Focuses his practice on the area of labor law; taxation in compensation and benefits; social security, including labor consulting; labor audits to companies; labor due diligence; advice to companies in complex cases of termination of senior executives employment contracts; advising in and structuring long-term incentive plans (such as stock options and restricted stock units – RSUs), as well as compensation structures; advising in tax, labor and social security aspects of international assignment of executives to and from Chile; and advising in corporate welfare services, multi-welfare, fringe benefits and social security benefits in general.

His area of advice includes public and private sector companies, start-ups, as well as nonprofit organizations.

Representative Experience

Advice on all labor aspects related to the acquisition of Quality Water Services by Waterlogic.

Zurich (Switzerland): 1) Labor advice on acquisition of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida S.A. life insurance portfolio and of 100% of Administradora General de Fondos S.A. shares (US$155 million) ; 2) Labor and tax advice on multi-welfare services. 

Waterlogic: 1) Labor advice on the acquisition of 100% of the Aquafree Group business in Chile. 2) Permanent labor advice.

Sodexo: Labor and tax advice on long-term incentive plans (stock options; RSUs and others).

Compass Group: Labor and tax advice on long-term incentive plans.

RSM Chile: Labor and tax advice on long-term incentive plans and on employees’ international assignments.

MSD: Advice on structuring of flexible labor benefit plans.

Globant: Advice on telework and application of Covid-19 labor standards.

Surecomp: Advice on telework and application of Covid-19 labor standards.

SMEC (Surbana Jurong): Permanent labor advice.

Acepta.com: Labor audit.

ADP Payroll: Permanent advice on labor and tax matters.

Hortifrut: Advice on employees’ international assignments.

Instituto Iplacex: Review of labor aspects, as requested by client.

DUOC UC: Advice on social welfare matters, social security benefits and tax aspects related to remuneration and benefits.

Modella Group: Advice on collective bargaining, 2019.

Cía. Industrial El Volcán S.A.: Labor compliance review within the financial statements audit process of KPMG, 2017.

SMU Audit: Labor compliance review within the financial statements audit process of KPMG, 2015 and 2016.

Securitas: Advice on taxation on remuneration.

Virutex Ilko: Internal labor audit (2017).

Sandvik Chile: Internal labor audit (2015).

Metro de Santiago: Labor and tax advice on social security benefits and supplementary benefits (2014).

Empresas Maco: Permanent labor advice (2012-2014).

Bupa Sanitas: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Cruz Blanca Salud, as part of the KPMG M&A team (Project Time) (2014).

Inversiones La Construcción (ILC): Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Corp Vida – Corp Seguros, as part of the KPMG M&A team (2013).

Inversiones La Construcción (ILC): Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Banco Internacional as part of the KPMG M&A team (2014).

Prudential: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to AFP Habitat as part of the KPMG M&A team (Humita Project) (2014).

Principal: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to AFP Cuprum as part of the KPMG M&A team (2012).

Salfacorp: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Constructora Tecsa as part of the PwC M&A team (2011).

Walmart USA: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to D&S as part of the PwC M&A team (Destination Project) (2008).

K+S: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Sal Punta de Lobos as part of the PwC M&A team (2005).

Company linked to Grupo Yuraszeck: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Viña Undurraga S.A. as part of the PwC M&A team (2005).

Grupo Bimbo: Due diligence (labor-buyer) to Agua Piedra Lobos as part of the PwC M&A team (2006).

Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN): Permanent labor advice (2005-2009).

Credentials

Admission

  • Chile (2002)

Recognitions

  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Labour).
  • Best Lawyers (Labour and Employment Law – 2020).
  • The Legal 500 (Labour and Employment). 
  • Leaders League (Litigation).

Languages

  • Spanish and English.

Education

  • LL.B., Universidad Diego Portales, 1998.
  • Diploma in Labor Law and Social Security, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005.
  • Master in Tax Law, Universidad del Desarrollo, 2015.

Academic Activities

  • Lecturer in Tax Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012 to date.

Membership

  • Chilean Bar Association.

Career

Director, NLD Abogados, 2021 to date.

Counsel, DLA Piper BAZ / NLD, 2018-2020.

Director of the Labor and Employment Tax Advisory Practice, KPMG Chile, 2011 – 2017.

Labor and Tax Counsel, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 2004 – 2011.

Lawyer, Legal Department, Isapre Colmena Golden Cross, 1995 – 2003.