Ricardo joined our firm in 1995 and has been a partner since 2007. He is in charge of the labor law practice area and is mainly engaged in providing legal advice to companies in labor, social security and immigration matters. He has represented numerous companies in collective bargaining processes, mediation in collective bargaining and qualification of minimum services. He also advises on the preparation of executive compensation structures, stock option programs, restructuring and massive layoffs due to the closing of production processes, outsourcing of services, preventive labor audits, training of managers and personnel in the Human Resources area, and preparation of documentation and labor structure of new companies. Finally, the labor area, which he leads along with Bárbara Zlatar and Ignacia López, handles labor lawsuits of varying complexity and size.

International experience: International lawyer at Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston, USA (July and August 2000).


  • Law Degree, Universidad de Chile, Law School, 1993.
  • Academy of American and International Law, through the International and Comparative Law Center, Dallas, USA, 2000
  • Seminar on International Labor Standards, given by the International Training Center of the ILO, April 2002.
  • Diploma on Labor Law, Universidad de Chile, 2003.


  • Chile, 1993.

Academics Activities

  • He has taught several postgraduate courses on labor issues at the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, Universidad del Desarrollo and Universidad de Los Andes.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding lawyer for more than 10 consecutive years in the Labor and Employment area by Chambers Latin America.
  • Leading Labor Lawyer for 8 consecutive years, The Legal 500 Latin America.
  • Leading Labor Lawyer, Best Lawyers 2022.
  • Recognized lawyer in the Labor area, LACCA (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association) Approved 2023.


  • Chilean Bar Association.


  • Spanish, English and French.