Firm Profile > Sáez & Fernández > Santiago, Chile

Sáez & Fernández

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 2

Labour and employment law boutique firm Sáez & Fernández was launched by Raúl Fernández (complex labour litigation and strategic labour advice) and labour law expert Felipe Sáez in 2016. Currently standing at nine members, the practice has notable labour relations and litigation expertise, and constantly works with the country’s largest mining companies, along with major telecoms and transportation-sector entities, among others. ‘Dedicated to excellence‘, labour litigation and labour consultancy specialist Andrés Dighero (previously at Alessandri & Compañía Abogados) was hired as partner in June 2019, while attorney Pablo Fuenzalida’s experience includes unfair labour practice suits. Despite the loss of former associates Luis Celis  and Isaías Rodríguez  (in October and November 2020, respectively), the firm continues to grow, hiring four associated during the course of the year.

Practice head(s):

Raúl Fernández; Felipe Sáez; Andrés Dighero


Very watchful to client’s requirements, and their advice places the correct emphasis on identifying risks as well as opportunities for improvement in legal compliance.

The level of personal commitment is impressive.

It is characterised by comprehensive responses to the needs of the company.

Its best quality is availability.’

They anticipate the needs of clients and update us on relevant issues, which in pandemic times have been many!

The certainty and precision of their advice have allowed us to overcome different situations and, likewise, avoid other complex ones that could have developed.

Andrés Dighero is a professionally excellent lawyer who understands clients’ needs and timescales – he is dedicated to excellence and has a unique commitment to clients.

Andrés Dighero has vast experience and knowledge of Chilean labour practice, particularly in the complex mining world; he is also quick in his answers and accurate, and delivers a very good cost-quality ratio that exceeds market expectations.

Key clients

Compañia Minera Inés De Collahuasi

Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca

Compañía Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo

Lumina Copper

Asociación Chilena De Seguridad

Duoc Uc


Esachs Transportes

Intime Chile

Saez & Ferndez Abogados is a boutique firm specializing in individual and collective labor law and social security. Founded in 2016 by the Academic of Labor Law and Social Security of the Faculty of Labor Law of the University of Chile, Felipe Sáez and Raúl Fernández, with the aim of providing national and foreign companies with a service of excellence in time, form and quality. Lawyers with outstanding professional and academic experience.

Our firm is highly specialized in legal and strategic advice to companies regarding labor relations and litigation. Our firm is consolidated nationwide, providing advice and litigation in the field of individual and collective labor law and social security. Saez & Fernández advises several companies in the mining, transportation, banking, telecommunications and health sectors, having participated in some of the most important labor demands, worker restructuring processes and collective bargaining in recent years in these sectors.

Our team is based on the pillars of professional excellence, diversity and ethics. We have a joint composition of professional specialists in labor law, endowed with strong ethical values ​​and focused on providing a service of excellence and professional relationships aimed at generating value from a strategic perspective and with a strong sense of loyalty to our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Labor & Employment assessment Luis Felipe Sáez Carlier +56 9 9509 9209
Labor & Employment assessment Raúl Audito Fernandez Toledo +562 326 39540
Labor & Employment litigation Raúl Audito Fernandez Toledo +562 326 39540
Collective Bargaining Luis Felipe Sáez Carlier +56 9 9509 9209
Labor & Employment litigation Andres Dighero +569 76180003
Photo Name Position Profile
 Diego Avendaño  photo Diego Avendaño Associate
 Andrés Dighero Eberhard  photo Andrés Dighero Eberhard Partner
 Raúl Fernández Toledo  photo Raúl Fernández Toledo Partner
 Pablo Fuenzalida  photo Pablo Fuenzalida Associate
 Josefina Hidalgo  photo Josefina Hidalgo Associate
 Jimena Lizama  photo Jimena Lizama Associate
 Gabriela Montoya  photo Gabriela Montoya Associate
 Felipe Sáez Carlier  photo Felipe Sáez Carlier Partner