Partner of Carey and head of the firm’s Engineering and Construction / Labor and Immigration groups. His practice also includes litigation and arbitration, contracts, and general civil practice.
In the engineering and construction practice, Mr. Aitken has vast experience in contracts for all phases of engineering work, as well as in all forms of construction and infrastructures related contracts including Design Built, EPC, EPCM and BOT. His practice ranges from experience with early stages of project development to bidding (including public conssesions and PPP project), negotiation and preparation of contract documents, claims management and dispute resolution.
Mr. Aitken also has experience in real estate and has been involved in a variety of projects from development of natural conservation parks to housing projects, office and apartment buildings, hotels, industrial developments, etc., including title review, sale and purchase, promise agreements, leases, mortgages (including foreclosure), financing and tax structures, zoning, permitting and others.
His labor and immigration practice includes collective bargaining, union matters, unfair labor practices, compensation and benefits, discrimination and general violations of employee fundamental rights, employment termination, work related illnesses and accidents, labor related litigation of all types, as well as work permits and visas for foreign personnel.
Carey is Chile’s largest law firm with over 200 legal professionals. Recognized as one of the premier law firms in Latin America, we are a full service Chilean firm with highly specialized attorneys covering all practice areas. Our strength comes from our “one-firm firm” approach and our partnership ethos. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality that will consistently exceed their expectations. They are our top priority. In keeping these principles, we are able to deliver excellent client service and create a working environment where talented people can succeed. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Carey has been committed to professional excellence. It is a core conviction of the firm that the practice of law is an honorable and enriching activity, which carries with it the responsibility of following the highest ethical standards.