María Fernanda Espinosa


Fernanda, partner of the Labor group at Barros & Errázuriz, has more than 10 years of experience in labor law, advising national and foreign clients in personnel hiring processes, due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions transactions and preventive labor audits, preparation of documentation and labor structure of new companies, processes of reduction of personnel and termination of work contracts, compensation structures for executives, labor litigation and collective bargaining.

Her practice areas are individual and collective labor law, social security and immigration.

Professional experience

  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz, since 2023.
  • Senior associate, Barros & Errázuriz, 2014 – 2023.
  • Associate, Aninat Schwencke y Cía, 2007 – 2013.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University College London, London, England, 2010.
  • Diploma in Business Labor Law, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, 2010.
  • Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Degree awarded with maximum distinction, 2009.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association

Latest Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Legal 500 2019, Chile, Labour & Employment.

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