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Mr. Oscar Aitken

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  • Civil Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Agency and Distributorship
  • Labor and Employment
  • Contracts Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: +56 2 2928 2321
Fax: +56 2 2928 2228
EducationUniversidad de Chile; University of Michigan School of Law (Master in Law LL.M., 1991)
Admitted1989, Chile

Partner of Carey and head of the firm's Engineering and Construction / Labor and Immigration groups. His practice also includes litigation and arbitration, aviation, international agency and distributorship, contracts, and general civil practice. In the engineering and construction practice, Mr. Aitken has vast experience in contracts for all phases of engineering work, as well as in all forms of construction related contracts including Design Built, EPC, EPCM and BOT. His practice ranges from experience with early stages of project development to bidding (including public bidding), negotiation and preparation of contract documents, claims management and dispute resolution. Mr. Aitken also has a wealth of experience in real estate and has been involved in a variety of projects from development of natural conservation parks to housing projects, office and apartment buildings, hotels, industrial developments, etc., including title review, sale and purchase, promise agreements, leases, mortgages (including foreclosure), financing and tax structures, zoning, permitting and others. His labor and immigration practice includes collective bargaining, union matters, unfair labor practices, compensation and benefits, discrimination and general violations of employee fundamental rights, employment termination, work related illness and accidents, labor related litigation of all types, as well as work permits and visas for foreign personnel.Awards and Recognitions: Recognized as Leading Individual in Labor & Employment and Real Estate, Chambers Latin America. Recognized in Project Finance & Infrastructure and in Labor, Latin Lawyer 250. Recognized in Labor & Employment, Legal 500. Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Labor, LACCA (2014).Activities and Memberships: Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee of the International Construction Projects Practice Group of the International Bar Association (IBA). Assistant Professor, Labor Law, Universidad de Chile (1990-1999). Past Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee, International Construction Projects Practice Group of the International Bar Association (IBA). Founding


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Law No. 20,760 Which Introduces the Concept of Single Employer In Connection With Certain Interrelated Business
Oscar Aitken, August 15, 2014
On July 9th, 2014, it was published in the Official Gazette the Law No. 20,760 which introduces the concept of single employer in connection with certain interrelated business, amending articles 3 and 507 of the Labor Code.

Main Aspects In Relation To the Chilean Government¿s Modifications to the Bill That Promotes a Change of the Concept of Enterprise for Labor Purposes (The "Multirut Law")
Oscar Aitken,Francisco Arce, August 15, 2014
On April 21, 2014, the Chilean Government sent new modifications on the pending bill that promotes a change of the concept of Enterprise contained in Article 3, paragraph 3, of the Labor Code. The first indication incorporates an element of uncertainty in relation to what will be the clear and...
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Mr. Oscar Aitken

Isidora Goyenechea 2800 - Floor 43 - Las Condes
Santiago 7550647

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