Silvia Bauza


Silvia is Head of Spain Employment.

She is an expert in providing strategic advice to both national and international companies on labour law matters. She stands out especially for her extensive experience and involvement in business reorganisation processes and collective bargaining in general, as well as regularly advising multinational companies on complex litigation and strategic employment aspects relating to large commercial transactions. 

Silvia is also a mediator at the SIMA Foundation, where she intervenes as such for the extrajudicial resolution of collective labour disputes affecting state-wide or multinational companies. Currently, she also co-directs and teaches in the High Specialisation Course in Labour Law Advice for Companies at the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University.

With 25 years'  experience, Silvia is considered one of the leading employment lawyers in the country by the most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal and Acritas.


Representative matters

Airbus ongoing labour legal advice on especially relevant employment issues and judicial procedures.

Venture capital entity legal labour advice in relation to the sale of Adamo in a controlled and very competitive auction.

Clovis Oncology on the collective layoff of the Company in Spain.

Acciona Airport Services, S.A. on the negotiation of its new collective bargaining agreement.

Pro bono


Advice Asociación A+Familias.

Speaking Engagements

  • Innovating in Talent Management and the Future of Work, DCH, February, 2024

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Admission as "Abogado" in the Madrid Bar Association
She is very adept at navigating complex employment law matters. She's able to quickly identify the key commercial aspects and thus provide strategic and insightful advice.
Market sources endorse Silvia Bauzá for her 'deep knowledge of client needs, her great advice and her concise conclusions'.
Iberian Lawyer, 2022


  • Thought Leaders: Labour & Employment, Who's Who Legal, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Lawyer of the year, Reestructuring and Business Reorganizations, Iberian Lawyer, 2023 and 2024
  • Lawyer of the year: Thought Leadership, Iberian Lawyer 2023
  • Lawyer of the year, Non-Contentious/Advisory, Iberian Lawyer, 2021 and 2022
  • Lawyer of the year, Sustainability, Iberian Lawyer, 2022
  • Labour Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Spain, Global Law Experts, 2022
  • Best Law Firm Practice: Employment, Spain, Iberial legal Summit & Awards, 2022



Madrid Bar, Spain


Degree, Law, San Pablo CEU Madrid, 1993

Master, Legal practice, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE, 1996

Master, Health and Safety at the workplace, Instituto Europeo de Salud, 2004

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.