JavierGutiérrez Ponce

Associate

Madrid + 34.91.520.3928

Javier Gutiérrez has more than 14 years of experience counseling domestic and international clients in all types of matters related to Spanish labor and employment law.

Javier has significant experience advising on a wide range of matters including labor aspects arising from cross-border transactions, complex litigation, reorganizations (particularly under TUPE regulations schemes), restructuring and temporary layoffs, dismissals based on disciplinary and business grounds, collective negotiations, and incentive schemes. He also represents clients on the negotiation and drafting of agreements for senior management and key positions, including senior executive contracts, noncompete covenants, and separation agreements. Additionally, he assists on privacy and data protection matters within the framework of employment relations, including the drafting and implementation of employees' compliance protocols, monitoring of work-related IT systems, and video surveillance at workplaces.

Javier has developed specific sector knowledge, having advised clients operating in industries such as life sciences and health care (Cardinal Health, Curium, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Merz Pharma), technology (Ansys, Blackberry, and Verizon), retail (Coach/Stuart Weitzman), and industrial and automotive (Ferro, General Electric, and International Automotive Components).

Javier regularly advises NGOs as an active member of Jones Day's pro bono practice. He has lectured as a professor at Centro de Estudios Garrigues and ISDE and is a member of Foro Español de Laboralistas (FORELAB), a leading association of Spanish labor lawyers.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Cointec Ingenieros y Consultores, S.L.Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of the Spanish company Cointec Ingenieros y Consultores, S.L., whose primary activity is the development of IT solutions and Laboratory Management Software specialized consultancy.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • Mapei acquires TecnopolJones Day advised Mapei S.p.A. in its acquisition of Tecnopol Sistemas, S.L.U., a Spanish chemical company leader in the production and distribution of waterproofing and insulation systems for the construction industry.
  • Alantra Private Equity acquires majority stake in Unión MartínJones Day represented Alantra Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake of the Spanish company Unión Martín, S.L., whose primary activity is the production and distribution of sea products.
  • Entravision Communications acquires SmadexJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Smadex, a digital advertising technology company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • Greystar acquires student accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its joint venture with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, and CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP), also acting on behalf of its clients, in its acquisition of a portfolio of 37 student residences in Spain (33 operating and 4 under development) owned by Grupo RESA (Spain's market leader in student accommodation), from Azora, Arta Capital, Banca March, and Mutua Madrileña.
  • Ferro acquires Endeka CeramicsJones Day represented Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in connection with its acquisition of Endeka Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market.
  • Investcorp sells Esmalglass to Lone Star for €605 million (US$695 million)Jones Day advised Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, in the €605 million (US$695 million) sale of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors and glazes, to Lone Star.
  • Lincoln Electric acquires Air Liquide Welding for €115 million (US$134 million)Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the €115 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Timken acquires Groeneveld Group for $280 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $280 million acquisition of Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications.
  • Entravision Communications acquires HeadwayJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in Argentina, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 21 febrero, 2017
      Desayuno Actualidad Laboral - Vigilancia de las empresas sobre los trabajadores
    • 4 de julio, 2017
      Desayuno Actualidad Laboral
    • July 4, 2017
      Breakfast Seminar on Labor and Tax Law Updates
    • May 18, 2017
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2017
    • 18 mai 2017
      Conférence Droit du Travail en Europe - 2017
    • 25 de mayo, 2016
      Las multas a los directivos por infracción de la normativa de Competencia y la Responsabilidad Penal
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