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Assistant: Magdalena Duval

Rocío is the leading partner of the labour, migration, and employment area. She specializes in labour law, strategic labour plans, in complex labour litigation, collective bargaining, and corporate labour matters.

Education and Experience
  • Law, Universidad Central de Chile (2000).
  • Diploma in Labour Law and Corporate Social Responsibility, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2003).
  • Diploma in Labour Procedure Reform, Chilean Bar Association (2006).
  • Diploma in Labour Procedure Reform and Litigation, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (2006).
  • Diploma in National and International Legal Practice about the Protection of Fundamental Rights, Universidad Complutense Madrid and Bar Association (2007).
  • Certification as Instructor in Litigation Techniques, California Western School of Law and Access Training Program, USA (2010).
  • PhD (c) in the Labour Programme, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

In the academic field, Rocío, since 2011, she is a Professor of the Labour Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; and since 2018, Professor of pre- and post-graduates at Universidad del Desarrollo. In addition, she is director of the Chilean Labour Law and Social Security Association (SCHDTSS).


Rocío is ranked in the international ranking including The Legal 500 and Leaders League in the labour, employment, and migration areas.

Rocío García de la Pastora is an excellent professional and a better person. Always responds in a personal way to queries, and is accurate and highly knowledgeable.”

The Legal 500, 2024

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Imminent Implementation of the 40 Hours Labour Law (Law Nr. 21.561)
Main aspects of the law: 1- Progressive reduction of the workday to 44 hours in April 2024, 42 in April 2026, and 40 hours in April 2028.2- ...