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Cristina Ridruejo Ruiz

Senior Associate

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

Cristina Ridruejo is a Senior Associate of the Employment department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. Her career has so far centred around advising domestic and international clients on all types of employment matters: due diligence, collective and individual dismissals, the substantial modification of working conditions, collective bargaining agreements, advice to companies filing for insolvency, senior executive recruitment, the implementation of employee-related policies and salaries, etc. 

She specialises in all aspects relating to the expatriation of employees and relocation of executives to Spanish companies from a legal, social and government authority perspective.

Moreover, she possesses vast experience in advising on occupational risk prevention, the Employment Inspection and Social Security services, occupational accidents and in acting as legal counsel in the corresponding court proceedings.

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Relevant experience

  • Cristina has advised a number of leading companies on a wide variety of employment matters, including Siemens Gamesa on different restructuring processes including the closure of four industrial plants in Spain as well as the reorganisation of their general services and numerous international projects, Iberdrola on complex judicial proceedings and Birkenstock on employment-related issues on an ongoing basis.


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  • 2015 - Double Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and Corporate Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain). Special recognition award in the 2016 Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession.
  • 2013 - Graduate of Law and Degree in Business Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2012 - Diploma in Civil and Corporate Arbitration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).


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