Carles Rico Avendaño, Lawyer

Carles Rico Avendaño, LLB

Degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (class of 1981). Courses and seminars on labour law. He sits on the Labour Relations Committee of the leading Catalan business association, Foment de Treball. Centre for Tax and Financial Studies (1985). Mediator for the Labour Courts of Catalonia. Member of the Barcelona Bar Association since 1983. General Secretary of the Baix Vallès Manufacturers Association, which is attached to the leading Catalan business association, Foment de Treball. Languages: Catalan, Spanish and French.

He was one of the founding partners of RRA Advocats, formerly Rabionet Rico & Associats, and was also a founding partner of Rabionet & Associats in 1997. Since he became a practising lawyer in 1983, he has worked in the area of labour law for businesses. He has advised and defended the interests of national and multinational firms that make up our clientele. He devises and implements strategies for collective bargaining agreements and redundancy schemes. In this role, he acts as legal counsel before all the levels of labour court through to the Constitutional Court in proceedings of all types (industrial disputes, dismissals, sanctions, pay scale classifications, claims for payments, benefits and other social security matters).