VALENCIA, SPAIN (April 22, 2022) – Abdón Pedrajas Littler, a leading labor and employment law firm in Spain and part of Litter, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has opened an office in Valencia, Spain. The office will be led by partner Javier Molina, who is part of a six-lawyer team joining from law firm Cuatrecasas.
In addition to building on the firm’s existing operations in Spain in Madrid and Barcelona, the new Valencia office follows Littler’s November 2021 expansion into Portugal when DCM Lawyers (now DCM | Littler) joined its global platform.
“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in the Iberian Peninsula and to add a third office in Spain,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “The ongoing expansion of our European footprint has been a core part of our global growth strategy and we have built a strong team across 27 offices in 12 European countries. Javier and his colleagues are an ideal addition to our talented team and will serve as a great resource for our clients.”
Molina brings nearly three decades of experience in labor relations and deep knowledge of the Valencian community. His practice focuses on counseling employers on collective bargaining and productive decentralization processes, as well as on issues related to workplace accidents and occupational risk prevention. He also advises on labor matters for German companies doing business in Spain, as well as Spanish companies operating in Germany.
“Valencia is a strategic location for our growth trajectory, both in Spain and across Europe,” said Antonio Pedrajas, managing partner of Abdón Pedrajas Littler. “The new office anchored by Javier and his team, all of whom are recognized leaders in labor law with extensive knowledge of the Valencian legal market, will allow us to expand our services, while continuing to provide top quality counsel to our clients.”
Along with Molina, the attorneys joining Abdón Pedrajas Littler in Valencia include Patricia Madrona García, Amparo Bru Mundi, Gemma Pla Peris, Maite Martínez Otero, and Raquel Romero González.
Stephan Swinkels, a Littler shareholder who helps lead the development and integration of the firm’s global practice added: “In addition to providing us with a presence in Spain’s three largest cities and expanding our ability to serve clients operating throughout Europe and the Iberian Peninsula, this new office further strengthens our Latin American capabilities, given the strong ties between the regions.”
“Littler is the leading firm in labor and employment matters globally, and we look forward to boosting the firm’s presence in the Valencian community,” noted Molina. “It is an exciting move for our team, and we are energized by the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Littler’s international operations span four continents – North America, South America, Asia and Europe – and 26 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil (via a correspondent counsel relationship), Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France , Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include lawyers with exceptional international experience, including practitioners dually licensed in the US and Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa.
With more than 1,600 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.