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Canales Parga Abogados Laborales

Santiago de Chile Office

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Managing Partner: Sebastián Parga M.
Senior Partners: Alfonso Canales Undurraga and Sebastián Parga M.
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 9

Firm Overview:
Canales_Parga Abogados Laborales focuses exclusively on legal advice to companies in labour and employment issues, having wide experience in individual and collective matters, and in highly complex litigation.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Labour & Employment Law:
Leading experts in Chilean labour and employment law are part of its office, which is exclusively dedicated to issues relating to this practice area from a cross-disciplinary point of view. The lawyers advise organisations and companies in labour issues. They have wide experience in comprehensive labour and employment advice, in dispute resolution, labour relations and collective bargaining. Theirs is a team of excellence, with most of the lawyers holding postgraduate and master’s degree studies, in Chile or abroad.

Their vision of labour and employment law is based upon an integrative and collaborative conception of workers and companies. Therefore, they privilege solutions seeking to improve the work environment within a context of legal certainty as well as the fulfillment of the company’s business objectives. In addition, they are committed to teaching in the field of labour and employment law at local universities. Their partners are ranked in Chambers & Partners Latin America and Legal 500 top tiers, as well as in other specialised directories, where Canales_Parga Abogados Laborales has been recognised since its establishment.

Theirs is a cross-disciplinary team, with partners and associates having extensive experience in matters such as the provision of minimum services, unions, declaration of strategic company and exclusion of strike action, collective bargaining, occupational safety, social security, fundamental rights and inclusion in all its forms, expatriates and immigration issues, as well as highly complex litigation. This allows them to gain a multidimensional perspective of labour and employment law, and therefore to provide a unique advice in the market.

The answers given to their clients seek to provide essentially practical and economically profitable solutions, in accordance with the Chilean legislation and jurisprudence.

International Work:
Canales_Parga Abogados Laborales provides advice to the Chilean subsidiaries of international companies, supporting labour migration processes and providing advice on legal matters in Chile with cross border implications for their parent companies in other countries. In that order, the firm prepares legal reports for international companies and provides information about Chilean and comparative legislation with the purpose of analysing international contingencies in cross-border processes.

Languages:
English, German and Spanish.

Clients:
Canales Parga’s clients are related to a diversity of productive areas, including mining enterprises, wineries, technology companies, hotels, retail companies, motorway concessionaires, insurance companies, educational, industrial, among others, which results in extensive knowledge of the domestic and international market.