Carlos García Barcala

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  • English
  • Spanish


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Carlos García Barcala



Carlos García Barcala is the partner in charge of Labor Law Department for Garrigues in Asturias, Castilla y León and Galicia, Firm in which he has developed his career after working in Arthur Andersen .  He specializes in labor law, and has extensive experience in relation to labor litigation, restructuring of workforces, mass layoffs, (reductions in force (ERE), processes of modification of working conditions, etc...) and collective bargaining.

He is Professor of the Master degree in legal practice of the University of Oviedo and member of the bar association of Oviedo. Also, part of the mediators corps of the non judicial dispute-settlement service of Asturias Servicio Asturiano de Solución Extrajudicial de Conflictos (SASEC)-, on the proposal of the Asturian Federation of Employers -Federación Asturiana de Empresarios (FADE).

The partner of Garrigues is a regular speaker at numerous conferences, courses and seminars concerning labor and employment law (Cámara de Comercio de Oviedo y Valladolid, Federación Asturiana de Empresarios, etc.).




Academic background:

Degree in Law, University of Oviedo.

Master’s Degree in corporate Legal Advisory Services (MAJ), Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid.

Master’s Degree in European Union Law, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

Specialist Course in Labor Relations, Colegio Jurídico del Instituto de Empresa (Madrid).


Coauthor of the book "Derecho del Empleo Público en el Principado de Asturias" [Public Employment Law in the Principality of Asturias], published by IUSTEL.

Many articles and contributions on legal doctrine in different specialist media (the journal Relaciones Laborales, the newspaper El Comercio, daily newspaper La Nueva España, journal El Observador de Asturias Empresarial, among others).