Partner of Carey and head of the firm’s Engineering and Construction / Labor and Immigration groups. His practice also includes litigation and arbitration, aviation, international agency and distributorship, 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 related contracts including Design Built, EPC, EPCM and BOT. His practice ranges from experience with early stages of project development to bidding (including public bidding), negotiation and preparation of contract documents, claims management and dispute resolution.
Mr. Aitken also has a wealth of 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 illness and accidents, labor related litigation of all types, as well as work permits and visas for foreign personnel.
Frequent lecturer in seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.
Activities and Memberships
Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee of the International Construction Projects Practice Group of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Assistant Professor, Labor Law, Universidad de Chile (1990-1999).