Julián García Payá

Principal associate
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Valencia, Spain
    Local Time: Saturday 06:39

Practice Expertise

  • Labor and Employment Law

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law

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Julián García Payá is a principal associate in the Labor and Employment Law department and joined the firm in 2008. He has coordinated engagement teams since 2011 and currently also coordinates the department’s training program at the Valencia and Alicante offices.

He is noted for his expertise and reputation in litigation proceedings before the labor and judicial review courts, and he also provides general advice on all labor and social security matters affecting companies. He advises on business restructuring processes: collective and individual procedures to terminate or temporarily suspend employment contracts on objective grounds and procedures for the material modification of working conditions. He also has experience in negotiating collective labor agreements and procedures to opt out of collective labor agreement conditions.

He specializes in litigation concerning disciplinary dismissals and contractual terminations on objective grounds, as well as collective disputes, before the labor courts at all instances.

He has teaching experience, having taught classes in Substantive Labor Law on the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice at Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU and on the Advanced Course in Business Law at Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

He is also a regular speaker at Labor Update and Labor Reform seminars and conferences at the firm, participating in the RHClub organized by Garrigues.

Julián García Payá is a member of the Valencia Bar Association.


Law degree, Universidad de Valencia.
Executive Master’s Degree in Business Law, organized by Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with Harvard Law School.
Course in practical accounting, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF).

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law


Co-author of various manuals on labor matters, including: “Employability measures for immigrants in the Region of Valencia” (*), “Out-of-court solutions to collective labor disputes” (*), manuals published in collaboration with SERVEF, CIERVAL, CEC, COEPA and CEV.

He has also written articles in the press, such as “Video surveillance and employee penalties” (*) in El Periódico Mediterráneo (July 2015) and published articles in the Garrigues Labor Blog, such as “The Wage Guarantee Fund must pay any applications not processed within three months” (May 2015).

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more details.

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