Luis Parada

Luis Parada

Luis Parada leads the Labor & Employment practice group of DLA Piper Chile and serves as LatAm Practice Group Leader in Employment.

Luis has an extended and recognized experience advising local and foreign clients in matters, such as, compensation and benefits for senior executives, stock option, RSUs and other incentive plans, collective bargaining, high complexity labor litigation and internal investigations (i.e. antiunion practices, harassment and discrimination, impairment of human rights), global mobility, handbooks and policies, termination of high ranked officers and reductions in force, labor due diligence processes, board directors and managers training sessions, among other matters.

He also regularly advises clients about workforce restructuring and outsourcing, proprietary information and assignment of invention agreements, implementing employment restrictive covenants and tax contingencies of labor matters.

Luis is a member of the Centro Chileno de Derecho del Trabajo A.G., the Chilean National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (CNC) employments´ commission and the Chilean Association of Metallurgic and Metal Mechanic Industries (Asimet).

Employment History

  • Partner, 2012 to date
  • Associate, 2002 – 2012
  • The Professional Institute Foundation of the Chilean Occupational Safety Association, 2001- 2002


Dispute Resolution

  • Transportes Codigua SpA. (Lactalis): Advised the client in a labour claim.
  • Client in the field of sea ports: Advise the client with the retention of key executives and employees, during the closing operations process of the local company, which will take unless until 2021.
  • Global Client: Advise the client in the execution in Latin America, of a global reduction in force (RIF) of its marketing department, which included Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Uruguay, Colombia, Perú, Panamá and Costa Rica.
  • Client that produces industrial gases and medicinal oxygen: Advise the client in a relevant collective bargaining with its union.
  • One of the most relevant clients in the clothes retail: Advise in a complex collective bargaining process, which due to its proximity to the holiday season, could have affected the end of the year’s sales, which is the most relevant sales time for that industry.
  • Construction industry client: Advise the client in a series of complex labour lawsuits.
  • One top notch start-up company: Advise the client with an extension of the collective bargaining agreement with the only existing union in the company, which was necessary for a major investment of a unicorn company".
  • Zurich: Advise on the purchase of life insurance portfolio of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida S.A. and 100% of the shares of the Euroamerica General Fund Manager S.A. (US$155 million). As part of this advisory, we advise the client in the successful transfer of all the employees of such entity.
  • Groupon: Successfully assisting the company in the process of relocation of its customer service area for Latin America, from Chile to Colombia.
  • Hotelera HA: Advise in all employment matters related to transfer of the operation of the Hotel Kennedy in Santiago, by means of a long-term lease agreement.
  • Komatsu Cummins: Successful representation, in court, regarding allegations of anti-union practice, initiated by the Labour Directorate (Dirección del Trabajo), due to the suspension of excessive payments to union directors which this public organism considered illegal.
  • Skout (MeetMe): Advise in the process first to create and then to cease its operations in Chile, as well as to terminate the employment agreements of all the local staff, to retain key employees and transform their contractual relationship to a service provider’s agreement.
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles: Successfully defending the company in court in an alleged case of discrimination by a former manager.
  • Capgemini Business Services Chile Ltda: Advise in the termination of its BPO services in Chile (which covered all of Latin America except Brazil), due to a change of the location of the services agreed with global clients.
  • Uber: Achieved a victory in court regarding an allegation of employment relationship by an Uber driver. This is the only allegation of employment relationship in Chile so far
  • L'Oréal: Regular advise to this client on the relationship with its unions.
  • Fabrimetal: Obtained court confirmation of the legality of the dismissal of an employee who violated his non-competition obligation.
  • Cornershop: Advise on an important collective negotiation with its union.
  • Empresa Nacional del Petróleo: Representation in different labor lawsuits in Chile.
  • Metro: Successful representation, to the main passenger transportation company, in labor lawsuits of complex nature and in labor accidents.

Pro Bono

  • Africa Dreams Fundation
  • “El Comercio se Levanta” project together with Cámara Nacional de Comercio, 2020


  • Chile (2001)


  • Legal 500  (Labour and Employment 2018 – 2019 - 2021 - Leading Individual 2022 - 2023 - 2024)
  • Chambers – Latam (Labour and Employment 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2022 - 2023 - 2024)
  • Leaders League (Labour / Employment – Recommended 2020, Highly Recommended 2021 – 2022 - 2023)
  • Latin Lawyer National (Labour 2019 - 2020)
  • Best Lawyers® (Labour and Employment 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2022 - 2023 - 2024, Employee Benefits 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - Lawyer of the Year 2022 - 2023 - 2024, Immigration Law 2022 - 2023 - 2024)
  • Who's Who legal (Labour and Employment - Thought Leader 2022 - Global Leader Recommended 2019 - 2020).
  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Labour 2019 – 2020 - Highly Recommended 2021 - 2022)


  • Spanish and English


  • Graduate in Law, School of Law, Universidad Central de Chile, 2000, receiving his Law Degree in 2001
  • Master in Corporate Law, graduated summa cum laude, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005
  • Diploma in Labor Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2007


  • Chilean Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Chilean Association of Labor Law
  • Chilean Labor Law Center
  • Human Resources Committee, National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (CNC)
  • Human Resources Committee, North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • Human Resources Committee, Chilean Association of Metalworking and Metal Mechanical Industries (Asimet)
  • Labor Commission, Chilean Building Chamber (CCHC)
  • Legal Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (CNC)


  • Co-author “Stock Options in the Chilean Labor Law”, Engineers Magazine, UDD, 2007
  • World Bank Collaborator in the Doing Business Project in relation to recruitment process, 2017-2018-2019
  • “World Justice Project”, collaborator in the publishing of “The Rule of Law Index”, 2017-2018-2019
  • Getting The Deal Through: Corporate Inmigration, 2018-2019-2020


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