth of our expertise adds to our unique ability to provide and guarantee excellent service tailored to match and satisfy the intricate needs of our clients. We do not compromise our integrity, which makes us stand out in the legal industry. With years of experience and various competences in different aspects of law, we have been able to establish a dominant presence in the legal field in Nigeria and across the world. We are a law firm that constantly seeks innovation in areas where others see challenges and due to our resilience and dedication, we set a path for others to follow. We were the pioneer law firm to organise an international business-law seminar in India. The seminar presented unique business matchmaking opportunities to attending companies, skirting the usual administrative, bureaucratic, and cultural divides that typically hamper cross-border transactions. The fall-out of these seminars and advocacy gave rise to various legal reforms and implementation of sectoral laws and policies in Nigeria.

We are innovation-driven, approaching each problem with a solution mindset as we understand that every client is unique. The firm remains consistently ranked amongst the foremost Nigerian law firms in many dimensions. Besides the other national and international awards and recognitions (including the first Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) Impact Award 2017) the firm had received in the past, the firm was recently in July 2019 awarded the “Law Firm of the Year (Nigeria) 2019” by Legal Era at the Africa Law Awards 2019 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in recognition of the firm’s legal finesse, innovation and accomplishments.

Akinyemi Akinniyi

Akinyemi Akinniyi is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Akinyemi directly using the contact details above.

Akinyemi is a double First class holder from Babcock University, Ogun State (LLB) and the Nigerian Law School (BL). He also holds a Diploma in History and International Studies with a Distinction.

He graduated top of his class from the University where he received the School Dean’s and Academic Program awards for the best graduating student in the School of Law and Security Studies respectively. At the Nigerian Law School, he received the Director-General’s Prize for First Class graduating students.

Prior to joining Templars, Akinyemi Akinniyi interned at several notable firms including KPMG advisory services.

Firm Overview:

Templars is a full service law firm with the know-­how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment.

With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.

The Templars ethos is predicated on our dedication to meeting the commercial objectives of our clients while providing qualitative legal services.

As a team, we assist our clients in analysing the risks involved in their transactions; and we mitigate and hedge those risks by strategising different types of risk management tools.

At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications.

Marko Stanković

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

Stanković Law Office provides creative business and legal strategies for today and for future markets. We represent individuals and legal entities in all aspects of their legal needs.

Stankovic Law Office is specialised in providing numerous attorney services. Fifteen years of experience in Advocacy qualify Stankovic Law Office for providing legal services of representation of domestic and foreign subjects in front of courts and other institutions of Republic of Serbia as well as in front of international courts, arbitration and other institutions. Especially important segment of business of Stankovic Law Office is realised in the field of financial law in part of cooperation with banks and specialised financial legal entity’s.

Stankovic Law Office provides legal and business consulting services to domestic and foreign clients and provides legal support to its regular work and business in Serbia and abroad.

Miguel Ángel Puente

Miguel Ángel Puente is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Miguel directly using the contact details listed above.

Puente & Asociados Law Firm was founded on 2001 and three elements have been combined ever since: the dreams that conceived Puente & Asociados as a multidisciplinary law firm with experts on different fields that companies and other organisations require; a highly qualified and committed team with mysticism of service; and corporate values: responsibility, efficiency, professionalism, honesty and corporate social responsibility, which we aim to reproduce as our signature in all of our actions.

This structure has allowed Puente & Asociados Law Firm to become a leading firm on commercial legal services in the Ecuadorian market.

The firm has two international offices in Bogotá, Colombia and Lima, Perú; as well as an extensive network of foreign correspondents and strategic partners all over the world.

Our professional experience has enabled us to collaborate with important local clients, transnational companies and NGOs, who have witnessed the meticulous work and supervision put into every case entrusted to the firm.

Allow us to personally present to you the features that distinguish us from other firms.