Vicente Calle

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Hermosilla, 3
28001 Madrid, (Spain)


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Vicente Calle  


Professional Experience

Vicente Calle has performed some of the largest labor restructuring operations in Spain (closures, partial restructuring operations, relocations), both in terms of size and complexity. His clients are usually multinationals (USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, etc.).

He was one of the first labor lawyers to implement collective lay-off procedures and procedures for the collective modification of working conditions in the context of insolvency proceedings under the law that entered into force in September 2004. He is currently one of the most experienced practitioners in this field.

Wide professional experience in all chosen areas of expertise, notably labor restructuring, reorganizations, collective lay-offs and litigation.

Lecturer, Master’s Programs (Human Resources and Corporate Advisory Services), Centro de Estudios Garrigues, delivering seminars on corporate restructuring.
Lecturer for three years on the Madrid Bar Association’s labor law course for duty lawyers.

Regular speaker at:

  • American Bar Association (International Committee, labor section).
  • International Bar Association (Labor and Employment Committee).
  • European Lawyers Association (EELA).

He has also spoken at conferences on the labor law aspects of the new Tobacco Law in Madrid, Valladolid and Oviedo. October 27, 2006: “Corporate social responsibility in restructuring operations” (*), organized by Eurogroup at the Madrid Bar Association.
October 31, 2006: “Cross border European employment Law”, organized by Lexis Nexis, London.

(*) originally given in Spanish. For further information, see Spanish version of CV.

Madrid Bar Association.



Academic Background

Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense (Madrid).

Associate’s Degree in Labor Law, Universidad Complutense (Madrid).

Diploma in Accounting and Accounting Procedures, Madrid Chamber of Commerce.

Diploma in Tax Law, Madrid Bar Association.


Various articles in the press including the business reviews “La Gaceta de los negocios” and “Cinco Días”. “Corporate restructuring operations” (*), Garrigues Law Collection, published by Marcial Pons, Madrid 2007 (release pending). Author of chapters “Collective lay-offs” (*) and “Labor law aspects of the Insolvency Law - first experiences and conclusions” (*).

  • “Arbeitsrecht in Europa” (Labor law in Europe), published by Henslerr.Braun, 2003. Author of the chapter on Spanish labor law.
  • “International Labor Law”, 2006, published by the International Committee (Labor Section) of the American Bar Association. Author of the chapter on Spanish labor law.

(*) originally published in Spanish. For further information, see Spanish version of CV.