Firm profile submitted by Pérez del Castillo & Asociados
Managing Partner: Matías Pérez del Castillo
Number of partners: 2
Number of professionals: 18
General Contact: Matías Pérez del Castillo
PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados is especially well known for providing corporate, labour and dispute resolution services to national and international clients that operate in Uruguay.
The firm’s clients rely on its professionalism, day-to-day advice and commitment. Its team complements the experience and reputation of distinguished attorneys with the practice update and dynamism of recognised young professionals. The different characteristics of its members stimulate team work under shared objectives: the conviction that providing services with technical rigor and a practical approach is the way to comply with their duty.
Last years’Chambers Latin America reviews confirm the firm reputation by stating: “Our impression of the firm is very good - they have great attention to detail, are very responsive and they advise us very practically on the plans we wish to implement.” (2018); “The lawyers at Pérez del Castillo & Asociados are very good; very technical, efficient and responsive” (2017); “The lawyers are dependable, clear in their advice and have a lot of knowledge. They are completely dedicated to the client” (2016). “The firm is excellent – it’s knowledgeable, understands the problems at hand and provides extremely fast responses that are concise and address the issue from a legal and business perspective” (2015).
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm offers integrated legal services on a broad range of practice areas (including banking and finance, agribusiness, civil law, administrative procedures, compliance, data privacy, environmental and renewable energy, family business, investments, migration, notary services and real estate) but the main areas of practice are the following:
Corporate & M&A:
PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados offers comprehensive advice in a wide range of corporate law matters, such as, mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures transactions, shareholders agreements, commercial contracts, corporate governance practices, due diligence operations, corporate reorganisations, bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.
The firm provides assistance to foreign companies willing to operate in Uruguay throughout their incorporation process advising them on the suitable legal structure that meets their needs, assisting in compliance, legal and regulatory requirements, and management of work permits, visas and residency documents needed for foreign workers.
Labour & Employment:
The firm is especially renowned for its expertise in labour, employment and social security matters. The firm’s qualified attorneys provide assistance and advice in a broad variety of individual and collective labour relations topics, conflict prevention (mainly through the implementation of labour practices, policies and negotiations with unions and the government offices), labour dispute resolution through collective bargaining and labour litigation.
The reputation of PÉREZ del CASTILLO in the market is also due to its practical memorandums and workshops, and its experience in both restructuring procedures and labour audits.
Although the firm is involved in international matters, the focus on national concerns is a distinctive feature that distinguishes it in terms of knowledge, understanding and practice in national labour relations and its main actors.
The firm members expertise is reflected in several practical handbooks and papers published by the firm partners and associates covering the most relevant aspects of labour, employment and social security law, which are ‘best sellers’ in Uruguay and that inspire both court rules and business managers.
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
PÉREZ del CASTILLO has broad experience defending both companies and individuals in civil, corporate (bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings) and labour litigation procedures, as well as in administrative proceedings before government agencies and the Administrative Court.
The professionals of the firm participate in corporate conflicts between companies, or its shareholders or directors, acting as private arbitrators and mediators.
They also intervene in labour dispute resolution proceedings between employers and employees, and in collective bargaining with unions and government entities seeking to resolve both individual and collective conflicts.
Based on legal practitioners’ knowledge and on the judicial and arbitral background, the firm proposes practical strategies tailored according to the interests of its clients, with the aim of settling disputes in the least burdensome and more effective ways.
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
PÉREZ del CASTILLO gives great importance to the confidentiality of its client portfolio. However, the following description of the various sectors and industries in which the firm’s clients operates shows the expertise and specialisation of the firm: banking and financial institutions, construction, pharmaceuticals, health and social welfare, industries (textile, leather, tobacco, food, milk and meat industry), other services (logistics, call centers, media, technology, consulting firms and tourism), educational institutions, agribusiness, renewable energies, telecommunications, transportation and real estate.