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José Ignacio Jiménez-Poyato

José Ignacio Jiménez-Poyato

Consultant, Head of Practice - Employment

Jose Ignacio is the head of the employment, pensions and incentives practice at the Madrid office.

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Experience

He specialises on advising on corporate restructuring processes, collective bargaining and mediation.

His practice has focused on defending the interests of companies before the labour courts in dismissal proceedings, challenges against electoral processes, challenges to collective bargaining agreements, collective disputes, monetary claims and claims to uphold rights, etc.

As a consultant advisor, he has developed and implemented programmes in different sectors, specialising in:

  • ordinary collective bargaining
  • employment regulations
  • social plans
  • personnel management and administration policies

Collective bargaining and advice on individual and collective labour disputes and restructuring, including:

  • Decathlon España, as Secretary to its Board of Directors since its incorporation, and on legal advice related to the company's strategic matters*
  • British American Tobacco España on a number of employment matters and legal proceedings, providing ongoing advice on the drafting and negotiation of the numerous company-wide agreements that have been implemented to date*
  • Cintra Infraestructuras y Servicios on the negotiation of company agreements for its motorway concessions and restructuring processes*
  • Cruz Roja Española on several employment matters and legal proceedings, providing ongoing advice on the drafting and negotiation of the company-wide agreements that have been implemented to date*
  • Metlife, Compañía de Seguros on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*
  • Perkin Elmer España on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*
  • Burger King España on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*
  • Fundación Colegio Estudio on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*
  • Fundación Biodiversidad on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*
  • Patronato Huérfanos de la Armada on the negotiation in redundancy and restructuring processes*

*Experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills

Background

Jose Ignacio has been advising corporates, as a labour and employment law specialist, since 1988. He is fluent in Spanish and English.