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Latin America Chile Labour & Employment

Covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as mergers and takeovers. Employment litigation related to sex, race and age discrimination is considered relevant as are class action suits, and the avoidance of class action certification. This section also covers workforce redundancies and employment issues related to the merger of two companies. Lawyers also advise on the writing of policy handbooks and HR training for major corporates. Law firms can represent companies or individuals.

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Band 1
  1. Munita & Olavarría
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    Munita & Olavarría
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Munita & Olavarría is a market-leading labour and employment boutique that handles a wide array of contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is highly equipped to represent clients in labour litigation, including fundamental rights breaches, harassment claims and employee termination disputes. Other areas of involvement for the legal team include handling collective bargaining, as well as immigration matters. The Santiago-based group assists household names and multinational companies across a wide range of sectors, such as construction, banking and pharmaceuticals. Munita & Olavarría recently added NephroCare to its client roster.
  2. 1
    Uribe, Hübner & Cía
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Uribe, Hübner & Cía is a leading labour and employment practice advising local and international companies from a range of industries, including financial services, retail and insurance. The prominent Chilean team is well placed to handle contentious matters pertaining to employee dismissals and the violation of fundamental rights. The legal practice offers further expertise encompassing collective bargaining agreements and internal labour investigations. Uribe, Hübner & Cía continues to increase its presence in the food and beverage sector, and recently added Burger King and Starbucks to its portfolio of clients.
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Band 2
  1. Carey
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    Carey
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Carey is a well-regarded team in the Chilean legal market that is adept at handling the full spectrum of labour and employment issues. The department is frequently retained to advise on the labour aspects of M&A and corporate restructuring, as well as offering experience in the drafting of employment contracts, terminations and collective bargaining agreements. Carey is also known for assisting with contentious collective and individual mandates. The law firm continues to expand its market share, adding McKinsey and SafetyPay as new clients.
  2. Lizama Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Aylwin Estudio
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    Aylwin Estudio
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Aylwin Estudio has an experienced labour and employment team that is adept at assisting with a wide range of advice and litigation before Chilean labour courts, pertaining to termination of contracts and unfair labour practices and policies. The team has experience representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations. The legal practice frequently advises mining companies
  2. 3
    Barros & Errázuriz Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Barros & Errázuriz Abogados is a dedicated practice group that assists a broad roster of Chilean and international clients hailing from the food and beverage, telecommunications and technology spheres with a range of labour and employment issues. The team is noted for providing counsel on the labour due diligence of corporate transactions, as well as social security, collective bargaining and labour litigation. The law firm has recently added Moulie to the client roster.
  3. CMS Carey & Allende
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    CMS Carey & Allende
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    CMS Carey & Allende is a respected international firm with a recognised Chilean labour and employment practice known for advising on contentious labour proceedings. The team offers assistance with collective bargaining, employee layoffs and social security. The group is also well placed to handle day-to-day matters such as the review of employment contracts.
  4. 3
    Della Maggiora Eyzaguirre Abogados Laborales
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Della Maggiora Eyzaguirre Abogados Laborales is a well-regarded Santiago-based boutique delivering expert advice on an array of labour-related mandates, from employee terminations and labour audits to collective bargaining. The law firm also earns recognition for its labour litigation prowess, and boasts experience handling day-to-day matters such as drafting contracts and internal policies.
  5. DLA Piper Chile
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    DLA Piper Chile
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper LLP is a key international firm that is regularly instructed to advise notable Chilean and international clients on labour and employment litigation cases, including discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal claims. The team is also well versed in collective bargaining negotiations, employee benefits programmes and compensation. The law firm added Smith, Sonnedix and Milliman to its client roster.
  6. 3
    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is a regional full-service firm with a longstanding presence in the Chilean market. The law firm is well placed to handle the employment aspects of corporate transactions as well as compliance programmes. The team is also adept at assisting clients with collective bargaining and individual and mass layoffs, including subsequent contentious matters. The group has recently added Hancock and Yamana Gold to the raft of clients.
  7. Prieto Abogados
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    Prieto Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Prieto Abogados has a well-reputed employment practice providing services spanning labour consultancy, audits and counsel on judicial proceedings. The team is also experienced handling collective bargaining agreements. The law firm assists a diverse client roster of international and Chilean clients from the food and beverage, energy and retail industries.
  8. Clyde & Co Chile
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Bofill Mir Abogados
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    Bofill Mir Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Bofill Mir Abogados has an established labour and employment department with a noted presence in the Chilean legal market. It boasts a dynamic team commended for its expertise spanning collective bargaining, immigration issues and internal labour audits. The law firm also provides sector-related litigation services, frequently advising clients on unfair dismissal and workplace harassment claims.
  2. Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos
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    Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is an active full-service firm with a well-reputed labour and employment practice in Chile. The law firm is noted for providing counsel on individual and mass layoffs, collective bargaining and immigration issues. The legal team is also adept at assisting with the labour due diligence of corporate restructuring.
  3. Garrigues
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    Garrigues
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Garrigues has a well-respected group of employment and labour law experts headquartered in Santiago. The team offers clients a wealth of experience across an array of employment mandates including collective bargaining agreements as well as ongoing advisory work. The law firm serves a roster of clients spanning the telecommunications, construction, retail and facilities sectors that benefit from the department's experience carrying out labour due diligence for M&A transactions. The lawyers are also adept at handling contentious labour law mandates for employers, including wrongful dismissal and work-related injuries and illnesses claims.
  4. GNP Canales Abogados Laborales
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    GNP Canales Abogados Laborales
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    GNP Canales Abogados Laborales is a dynamic labour and employment law firm with a respected reputation in the Chilean legal market. The team regularly assists clients with a wide range of employment disputes including harassment and workplace accident claims. The practice also advises on health and safety matters and the existence of minimum services during strikes. The legal team offers further strength acting on collective bargaining agreements.
  5. Porzio Ríos García
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    Porzio Ríos García
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Porzio Ríos García is a well-regarded Chilean labour and employment department that advises clients on a vast array of matters, including collective bargaining, social security and unfair dismissal claims. The law firm is frequently called upon to assist clients with internal labour audits and regulatory compliance.
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    Provoste Matamala Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Provoste Matamala Abogados is a respected Santiago-based boutique that is active on both contentious and non-contentious issues in the labour and employment sphere. The law firm is well placed to assist clients with employment contracts, social security and collective bargaining. The legal team frequently assists clients spanning sectors such as education and food and beverages.
  7. 4
    Saavedra & Compania Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Saavedra & Compania Abogados has a solid labour and employment practice in the Chilean market. The law firm is involved in contentious matters, representing clients in labour litigation concerning unfair dismissals. Saavedra & Compania Abogados is also active in collective bargaining matters and in providing day-to-day advice to clients.
  8. Abdala & Cia
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4
  9. Arthur, Humeres, Mejia & Toloza
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4
  10. Dentons Larraín Rencoret SpA
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4
  11. Sáez y Fernández Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    Latin America 2023 | Band 4