Sebastián Fernández

Associate / Chile
  • Practice areas / Labor
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Member of the Labor team. His professional practice focusses on labor litigation and on contentious-administrative procedure in labor matters, and he directs his practice towards the defense of companies before Labor Courts and High Courts of Justice in the face of complaints and requests made by workers, unions, or the Labor Inspectorate.


Work experience

  • 2012 - 2014 Lawyer

    Ossa, Izcue & Montes abogados

  • 2014 - 2015 Lawyer

    Schweitzar y Cia abogados

  • 2016 - present Lawyer

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría




Featured Cases

  • Extensive experience in the defense of companies in labor lawsuits for unjustified dismissals, allegations of violations of fundamental rights, demands for anti-union practices, lawsuits for the collection of labor benefits, among others. We have advised with favorable results to companies in the banking sector, telecommunications, construction, passenger transport (airlines), pharmaceutical, laboratories, retail, food, construction, mining, among others. We have the capacity to deal with judicial matters throughout the national territory, and we have assumed large-scale trials (for example, lawsuits for the collection of benefits associated with collective agreements of USD 10,000,000.-) with favorable results for our clients. We also have extensive experience in advising companies in collective bargaining processes with unions, providing our services in all matters relating to this type of situation, and legal matters arising from it.





  • 2009 Lawyer Universidad de Chile Law

  • 2015 Graduated Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Diploma in Labour Law and Social Security Law



  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2016 - to date

    Diploma in legal responsability in health industry

    Teaching - Universidad Finis Terrae
  • Academic Activities 2017 - to date

    Labour law

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Finis Terrae

Seminars and Conferences