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Canales Parga Abogados Laborales

Labour and employment Tier 2

Canales Parga Abogados Laborales was co-founded in 2018 by Alfonso Canales and Sebastián Parga, both formerly of Uribe, Hubner & Canales; the pair are -for one client- 'far above any other lawyers we've worked with', while the practice is 'unique for its creativity, excellent service, flexibility and availability'. The team acts for clients drawn from the technology, hospitality and retail sectors, among others, and its client list includes Cencosud, Electrolux, Holiday Inn Chile and Liberty Seguros. Recent mandates include defendeding Compass Catering against a discriminatory dismissal and violation of fundamental rights claim. Promoted to the partnership in May 2019, Carlos Gutiérrez, Francisco Plass and Diego Nodleman are also noteworthy.


The firm: Alfonso Canales Undurraga and Sebastián Parga Moraga – partners at Canales Parga Abogados Laborales- are former partners at Uribe, Hübner & Canales Abogados (also known as UH&C Abogados).

In March 2018, they founded Canales Parga Abogados Laborales (also known as CP Abogados), with a group of well-known attorneys. It is one of the leading law firms dealing with labour and employment consultant and labour litigation. Alfonso Canales Undurraga is known as one of the most prestigious labour and employment attorneys in Chile and as “Band 2” in the Chambers and Partners ranking since its creation.  The team also formed part of  Uribe, Hübner & Canales, recognized as “Band 1” in the aforementioned ranking; thereafter, each decided to form  part of our group at CP Abogados.

It is also important to take into account that our team is highly qualified: 77% already has or is studying a master’s degree in law, and 90% has postgraduate studies.

In May 2019, Carlos Gutiérrez de Torres, Francisco Plass Montalva and Diego Nodleman Pérez joined as partners, having previously been associated attorneys at Canales Parga Abogados Laborales.

Our office focuses on an integral consultancy in Human Resources dealing with legal and corporate advice, training, team building and the working environment, strategic communication, innovation and business skills, networking, among others. Due to the above, we have developed an alliance with Catalyst Chile (also known as HR Consulting by Catalyst), an international consultancy, which has built up a unique national company that provides integral advice to companies.

Our office also acts as a labour consultant to important national and international companies, such as Cencosud (retail company), Viña Concha y Toro (International Chilean Wine Company), Compass Group (catering and food company), Gasco S.A. (national gas distributor), Liberty Compañía de Seguros (Insurance company) Talbot Hotels (Holiday Inn in Chile and Hyatt Centric in Santiago, Chile), Abertis (highway licensed), Everis (software company), among many others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate labour strategy Alfonso Canales Undurraga ( +56222327368
Labour litigation Sebastián Parga Moraga +56222327368
Collective bargaining Alfonso Canales Undurraga ( +56222327368
Collective bargaining Sebastián Parga Moraga +56222327368
Partners : 5
Other fee-earners : 8
Paralegals and administration : 6
Total staff : 19
Chambers and Partners