Oscar Aitken > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Construction and Engineering / Infrastructure and Project Development / Labor and Employment Law.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the Labor and the Construction and Engineering Groups.


In the labor area, his practice includes collective bargaining, union matters, unfair labor practices, compensation and benefits, discrimination and violations of employee fundamental rights, employment termination, work related illnesses and accidents; and labor related litigation.

In the construction and engineering practice, Mr. Aitken has vast experience in the negotiation and preparation of contracts for all the phases of engineering, construction and infrastructure projects, including Design Built, EPC, EPCM and BOT. His experience ranges from the early stages of projects, biddings (public concessions and PPP projects), claim management to dispute resolution.

Mr. Aitken has also extensive experience in a variety of real estate projects such as the development of natural conservation parks, housing, office and residential buildings, hotels and industrial developments, among others.



Spanish and English.


  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).

For more information, please visit: https://www.carey.cl/en/resume/oscar-aitken/

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Full-service market giant Carey is consistently mandated to advise on the development, financing and execution of high-stakes projects. The firm’s extremely large 47-strong infrastructure, project development and project finance practice comprises specialists in energy infrastructure, including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaic, biomass, and oil-and-gas matters. The team is also active in projects involving mining, roads, hospitals, medical centres and telecoms, as well as the industrial, housing, hospitality, ports and airports sectors. Among the practice’s several active partners, Rafael Vergara is a mining deal expert; Oscar Aitken jointly leads the firm’s construction and engineering practice alongside real estate head Juan Pablo Stitchkin; and Juan Francisco Mackenna and José Miguel Bustamante are both sought out for major energy and infrastructure projects. Also integral to the department are renowned water rights practitioner Alberto CardemilFelipe Moro, an adviser on project development and finance matters; Fernando Noriega, whose broad practice includes project finance; and José Tomás Hurley, who assists with the development of energy projects and associated infrastructure issues. Key senior associate Juan Pablo Vukasovic also has wide-ranging projects expertise.

Chile > Labour and employment

(Hall of Fame)

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With ‘deep knowledge of the different aspects of labour law‘, full-service law firm Carey houses a 16-strong team that is sought out by both local and international companies for labour and employment advice. The group’s work scope ranges from corporate employment issues to labour litigation, union matters, and immigration and global mobility matters; recent mandates include cases before the Labour Courts regarding wrongful dismissals, sexual harassment allegations, violations of fundamental rights, anti-union practices, and work-related accidents. Co-heading the group, Oscar Aitken‘s practice incorporates collective bargaining, internal investigations, outsourcing, terminations, benefits, and compensation structures; Francisca Corti (‘great leadership and vision‘) specialises in employment and corporate immigration law; and recently-raised partner Francisco Arce predominantly assists employers with employment issues, union matters and collective bargaining, social security and labour litigation. At associate level, Valentina KuscevicCarla Karzulovic and Constanza Trisotti are all up-and-coming young practitioners of note. Since publication, Kuscevic has been promoted to counsel – effective as of November 2023.