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Vidal Galindo has advised international and local clients in employment law for more than 18 years. He has extensive experience in a range of labor law issues, particularly collective matters, negotiations, complex litigation, and coordination of international projects. Vidal leads the Labor & Employment practice team in Jones Day's Madrid Office.

Vidal regularly advises multinational clients on the labor aspects of cross-border corporate and financial transactions. His client representations include companies operating in numerous sectors, including industrial, automotive, telecommunications, life sciences, health care, insurance, and tobacco.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Vidal was a member and adviser of the negotiating body in the first mass redundancy carried out by a Spanish public company that affected more than 4,000 employees and concluded with a successful agreement. In addition, he advised on several collective dismissals in Spain by a multinational firm engaged in the manufacture and commercialization of kitchen appliances and bathroom products; represented a leading manufacturer in court in a collective claim that was filed by a number of employees asking for several million euros; and represented a leading engineering services company in court in a claim filed by a top executive requesting a severance payment of several million euros.

Vidal is a professor of employment law at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is a regular speaker at employment law conferences and maintains an employment blog that is geared towards employers. He also has authored several labor-related articles and collaborated on many other publications.


  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Whisbi receives €5 million investment from Cipio PartnersJones Day advised Whisbi in connection with the €5 million investment in Whisbi by Cipio Partners, a private equity fund.
  • 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.
  • Softonic sells 34% stake to U.S. investor Michael Levit and German group EyeoJones Day advised the shareholders of Softonic International S.A. in the sale of a 34% stake to the U.S. investor Michael Levit and German multinational Eyeo.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
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