Mireia Sabate is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Barcelona office. She practices mainly in the areas of labour and employment law. Ms. Sabate also regularly teaches at universities, having lectured on labour institutions and litigation at ESADE Law School in Barcelona, and conducted training on employment termination at ISDE (Higher Education Law and Economic Institute). She is teaching courses on social security law at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Ms. Sabate has also provided training in equity law at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, and on the free transfer of employees at the Barcelona Bar Association.
Carlos de la Torre joined Baker McKenzie as of counsel in 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of labor law in Spain and in the UK. He was labor inspector (on leave) and has held high-level positions including Counsellor for Transport at the Spanish Embassy in London and Permanent Representative of Spain to the International Maritime Organization and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds, where he advised on the Spanish claims. Mr. De la Torre is co-director of the Labor Law and CSR and Law forums at Foundation for Research of Law and Business (FIDE) and associate professor of employment law at Carlos III University.
Javier is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Group since 2008, based in Madrid (Spain). Javier participated in the Firm's Associate Training Program in the London office in 2012. He collaborates with the Masters Programs on Labour Consulting and HR Management at Carlos III University in Madrid. He has also collaborated with the Employment Due Diligence Course of Thomson Reuters. Javier regularly contributes to specialized publications on labour law and HR issues, such as Directivos y Empresas, Capital Humano or RED. He has also contributed to a number of compilations of labour rules published by Ediciones Francis Lefebvre. He collaborates with generalist and economic press, such as El Mundo, Expansion, El Economista. He has a special interest in corporate social responsibility and pro bono work, having worked with a number of NGOs and participated in projects for social inclusion of young people.