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Enrique Munita

Enrique Munita

Munita y Olavarria Abogados (Santiago)


  • Law degree, Universidad de Concepción, 1990;
  • Master of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2010.

His labour counselling includes complex labour litigation, social security legal services, as well as contractual and corporate matters concerning individual and collective labour law, both national and international. Mr Munita has been Professor of Labour and Employment Law in different Chilean universities. Currently he is Professor of postgraduate studies for employment and labour lawyers and judges in the Law Faculty of Universidad de Los Andes, Chile. Additionally, he is vice-president of the Employment Lawyers Association of Chile (CEDET), member of the Labour and Employment Committee of Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (The Federation of Chilean Industry) and member of the Labour and Employment Committee of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Chile. He has been a speaker at Chilean and international law conferences. Since 2014, he has also been an adviser on the labour committee of the Chilean Congress, in connection with the labour law reform project on behalf of the Federation of Chilean Industry.

Awards and recognitions

  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2016: he ‘is head and shoulders above the rest and an expert on labour issues’. They add: ‘We admire his intuition, attention to the client, and quick responses on urgent issues.’
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2015: ‘Experienced department head, he is widely recognised as one of the leading labour lawyers in Chile by sources, who label him as “number one”.’ He is also noted for his “excellent, practical analysis”.’
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2014: ‘Heads up the department and is highly regarded in the market for his intelligent counsel in connection with labour trials and day-to-day matters’.
  • The Legal 500, 2015: ‘Experienced, capable and on-point, practice head Enrique Munita is a highly regarded figure.’

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