Luis Enrique De la Villa

Luis Enrique De la Villa


Email luisenrique.delavilla@​

Phone +34 91 349 81 80

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"He has preparation, thoroughness, excellent experience an composure in court".

Chambers Europe 2017

Luis Enrique de la Villa is a partner in the Hogan Lovells Employment Practice Group. Located in the Madrid office, Luis Enrique has more than 25 years of experience in labour law. He is recognised for his take-charge style and has designed, negotiated, and implemented every possible type of restructuring measure. Those include individual and collective modifications of work conditions, harmonisation of working conditions in merged companies, and individual and collective dismissals.

He also has extensive experience in employment litigation. Much of his work is focused on companies in the telecommunications and health care fields. He has advised leading multinational companies with respect to modification of work conditions, and provides ongoing support to the nation’s two largest telemarketing companies on call centre disputes including illegal transfer of staff. Luis Enrique is the author of several articles in the field of employment law and has taught many seminars and courses at the Instituto de Empresa and the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. He is a professor of law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Awards and recognitions


Legal 500 EMEA


Band 2 for Employment
Chambers Europe


Band 2 in Employment
Chambers Europe


Recommended Lawyer in Employee Benefits Law
Best Lawyers


Recommended Lawyer in Labor and Employee Law
Best Lawyers


Band 2 in Employment
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


General course on legal practice, Complutense University of Madrid School of Legal Practice

Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Legal Master on Financing Institutions, Centro de Estudios de las Cajas de Ahorro (CECA), Madrid

Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

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Related areas of focus

International Programs

Representative experience

Judicial defense before the employment tribunals on several complex legal procedures.

Collective redundancy process for largest Real Estate Company, Financial Institution and largest Beverage Company among others.

Conducting court proceedings representing a leading agency staff company.

Ongoing advice to the two largest telemarketing companies on call centre disputes including illegal transfer of staff.

Advice on modification of work conditions for leading multinational companies.

Negotiation of Collective Dismissal procedures for multinational manufacturing corporations in Spain.

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