Juan Elizalde is a senior associate in Garrigues’ Human Capital Services Department, where he practices as a lawyer and consultant in the areas of compensation and benefits and human resources organization and planning at companies.
He has extensive experience in designing and implementing compensation systems and remuneration formulas and in providing tax and legal advice on director, senior executive and employee pay. He also provides recurring advice relating to the management of international employee assignments, as well as to the design and implementation of international mobility policies.
He also provides recurring tax advice for individuals in the field of Personal Income Tax, Wealth Tax and Non-Resident Income Tax.
As a member of this line of business since 2011, he has advised domestic and international companies (listed and unlisted) from a wide range of industries.
Juan Elizalde is a senior associate in the Human Capital Services Department of Garrigues, having joined the firm in 2011. In his professional practice, he has participated in a diverse range of projects, including:
1. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Implementation of flexible compensation systems
Definition and application of target-based variable compensation systems
Implementation of medium-term cash and stock-based incentive systems (SOP, SAR, RSU, etc.)
Implementation of retirement-linked compensation systems
Participation in due diligence processes and in tax inspection proceedings
2. INTERNATIONAL HR MANAGEMENT
Extensive experience in international worker mobility matters, providing advice on expatriate-related issues of an organizational, tax and legal nature.
3. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SALARY STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT
Design of compensation models for organizations with a view to attracting talent and enhancing employee performance based on principles of internal fairness and external competitiveness.
4. BOARD COMPENSATION
Advice to appointments and compensation committees of the boards of numerous companies in relation to compensation policies and their alignment with each organization’s business strategy.
5. TAX ADVICE
Recurring tax advice for individuals in the field of Personal Income Tax, Wealth Tax and Non-Resident Income Tax.
6. WORK-LIFE BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY, DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY
Implementation of HR management models that prioritize flexibility in the workplace and ensure best practices in the areas of equality and work-life balance.
Law Degree, Universidad de Barcelona.
Master’s in Corporate and Business Law, Universidad de Barcelona.
Executive Master’s Degree in Business Law, Centro de Estudios de Garrigues in collaboration with Harvard Law School.
He conducts training and refresher courses for the staff of clients’ human resources, legal and financial departments, as well as for the firm’s new hires.
He is a regular speaker in the HR Directors’ Forum organized by Garrigues, which brings together executives from a large array of companies with a view to sharing and proposing solutions to the main HR organization and compensation issues.