Enzo Canales > CMS Carey & Allende > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago

Work Department

EMployment & Pension


Enzo is partner and leads the Employment & Pensions group for CMS Carey & Allende. His professional practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on labour law matters, including arrangements for foreign workers, international social security agreements, collective bargaining, labour law litigation and norm compliance.

He advises foreign companies from various industries, throughout the stages of hiring personnel, the establishment of special employment conditions, the structuring of payment packages and on termination of employment.

He participates on corporate and tax issues, and participates in all due diligence processes related to M&A operations.

Enzo has been a speaker in ABA international forums, on matters related to labour law.

Key clients: Estee Lauder, Accenture, Compañía Minera Can-Can (today Alxar-Copec), Unilever, Worley Chile S.A. (former Jacobs Chile), K+S, Grupo Besalco, Servizi Energia Italia (SAIPEM), Transbank.


2006-2008 Associate at Yavar Silva y Dominguez law firm
2009 Joined Carey & Allende (since 2017 CMS Carey & Allende) as associate of the Labour, Social Security & Immigration Law group
2012 Promoted to director and appointed head of the Labour group
2017 Promoted to partner
2017 Together with some other well-reputed labour lawyers, he founded a think tank concerning the Labour Reform in Chile


Spanish and English.


2005 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
2008 – Labor Reform Certification, Instituto de Estudios Judiciales

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Labour and employment

(Leading individuals)

Enzo CanalesCMS Carey & Allende

CMS Carey & Allende‘s six-member labour practice covers an array of areas, ranging from day-to-day matters, labour contracts and special employment conditions, to compensation packages and contentious matters (such as employee dismissals), and collective bargaining. Other areas of strength include social security, bi-national treaties and labour audit compliance services, M&A-related labour due diligence, foreign employees’ immigration requirements, and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. The practice also fields sector expertise in mining, engineering, energy, consumer products, technology, finance and construction. Practice head Enzo Canales focuses on advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of labour law work, including arrangements for foreign workers, international social security agreements, collective bargaining and trials; and Julio Frías (labour litigation, collective bargaining, trade unions and conflict resolution) is the senior associate to note.