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César Navarro


CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
Languages Spanish, English

César Navarro is Head of the Employment and Pensions department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. He specializes in labour law and social security and is an expert in labour implications derived from mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring processes, as well as outsourcing, top management, modification of working conditions, negotiation of collective agreements, collective dismissals and legal defence in judicial proceedings before the labour courts.

He has been recognised in the Employment practice by the main and most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

In 2020, César’s team was recognised as law firm of the year in restructuring and reorganisations by Iberian Lawyer.

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Relevant experience

  • César has advised sector-leading companies on a wide variety of matters, including HP on the employment-related aspects of its acquisition of the Samsung printer business, Andritz on complex negotiations with trade unions and Siemens Gamesa on coordinating its global restructuring across six jurisdictions and the execution of mass redundancy procedures and termination measures in Spain.
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  • César has published a wide variety of articles and texts for specialist and generalist publications and press, both in Spain and abroad, in his field of expertise.
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Lectures list

  • César has taught at several of Spain's most prestigious universities.
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  • 2002 - Master's Degree in Corporate Legal Practice, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2001 - PhD studies on International Private Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
  • 1995 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
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Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Spain
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is still no loc­al law on whis­tleblow­ing in Spain and Spain should have trans­posed EU Dir­ect­ive 2019/1937 on whis­tleblow­ing by Decem­ber 2021. European...
What hap­pens now? Nav­ig­at­ing the new COV­ID em­ploy­ment land­scape
Des­pite a suc­cess­ful vac­cine roll-out, the world con­tin­ues to con­tend with new vari­ants of COV­ID-19. As coun­tries scramble to ad­apt to on­go­ing in­fec­tion risks, it is clear that work­ing life isn’t go­ing...
Span­ish Su­preme Court: va­cancy left by em­ploy­ee as­signed to an­oth­er po­s­i­tion...
Elena Es­par­za and César Nav­arro In a re­cent judg­ment, the Su­preme Court settled an is­sue con­cern­ing wheth­er a va­cancy left by an em­ploy­ee after be­ing as­signed to an­oth­er po­s­i­tion can be covered by a...
Su­preme Court rules on con­tent of em­ploy­ment con­tract ba­sic cop­ies
César Nav­arro and Elena Es­par­za In a re­cent judg­ment, the Su­preme Court de­cided that the ba­sic cop­ies of em­ploy­ment con­tracts that com­pan­ies sub­mit to their em­ploy­ees' leg­al rep­res­ent­at­ive should in­clude...
Alerta Labor­al | Mayo 2021
Novedades jur­is­pru­den­ciales ¿Puede una empresa es­table­cer uni­lat­er­al­mente los ser­vi­cios mín­i­m­os en caso de huelga?¿Con­stituye una modific­a­ción sus­tan­cial de las con­di­ciones de tra­bajo (MSCT) la variación...
Q&A on the new reg­u­la­tion on re­mote work­ing
The health crisis triggered by COV­ID-19 has ac­cel­er­ated the already-ex­ist­ing trend of fa­cil­it­at­ing and im­ple­ment­ing re­mote work­ing policies in Spain. However, the “forced” re­mote work­ing as a res­ult...
COV­ID-19 | Ex­traordin­ary em­ploy­ment-re­lated meas­ures in the fight against...
Our ex­perts have pre­pared this short guide sum­mar­ising the key em­ploy­ment-re­lated meas­ures ad­op­ted since a state of emer­gency was de­clared in Spain and the up­dated reg­u­la­tion on each meas­ure fol­low­ing...
COV­ID-19 | Guide on the ex­traordin­ary em­ploy­ment-re­lated meas­ures (Roy­al...
Our em­ploy­ment law spe­cial­ists provide an in-depth ana­lys­is of the em­ploy­ment meas­ures in­cluded in Span­ish Roy­al De­cree 8/2020 in­tro­du­cing ur­gent ex­traordin­ary meas­ures to ad­dress the eco­nom­ic and so­cial...
COV­ID-19 | Em­ploy­ment & So­cial Se­cur­ity as­pects in Spain
In light of the COV­ID-19 out­break in Spain, our ex­pert team has pro­duced a de­tailed guide on all as­pects ran­ging from gov­ern­ment meas­ures to gen­er­al re­com­mend­a­tions and pro­to­cols for em­ploy­ers. 
Em­ploy­ment And Pen­sions Alert | April-May 2019
Case law up­dates “De Diego Por­ras” case reaches its con­clu­sion: no en­ti­tle­ment to com­pens­a­tion upon ter­min­a­tion of a re­lief con­tract Com­pan­ies are not li­able for ac­ci­dents when an em­ploy­ee breaches...
César Nav­arro and María José Ramos on the Span­ish new reg­u­la­tions for gender...
César Nav­arro & María José Ramos  On 8 March 2019 the Roy­al De­cree-Law on Ur­gent Meas­ures to Guar­an­tee Equal Treat­ment and Op­por­tun­it­ies for Wo­men and Men in Em­ploy­ment and Oc­cu­pa­tion (6/2019) came...
Daily re­cord­ing of work­ing hours | May 2019
Our team of em­ploy­ment ex­perts has pre­pared a list of ques­tions and an­swers re­lat­ing to the re­cently passed Roy­al De­cree-law 8/2019 of 8 March on ur­gent so­cial pro­tec­tion meas­ures and the fight against...