Andrés Valdés

Andrés Valdés

Servicios Legales Baker McKenzie SpA


Andres Valdes heads the Labor & Employment Practice Group of the Santiago office. He has more than 18 years of experience in advising Chilean and foreign companies in the areas of employment contracts, litigation, immigration, social security and pension funds, international executive transfers, workforce reductions, CBAs and union negotiations. He also has experience in corporate law matters, leading the acquisition of local businesses by foreign investors. He has provided pro bono advise to education foundations in Santiago.

Practice Focus

Mr. Valdes focuses his practice on labor and employment matters in Chile. He advises different types of clients in a range of business sectors including services, industry, retail and mining. He has also provided labor and employment advice to foreign clients in cross-border deals.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chilean Bar Association - Member


  • Chile (1995)


  • Duke University School of Law (LLM) (1998)
  • Catholic University of Chile Law School (LLB) (1992)


  • English
  • Spanish