AGUSTÍN ALCALDE S.

PARTNER

aalcalde@ednabogados.cl
+56987278641

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Compliance and Anti-Corruption
  • Labour and Immigration
  • Litigation

EXPERIENCE

Agustín Alcalde is a partner at EDN Abogados and as such is in charge of the labour and immigration law area of the firm.

For more than 10 years, Agustín is specialized in labour law, advising important national and multinational companies in diverse areas, such as logistics, mining, food, construction, agriculture, retail, energy, finance, advertising, restaurants, universities, schools, foundations, among others.

He has practiced his professional practice in corporate labour consulting (Day-To-Day Advice) of preventive nature, for an important number of companies, focusing on responding to short and long term contingencies, developing strategic solutions, responding to the daily work of the companies and acting as an internal element for the Human Resources Management of its clients. He also specializes in designing the labour-corporate structure of various multinational companies that have established themselves in Chile, so that they comply with Chilean legislation. Likewise, he participates in Due Diligence processes, both internal to the clients and as part of the purchase processes.

His practice includes legal advice, specializing in the defence of companies in labour litigation of various types and complexity and in the representation of these companies before the Labour Department, SEREMI Health, the Department of Immigration and other administrative entities, in matters of claims, actions, administrative fines and other administrative processes related to labour law.

Additionally, Agustín provides advice on immigration law, having a wide experience in advising national and multinational companies on the management of visas and other permits related to their expatriate executives and employees.

Before joining EDN Abogados, while he was studying abroad for his master’s degree, he was a labour advisor at Alster Legal. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate Attorney in the labour and immigration area of Guerrero Olivos.

He is a lawyer from the Universidad Finis Terrae, where he graduated with two votes of distinction and passed his degree and thesis exam with highest honours. He also holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Law, focused on Labour Law, from the University of Melbourne, Australia, together with several post-graduate studies, in Chile and abroad.

Finally, he has been Assistant Professor of Introduction to Law at Universidad Finis Terrae and Assistant Professor of History of Law at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello.

EDUCATION

  • Degree in Legal and Social Sciences (with two votes of Distinction), Universidad Finis Terrae, Faculty of Law, 2008.
  • Minor in Business Law, Universidad Finis Terrae, Law School, 2008.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile, 2010.
  • Diploma in Litigation and New Procedures, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2010.
  • Diploma in Labour Law and Social Security of the Company, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013.
  • Fellowship at the 54th Academy of American and International Law, The Center for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, 2017.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a focus on Labour Law, University of Melbourne, School of Law, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2019-2020.
  • Course on Labour Law in relation to COVID-19, Universidad de Los Andes, 2020.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Associate attorney, Ossa, Izcue & Montes, 2010-2012.
  • Associate attorney, Labour and Immigration Group, Guerrero Olivos, 2012-2018.
  • Labour Advisor, ALSTER Legal, 2018-2020.
  • Partner, EDN Abogados, August 2020 to date.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • He has worked in the field of Corporate Labour Consultancy (Day-To-Day Advice), of a preventive nature, for a significant number of companies, focusing his practice on responding to short- and long-term contingencies, developing strategic solutions, responding to the daily work of companies and acting as an internal element for the Human Resources Managers of his clients.
  • He has designed the labour-corporate structure of several multinational companies that have established themselves in Chile, so that they comply with Chilean legislation and execute their initial implementation, internally.
  • He has written several reports on Labour Law, necessary for the different decisions that must be made in the companies.
  • He has participated in Due Diligence processes, both internal to clients and as part of purchase processes.
  • He has taken on the defence in multiple labour litigations, of diverse complexity in the matter of dismissals, fundamental rights, discrimination, work accidents and professional illnesses, collection of benefits, nullity of the dismissal, nullity of the settlement, collection of benefits, compensation and social security contributions in labour headquarters, subcontracting, companies of transitory services, among others.
  • He has represented various companies before the Labour Department, SEREMI Health, the Department of Immigration and other administrative bodies, in matters of administrative fines and other administrative processes related to labour law.
  • He has cooperated in collective negotiations for important companies with a high number of workers and several trade unions.
  • He has provided immigration services to senior executives of companies, coordinating them in the most efficient way possible, to meet the needs of customers, in the most comprehensive way possible, complying with current immigration regulations.
  • He has given different training and talks to several companies, in different areas of Labour and Immigration Law, according to their needs. Likewise, he has provided this training service for smes and micro enterprises, free of charge, through the Pro-Bono Foundation.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chilean Bar Association A.G.

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English

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