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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is one of Chile’s major business law firms. We are proud of being one of the top firms in Chile due to our local and international experience. We are a full-service firm that delivers high-quality legal advice to our clients and provides a comprehensive range of legal services to meet today’s business needs.
Those services include: banking, finance and capital markets; commercial and corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory law; family businesses; energy; hotels, resorts and casinos; engineering and construction; real estate and urban development; insolvency; foreign investment; labor, employment and immigration; competition and antitrust; litigation, mediation and arbitration; environmental; mining and natural resources; fisheries and aquaculture; insurance; technology, privacy and media; transportation and infrastructure; taxation; and intellectual property (IP).
Our Labor practice counsels on the laws and regulations that have a bearing on labor and social security activities in Chile. Our services include drafting and preparing all kinds of employment contracts, suited to all forms of contract arrangements allowed under current legislation: structuring compensation and benefits packages, stock option programs, and preventive labor audits; supporting corporate restructuring processes with labor impacts; and counseling in service outsourcing processes. We draft employment contracts with expatriate staff and prepare and monitor applications for work permits and visas. We provide support in all areas of interest to expatriate executives who reside in Chile.
We also advise companies throughout collective bargaining processes, both with unions as well as with groups of workers. We provide assistance in the event of strikes and we prepare and draft collective bargaining agreements. We regularly organize lectures and seminars for clients to keep their Human Resources departments and divisions current on these matters.