Analysis of the new Spanish labour legal framework

13 February 2013

We are pleased to invite you to an Informative Breakfast Briefing on 13 February 2013, in which we will analyse the new legal framework governing labour relations in 2013, following the approval of the labour reform and its regulations last year.

After a brief presentation from Bird & Bird Of-Counsel Manuel Conthe, Miguel Pastur, head of Bird & Bird's employment team in Spain, will present a summary of the most important changes in the  framework and the issues surrounding these new rules. He will also focus on the opportunities the new regulation offers companies in terms of flexibility and the adjustment of working conditions.

We also welcome Rosario García Alvarez, Labour Chamber Judge of Madrid's Superior Court, who will share her vision on the reform and its practical application since its enforcement.

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact Maria Meshcherskaya on or get in touch with our office in Madrid:

Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP
Jorge Juan, 8 - 1ª
28001 MADRID
T: +34 91 790 6000


9.00 - 9.20

9.20 - 9.30
Welcome and Introduction: "Labour reform: one year later".
Manuel Conthe, Of-Counsel, Bird & Bird LLP and President of the Advisory Board of “Expansión” and “Actualidad Económica"

9.30. - 11.00
The new employment framework for 2013: Analysis, problems, opportunities and interpretation.
Miguel Pastur, Head of Bird & Bird's employment team in Spain

   - New rules on termination of employment contracts.

   - Change in working conditions and other measures for internal flexibility.

   - Hiring incentives. The new permanent contracts to support entrepreneurs.

   - Other changes.

11.00 - 11-30
Practical application of the labour reform by Courts
Rosario García Álvarez, Labour Chamber Judge of Madrid's Superior Court of Justice.

Conclusions, questions and discussion

End of session