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Luis Enrique De la Villa


Luis Enrique De la Villa
English, Spanish
Practice Group

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 healthcare 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.

"He is a very good negotiator".

Chambers Europe 2016

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.

Education and admissions


  • General course on legal practice, Escuela de Práctica Jurídica of Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 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


Band 2 in Employment

Chambers Europe


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Band 2 in Employment

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