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Labour & Employment | Latin America

Chile

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
    2024 | Band 1 | 8 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 harassment claims and employee termination disputes. Other areas of involvement for the team include handling collective bargaining processes, as well as immigration matters. The Santiago-based group routinely assists household names and multinational companies across a wide range of sectors, such as construction, banking and pharmaceuticals.
  2. Uribe Legal
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    Uribe Legal
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Uribe Legal is a leading labour and employment practice dedicated to advising local and international companies from a range of industries, including financial services, retail and insurance. The prominent Chilean team is especially well placed to handle contentious matters pertaining to employee dismissals and the violation of fundamental rights. Uribe Legal's stellar practice offers further expertise encompassing collective bargaining agreements and internal labour investigations.
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Band 2
  1. Carey
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    Carey
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 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 by national and international clients to advise on the labour aspects of M&A and corporate restructuring, and it also offers experience drafting of employment contracts, terminations and collective bargaining agreements. Carey is known for assisting with contentious collective and individual mandates. The law firm continues to expand its market share, adding Equinix and Tata Consultancy Services to its client roster.
  2. Della Maggiora Eyzaguirre Abogados Laborales
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    Della Maggiora Eyzaguirre Abogados Laborales
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 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, for key Chilean and multinational clients.
  3. Lizama Abogados
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    Lizama Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Lizama Abogados is an acclaimed Santiago-based labour and employment practice group that offers clients a vast array of services in the area. The respected boutique boasts a significant track record advising clients on negotiations with the labour unions and collective bargaining agreements. The law firm is also adept at representing clients in contentious labour matters, including litigation and mediation. New clients wins for Lizama Abogados include ANFP and Jach Technology.
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Band 3
  1. Aylwin Estudio
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    Aylwin Estudio
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Aylwin Estudio has an experienced labour and employment team that is adept at providing clients with a wide range of advice and litigation expertise before Chilean labour courts. The team has notable mining industry expertise which informs its advice on contract termination and unfair labour practices and policies. The lawyers are also experienced in representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations with unions.
  2. Barros & Errázuriz Abogados
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    Barros & Errázuriz Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 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 including individual and mass contract termination. 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 Fluxys and Shopee to the client roster.
  3. CMS Carey & Allende
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    CMS Carey & Allende
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 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. DLA Piper Chile
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    DLA Piper Chile
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper 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.
  5. GNP Canales Abogados Laborales
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    GNP Canales Abogados Laborales
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 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. It also advises on health and safety matters and the existence of minimum services during strikes, and offers further strength acting on collective bargaining agreements.
  6. Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
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    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 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 Paramount to the raft of clients.
  7. Prieto Abogados
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    Prieto Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 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. Conavicoop is a new addition to the client roster.
  8. Clyde & Co Chile
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Bofill Mir Abogados
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    Bofill Mir Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Bofill Mir Abogados has an established labour and employment department with a noted presence in the Chilean legal market, 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. Bakelite Synthetics and DMC Mining Services are two new client wins for Bofill Mir Abogados.
  2. Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos
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    Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 14 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 team is also adept at assisting with the labour due diligence of corporate restructuring.
  3. Dentons Chile
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    Dentons Chile
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Dentons Chile is an international law firm that has a well-established labour department headquartered in Santiago, and that assists clients with a range of labour and employment mandates. The group routinely provides domestic and multinational clients with ongoing labour advice in the context of COVID-19, policies and legislation. Its lawyers are experienced on representing employers in litigation proceedings involving wrongful termination, discrimination and violation of fundamental rights. The team is also adept at handling collective bargaining and investigations procedures. The law firm has recently added Empreterra to its client roster.
  4. Porzio Ríos García
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    Porzio Ríos García
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 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. Bolloré is a new client win for Porzio Ríos García.
  5. Provoste Matamala Abogados
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    Provoste Matamala Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 7 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, and it is well placed to assist clients with employment contracts, social security and collective bargaining. The team frequently assists clients spanning sectors such as education and food and beverages.
  6. Saavedra & Compania Abogados
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    Saavedra & Compania Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Saavedra & Compania Abogados boasts a solid labour and employment practice in the Chilean market. The law firm is involved in contentious matters, often 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. Comunidad Edificio Huérfanos is a new client win for the firm.
  7. Sáez y Fernández Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Aninat Abogados
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    Aninat Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Aninat Abogados has a respected labour department that wins praise for its activity in Chile's labour and employment field. The Santiago-based team routinely offers labour advice to corporate clients such as on employment contracts, social security and immigration matters. The lawyers also have the relevant skill set to handle contentious labour matters regarding individuals and unions. Comfrut is a new client win for Aninat Abogados.
  2. Estudio Navarro Abogados
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    Estudio Navarro Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Estudio Navarro Abogados garners recognition for its solid labour and employment practice in Chile. Based in Santiago, the lawyers are well versed in both contentious and non-contentious labour and employment mandates. The robust team is frequently instructed by prominent domestic clients to represent them before the national labour courts in trials ranging from wrongful termination to workplace accidents. It is also experienced in collective bargaining proceedings. Enel Green Power Chile is a new addition to the client roster.
  3. Garrigues
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    Garrigues
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Garrigues has a well-respected group of employment and labour law experts headquartered in Santiago. The experienced team is well placed to assist on 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 and retail 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. Parga, Montes & Vasseur Abogados Laborales
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    Parga, Montes & Vasseur Abogados Laborales
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Parga, Montes & Vasseur Laborales has a dynamic practice group that is gaining traction in Chile's employment and labour market. The experienced team is well placed to handle a range of contentious and non-contentious labour issues. The lawyers have a noted strength in litigation and negotiation matters, ready to assist on labour lawsuits and trade union relations.
  5. Abdala & Cia
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5
  6. Arthur, Humeres, Mejia & Toloza
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5
  7. Salinas Toledo Abogados
    Labour & Employment
    2024 | Band 5