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Oscar Aitken

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Carey

Santiago, Chile
    Local Time: Saturday 17:36

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate Immigration
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Labor and Employment Law

Areas of Practice

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Corporate Immigration
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
  • Labor and Employment Law

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Employment and Labor Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member

Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the Labor and the Construction and Engineering Groups. His practice includes litigation and arbitration, contracts, and general civil practice.

His labor practice includes collective bargaining, union matters, unfair labor practices, compensation and benefits, discrimination and general violations of employee fundamental rights, employment termination, work related illnesses and accidents; and labor related litigation of all types.

In the construction and engineering practice, Mr. Aitken has vast experience in contracts for all phases of engineering work, as well as in all forms of construction and infrastructure related contracts including Design Built, EPC, EPCM and BOT. His practice ranges from experience with early stages of project development to bidding (including public concessions and PPP project), negotiation and preparation of contract documents, claims management and dispute resolution.

Mr. Aitken also has experience in real estate and has been involved in a variety of projects from the development of natural conservation parks to housing projects, office and apartment buildings, hotels, industrial developments, etc.

Bar Admissions
Chile (1989).

Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • LL.M., University of Michigan (1991).

Areas of Practice

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Corporate Immigration
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
  • Labor and Employment Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment and in Projects, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Project Finance and Infrastructure and in Labor, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Project Development, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment and Employee Benefits, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment and Real Estate, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Construction, Expert Guides.
  • Recognized in Labor and Employment and Projects, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Labor & Employment, Best Lawyers (2015).
  • Winner in the Real Estate Category, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2014).

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Professor of the Degree in Construction Law, Universidad de los Andes (since 2019).
  • Professor of the Degree in Corporate Governance and Compliance, Law School, Universidad del Desarrollo (2018-2019).
  • Professor of Specialization in Construction Law, Law School, Universidad de los Andes (2015-2018).
  • Vice co-chair and co-chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee and International Construction Projects Practice Group, International Bar Association (2010-2014).
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center, Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
  • Founding fellow and past board member, International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL).
  • Founding fellow and president, Chilean Society of Construction Law.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member and past board member, Centro de Estudios de Derecho del Trabajo (CEDET).
  • Assistant professor of Labor Law, Universidad de Chile (1990-1999).

Articles

Additional Articles
  • Author of the Chilean chapter in Covid-19 Latin America Guide for Employers, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) (2020).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Construction and Projects Q&As Global Guide, Thomson Reuters (2018-2020).
  • Co-author of Chilean chapter, Outsourcing Book, Getting the Deal Through (2013-2015).

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