Garrigues announced that Barbara Vera, a lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in labour law in the Chilean market, has joined the firm.
Vera graduated in law in 2004 at the Universidad de Chile and spent the next seven years in private practice, working at the labour groups of Chilean law firms Claro and Carey. She joined Codelco, Chile´s copper mining company in 2015 and became head of the labour department. At Garrigues, Vera is set to strengthen and lead the labour and employment law department in Chile.
Luis Felipe Merino, managing partner of Garrigues Chile, stated that “hiring Barbara Vera is a clear step forward in our strategy to consolidate our position as the leading corporate legal advisory firm in Chile. Labour law is a key area in the business world in which our clients operate and Garrigues wants to have a labour law practice in Chile that is at the same level as the other areas.
Garrigues already has over 30 lawyers in Chile and more than 120 in Latin America.