Ignacio Hidalgo Espinosa

Senior Associate

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Ignacio, with around 14 years experience heads up our Labour Practice. He has developed his professional career mainly in law firms such as Garrigues and Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, where he specialised in Labour and Social Security Law. He later became Partner of the Labour Practice in MLA Associates.

Along his career he has extensively acted for many leading domestic and international companies, offering ongoing advice as well as specific advice on individual and collective conflicts processes.

He is widely experienced in labour litigation and collective negotiations processes, giving advice from a strategic standpoint, as well as representing clients in all kinds of negotiations and disputes between employers and employees, groups or individuals. He is also a regular lecturer in different employment seminars and post-graduate masters in institutions such as the Association for the Progress of Management (APD), Asesoriza or the CEF (Centro de Estudios Financieros)

Ignacio has also been ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 Europe for his recognized expertise in Employment law.


  • Degree in Law awarded by Carlos III University of Madrid.
  • Master´s in Practice of Law awarded by Carlos III University of Madrid.


English and Italian.


  • Guest Professor at Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA).
  • Guest professor in the Labour Counsel MA at CEF (Centro de Estudios Financieros).


  • “Labour Restructuring: a practical study on the flexibility measures within the company”, Editorial CEF, October 2013.
  • Other Publications:
  • “A glimmer of change in the labour scene”, Lawyerpress.com, January 2014.
  • “Why have the Courts set aside the restructuring processes of Channel 9 and UGT? ”, Digital RRHH, November 2013.
  • “The 2012 Labour Reform and its interpretation by the Courts”, Lawyer-press.com, November 2013.
  • “The Opportunities of the Labour Reform”, La Razón, July 2012.
  • “Every Right has its Limits”, Expansion, May 2011.
  • “Effective strike, prohibited strike”, Diariojuridico.com, October 2010.


Bar Association of Madrid.