María Marqués Barrena
María Marqués is a partner at ECIJA’s employment area. She has more than 20-years’ experience in which she has acted as lawyer for mutual companies, steel industries, hotel, railway and shipping companies, and service companies, assisting her clients in all manner of procedures: individual and collective dismissals, substantial modifications of working conditions, challenges to collective bargaining agreements, monetary claims, company successions, surcharges for lack of security measures, company and administrative sanctions and collective bargaining agreements.
Before ECIJA, María worked as a lawyer for key firms until she joined ECIJA in October 2018 as a lawyer in its employment area, making partner in August 2019.
María was Human Resources Manager from 2000 to 2004 for a major company dedicated to manufacturing automotive components. After passing the bar on 15 January 1997, she combined her work at that company with uninterrupted practice of law. She soon opted for the employment sector, a speciality to which she has dedicated the 21-years’ her professional career, advising companies and workers on this matter and with proven experience before the courts with more than 2,000 judgments handed down.
She holds an LLB in Law (Licentiatura en Derecho) from the University of Navarra, and an MA in Personnel Management from the Navarra Industrial Association. María is a member of the Pamplona Bar Association.
María speaks Spanish and English.