Christian is a partner of our associated office in Chile, based in Santiago. He and his team is known for being a Key labour team experienced in an array of labour matters, including structuring relationships between companies and unions in the areas of retail, mining, telecommunication, health and pharmaceutic areas, among others. Adept at handling sensitive judicial cases involving constitutional rights and contractual contingencies.
Christian has a lot of experience and technical knowledge, both in terms of theoretical expertise and also in the practical application of labour legislation and administrative regulation. The sense of certainty that Christian convey in their actions and their solid advice are key strengths.
Christian’s practice focuses on providing local and foreign companies support in the implementation, development and maintenance of structured and healthy relationships between employers, employees and unions.
This entails assistance with issues such as the drafting, fulfilment and termination of employment contracts, remuneration, due diligence processes, litigation, counsel and participation in collective negotiation processes and subcontracting.
He has acted as labor counsel for known retail, technological services, mining, health, automotive and agriculture companies and participated in numerous collective bargaining processes.
He has been repeatedly recognized in prestigious legal rankings such as Chambers and Legal 500 among others.
Respected litigator Christian Alvarado is highlighted for his high level of specialisation in this area, and his ability to anticipate and react to legislative changes in the field.” Chambers Latin America 2016
Christian Alvarado boasts a solid reputation amongst market observers for his track record in contentious matters. He is endorsed by clients as "a great labour lawyer" with "vast practical knowledge." Chambers 2019
Has deep knowledge of the Chilean labour market, so advises not just from a technical point of view, but also from a practical standpoint'. The team has been particularly active in collective negotiations and union relations of late; it also acts in complex, labour-related litigation, employee hiring and termination issues, workplace health and safety and labour-related immigration matters. The team recently assisted Minera Tres Valles with a collective bargaining procedure. Labour group leader Christian Alvarado 'always delivers accurate and timely responses'. Other clients include Ericsson Chile, Nike de Chile and Parque Arauco. Legal 500, 2019.
Instructed by Ericsson Chile S.A. in 2020 to advice on a general action plan as part of a collective bargaining process with excellent results.
Instructed by Clinical L as Condes S.A. in 2020 to advise on a general action plan as part of a collective claim of constitutional rights breach by the union (over 15000 employees) regarding health and safety obligations in the frame of Covdi 19. The fulfilment of precautionary measures by the court, that implied the shipment to their homes, with payment of re-payments, of nearly 1000 workers is prevented. Ongoing.
Instructed by Minera Tres Valles SpA in 2019 to advise on a general action plan as part of a collective bargaining process with excellent results.
Legal defence of the group of Tamm fruit exporting companies in 2019 regarding collective labor lawsuits with excellent results.
Advisory and defence group of retail companies Tricot on the occasion of the social crisis in chile in 2019.
Advisory and defense group of automotive companies Inchcape and Indumotora to finalize the dissolution of the economic unit declared before the sale of Indumotota assets to Inchacape, with excellent results.
Christian is a Partner in our associated office in Santiago de Chile and he is in charge of the labour law and employment area of the firm. Christian has an extensive experience in labour and employment law.