Aurora Sanz Tomás


Grant Thornton
Avenida Diagonal, 615
08028 Barcelona

Tel: +34 93 206 39 00


Aurora Sanz is a partner of the Labor & Employment Department at Grant Thornton. She has more than 20 years of experience providing legal advice to large and medium companies. Furthermore, she specializes in redundancies in force, labor litigation, health and safety and labor compliance. The sectors to which Aurora´s expertise extends include automotive, pharmaceutical, FMCG, hotel trade, telecommunications, ports, contact centers, retail and insurance. In addition, Aurora has a deep knowledge of Employment and Health & Safety regulations.

Aurora joined Grant Thornton in 2014 to reinforce its Labor & Employment Department in Spain. Before joining Grant Thornton, she worked for 13 years at Baker & McKenzie Law Firm as Partner and at European Legal Advisors Law Firm for 5 years as a Lawyer.

Aurora is member of the BAR association of Barcelona, Vocal of the Advisory Board of “Món Jurídic” BAR publication, Chairman of the Labor Commission of AIAL (International Association of Labor Lawyers), and member of FORELAB (Spanish Professional Employment Association). She collaborates as an associated professor in UIC Law School and is a member of the ESADE Law School Professional Advisory Board.

Aurora is graduated in Law by Pompeu Fabra University, studied a master´s degree in EU Law by the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, cursed a Master in Prevention of Occupational Risks offered by the Universidad Politécnica of Cataluña, and cursed a Master of General Management (“PDG”) at IESE business School.

At Grant Thornton, our employment advisory services are technically robust, effective and agile, and always adapted to the specific needs of your business.

  • Advisory services for the day-to-day management of employment relations
  • Legal representation and support in all types of proceedings
  • Senior management services
  • Outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions
  • Collective bargaining
  • Health and safety at work
  • Restructuring, transfers and redundancy plans, contract suspensions and temporary workday reduction schemes
  • Cross-border job assignments and expatriates
Human Capital

We can design corporate policies which are realistic and adapted to your company’s needs. By combining our legal and technical expertise with our strategic HR insight, we can provide you with a thorough and pragmatic approach to your human capital issues.

  • Defining your company’s mission, vision and corporate values
  • Integrated HR policies
  • Remuneration, benefits and performance-related pay schemes
  • Designing high-impact people management tools
  • Protocols for using corporate IT systems, social media, geolocation systems, etc.
  • Labour Compliance
Payroll Management

We can help you in your day-to-day business activities by offering you full support in managing the HR aspects of your business throughout the entire employment cycle. Defining your company’s mission, vision and corporate values

  • Remuneration advisory services (payroll design and assessment)
  • Social Security contributions
  • Registration, de-registration, data change and other interactions with the Social Security agencies
  • Employment benefits and subsidies
Grant Thornton is a professional services firm providing audit, consultancy and tax, legal and financial advisory services. We belong to one of the leading professional service organisations worldwide with more than 47,000 people in over 130 countries. In Spain, our multidisciplinary team of over 900 professionals with business expertise and vision delivers services to more than 3,500 clients from 9 offices across the country: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Málaga, Murcia, Pamplona, Valencia and Zaragoza.

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Whether a business has domestic or international aspirations, Grant Thornton can help you to unlock your potential for growth.

“Clients say that Aurora Sanz is “decisive, pragmatic and available,” adding: “Our communication with her is very smooth.” She leads Grant Thornton’s employment practice and handles a broad range of topics including labour inspections, lay-offs, employment litigation and health and safety issues.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017