Paulina García

Associate

pgarcia@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2212



Her practice is focused on employment and labor law, including hiring and termination processes, employee benefits, compensation plans and complex incentives plans, outsourcing agreements, human resources policies, labor due diligence processes, employment matters derived and/or associated to M&A processes, internal investigations, social security matters, among others.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • A global supplier for the food & beverages, power & energy and industrial markets on a complex internal investigation due to a labour harassment complaint made by an employee against two other employees and one consultant.
  • A financial institution focused on granting financial services to vulnerable entrepreneurs on a massive termination process which took place simultaneously in several regions in Chile. The process was conducted successfully and all terminated employees signed their labor discharges with no further contingencies for the company.
  • An international sanitary company on the labor aspects related to the acquisition of a local entity and its associated companies in Chile. The advice included labor issues in the due diligence and negotiation of the purchase agreement; and collective employment agreements which involved 902 employees and several unions.
  • An important solar energy company on the internal reorganization process derived from the gradual termination of its global power plant business operations in Chile. This reorganization process included the termination of several employees, redistribution of the remaining duties and the modification of employment conditions. The reorganization process was conducted successfully and all terminated employees signed their labor discharges with no further contingencies for the company.
  • A private investment fund on the employment and labor due diligence regarding the acquisition of an important construction and hardware store, which involved more than 2,000 employees, four unions and four collective employment contracts.
  • A telecoms company on the labor and employment matters related to the acquisition of a group of local entities, which involved 348 employees, one intercompany union and one collective agreement.
  • Several companies on a day-to-day basis on general labor matters such as terminations, legal consultations, negotiations with employees, internal investigations, updating of documents and policies; and compensation plans, among others.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Mentoring Program for Young Lawyers of the Chilean Bar Association (2021-2022).
  • Teaching Assistant of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2015-2019).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

EDUCATION

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.

ADMISSIONS

  • Chile (2017).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish.
  • English.

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