ALFONSO CANALES U.

Partner

Alfonso is a partner at GNP_Canales Abogados Laborales and the leader in the following areas of expertise: labour strategy and collective bargaining.

Career Path

  • During his career, he has specialized in Labour Law, especially in the strategic planning of human resources and matters of collective law (collective bargaining and trade unions).

  • Previously, he was a partner at the Uribe, Hübner y Canales (UH&C) law firm between 1996 and 2018. Subsequently, he left to own to form our firm.

  • He was Deputy Director of the Labour Directorate between 1985 and 1986 and Prosecutor of the National Oil Company (ENAP) in the Magallanes Region. He was also director of SalfaCorp between 2007 and 2010 and Vice President of the Tabancura Educational Foundation (SEDUC) between 2002 and 2012.

Education

  • LL.B., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Studies on controversies at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University, Chicago, United States.
  • Studies include International Labour Law and International Labour Standards, International Labour Organization, ILO.

Acknowledgments

Alfonso has been recognized on multiple occasions as one of the leading labour lawyers by the prestigious international rankings Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and Best Lawyers.

Academic Experience

  • Alfonso has been a tenured professor of Labour Law at the Universidad de Los Andes for more than 30 years.
  • Professor of the Master in Labour Law, Universidad de Los Andes.
  • Professor of Collective Negotiation, at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de Los Andes.

ALFONSO CANALES U.
Partner

CARLOS GUTIÉRREZ DE T.
Partner

FRANCISCO PLASS M.
Partner

DIEGO NODLEMAN P.
Partner

LILIA JEREZ A.
Partner

NICOLÁS MONCKEBERG D.
Director of Legal and Public Affairs

MARÍA LUISA GARCÍA R.
Senior Associate

CÉSAR RIVAS C.
Senior Associate

FRANCISCO PINILLA V.
Senior Associate

GUILLERMO AMUNÁTEGUI G.
Associated

ROSARIO RAMOS B.
Associated

JAVIERA BADÍA W.
Associated

MANUEL JOSÉ LIRA M.
Associated

CARLOS BASTIDAS R.
Associated

JAVIERA CISTERNA T.
Associated

IGNACIO CEPEDA C.
Associated

MARTÍN CRESPO S.
Associated

CATHALINA GATICA C.
Associate

CRISTÓBAL SILVA.
Associate

SAID RIVERO E.
Paralegal

CECILIA ORELLANA R.
Paralegal