Enrique Munita

Enrique Munita


Spanish - English

Partner of Munita & Olavarría law firm.

Founding partner, Mr Munita’s practice includes advice on contractual and corporate matters related to individual and collective labor law, both nationally and internationally. He also advises on complex litigation, benefit plans and stock options.

Mr. Munita has been professor of Labor Law in several Chilean universities. He is currently professor of postgraduate studies at the Law School of the University of Los Andes, Chile.

He has been a speaker at Chilean and International law conferences.

He has been recognized by “Chambers & Partners”, “The Legal 500” and “Who´s who Legal”.


  • Law degree, Universidad de Concepción, 1990.

  • Master of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2010.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2016: "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”.

  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2013: “is widely revered by both clients and peers who view him as a go- to person for labor concerns in Chile”. “Is known for the sophistication with which he and his team handle complex matter. Excellent results in complex labor litigation. As well as handling day-to-day labour matters for a number of clients, the department recently helped Scotiabank win a case against a union requesting payments for its employees linked to the profitability of one of its banks”.

  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2012: “is widely revered in the market. Clients value his “practical and throughout advice

  • Chambers and Partners Latin America 2011: “is recognized as an effective leader and a talented negotiator

  • The Legal 500, 2015: “Experienced, capable and on-point’, practice head Enrique Munita is a highly regarded figure”.


  • Author of numerous articles published in Chilean and international legal publications. Among others:

  • Labour & Employment in 39 jurisdictions worldwide. Getting The Deal Through. Author of the Chilean Chapter. Law Business Research, London, 2009-2014.

  • International Labor & Employment ABA book. Chilean Chapter, 2013-2014.

  • The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law. Author of the Chilean Chapter. Lexis Nexis,2014-2009.

  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention”. Author Chilean Chapter. Brussels, Belgium, Ius Laboris, 2012.

  • “Discrimination Law in the Americas”. Author Chilean Chapter. Brussels, Belgium, Ius Laboris, 2012.

  • Employment & Industrial Relations Law, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 22 N° 2. Getting personal: the tension between social media and work in Chile, 2012.

  • “Outsourcing and Employment: An International Guide”. Author Chilean Chapter. Brussels, Belgium, Ius Laboris, 2011.

  • Investment & Pensions Europe Magazine. Co-author of “Spain: Lessons from Chile”, 2011.

  • Hiring the Best Qualified and Most Talented Employees: Handbook on Global Recruiting, Screening, Testing and Interviewing Criteria. Chapter Eight. Wolters Kluwer, 2008. Netherlands.


  • Semanas legales Walmart Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment Conference, Miami, USA, 2014.

  • Veirano Annual Employment Contract Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.

  • The Employment Law Horizon Facing Global Employers in 2010, Cornell ILR School, New York, USA, 2010.

  • IBA Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2009.

  • IBA Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009.


  • Ius Laboris,

  • Bar Association, Chile

  • Internacional Bar Association


  • Spanish

  • English

Insights by Enrique Munita
Information that must be provided to the trade unions – Diario Pulso – November 20th., 2017
24 Nov 2017 | Read more
Enrique Munita, Partner of our Firm, participated in the ENADE 2016 event
06 Dec 2016 | Read more