Awards

The Firm has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers & Partners, one of the most prestigious editorials investigating the legal market. Product of that investigation in which clients, colleagues and businessmen intervene, Pérez del Castillo & Asociados has been recognized in three areas in which it specializes: Labor, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. In Labor law, the partners Santiago Pérez del Castillo and Matías Pérez del Castillo have been renowned, as well as Florencia Di Segni. In corporate matters, Matías Pérez del Castillo and Miguel Casanova were recognized. And in dispute resolution, Matías Pérez del Castillo was acknowledged. Hereunder we standardize the recognitions by area and year: 

Labour

What the team is known for

Stellar firm with a leading reputation in the labour and employment arena. Regularly advises multinational corporations on labour policy implementation, as well as conducting audits. Highly experienced drafting new collective bargaining agreements and managing existing relationships with unions. Boasts additional expertise on personnel restructuring, along with disputes resulting in litigation and arbitration.

Strengths

"This is one of the most prestigious firms in the area and its work is spectacular," a client comments, adding: "They are some of the most knowledgeable labour lawyers in the country."

One source reports that "the firm provides an excellent service," highlighting "the capability and speed with which the lawyers handle matters" as a particular strength.

Work highlights

Assisted CASMU on labour claims from over 60 former employees, valued at USD32.5 million.

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo garners praise from sources for his longstanding presence in the market. One interviewee lauds him as "one of the best labour lawyers in the country and an exceptional attorney. “He provides expertise in both consultancy and litigation cases.

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo assists clients on a wide range of labour and employment matters including litigation, personnel restructuring and collective agreements with unions. He garners ample praise from clients for "his great work on complex matters," as well as "his expertise and reputation."

Florencia Di Segni

Associate-to-watch Florencia Di Segni is noted by interviewees for her labour litigation expertise, with one reporting that "she is an experienced lawyer and an expert in this area. "Another source emphasizes that she is an "exceptional lawyer."

How the Labor team stands out

"The team is recognized for the ability of its professionals to act in various labor and union cases. They represent both local and foreign companies from various industries, including Financial Intermediation Institutions and food and beverage producers. They advise on the implementation of policies labor and audits focused on conflict prevention. They have extensive experience in handling collective bargaining agreements and negotiations with unions, as well as in disputes that result in litigation and arbitration. "

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

A client has highlighted that “I was warned about the different scenarios about what would happen in a specific case, which allowed me to know the complete picture of what would happen and ultimately to be able to make an informed decision. They are able to plan different strategies for different scenarios. I felt very supported. "

Another consulted stated: “They are a team capable of supporting any matter regardless of its complexity, always with the required immediacy. When we ask for an in-depth analysis, they always answer on time. We understand that it is a team that is a reference in labor and that they are the number one in the field. They are even consulted by other law firms so they are ultimately a reference for them. "

Featured works

They advise BBVA Uruguay in the structuring and implementation of labor policies and personnel restructuring operations and represented it in different labor litigation.

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo enjoys a stellar reputation for his top-tier knowledge in this field. Clients endorse his "technical strength, which makes him a point of reference in the country." Another source states: "You can be confident you are in good hands with him, he is one of the best in Uruguay. His recommendations are impeccably well founded."

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Department head Matías Pérez del Castillo is praised by one client for "his dynamism, his constant search for creative solutions and his deep knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of labour law."Another source highly values "his effectiveness, communication skills, speed and pragmatism." (Notable Practitioner in Labour: Chambers & Partners 2020)

Matías Pérez del Castillo is praised by sources for his "great capacity for reaching agreements and understanding companies' interests in order to achieve their objectives." Another interviewee comments: "He is very experienced and has incredible knowledge and a holistic perspective." (Notable Practitioner in Corporate/M&A: Chambers & Partners 2020) 

Matías Pérez del Castillo brings significant knowledge of labour law to his disputes expertise. A client notes: "He is very dynamic and knowledgeable, with an impeccable grasp of the law." (Notable Practitioner in Dispute Resolution; Chambers & Partners 2020)

Florencia Di Segni

Florencia Di Segni has been recognized as a professional with solid reputation in the labor sector. Clients recognize her as: “extremely decisive, dynamic and fast. Always a step ahead”

How the Labor team stands out

“Acclaimed boutique firm with an experimented and specialized team in labor matters. Frequently instructed by clients for the handling of collective negotiation which result in complex negotiations with trade unions, as well as labor conflicts resulting in trials and arbitrations. The firm is also prominent in the completion of labor audits and the design of politics.”

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

“They provide us the information we need and highlight the different opinions and options, but at the same time they maintain it simple and respect our time.”

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Clients are quick to praise Santiago Pérez del Castillo, stating: "He has encyclopaedic knowledge and with his expertise and experience you really can rely on him so much. He offersexamples to make you feel confident." He enjoys an excellent reputation within the labour market, with one interviewee saying: "He stands out for his prestige as a jurist and for his vast professional and academic career." (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2019)

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo is well regarded for his knowledge of contentious labour matters. One source enthuses: "He is technical and good at anticipating issues. He makes the strategy clear, is very well versed in the field and knows how to decipher and explain the law to us." While another states: "He is a high-quality lawyer with extraordinary experience in labour matters."(Notable Practitioner in Labour: Chambers & Partners 2019)

Matías Pérez del Castillo makes a positive impression on clients, who report: "He is the brain, strength and engine behind the entire practice and is the one driving everything. He is also very intelligent, very fast, and writes and communicates very well." (Notable Practitioner in Corporate/M&A: Chambers & Partners 2019) 

Matías Pérez del Castillo of PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados combines his considerable knowledge of labour law and litigation to act in various disputes. Commentators affirm that "he stands out for his wide technical and multidisciplinary knowledge. Furthermore, he is very responsive."  (Notable Practitioner in Dispute Resolution; Chambers & Partners 2019)

Florencia Di Segni

Associate-to-watch Florencia Di Segni keeps on building an excellent reputation amongst clients for her work in labor matters, as a source explains: “She excels for the legal advice she provides, as well as disputes. She is really efficient and a responsible lawyer.”

How the Labor team stands out

“Profoundly respected labor practice advising in a wide range of matters. Well considered for their strength in the resolution and prevention of labor conflicts, as well as the collective bargaining with trade unions and government entities. It also provides daily advising on labor matters to national and international clients.”

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

“The market sources are impressed with the Firm´s service. Our impression of the firm is really good, they are impeccable with details, responding rapidly and practically advising us in the plans we want to implement.”

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo is a highly respected practitioner within the Uruguayan labour market, with a considerable academic pedigree. Clients are full of praise for his vast knowledge of labour law, noting: "When the matters are very complicated, he is the one we go to." (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2018)

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Head of department Matías Pérez del Castillo is a key figure in the labour sphere, benefiting from expertise in related litigation and collective bargaining for clients in a wide array of industry sectors. Observers report: "He is excellent - he gives practical advice and always knows what to do." (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment: Chambers & Partners 2018)

“Capable and efficient" partner Matías Pérez del Castillo of PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados possesses significant expertise in dispute resolution which is bolstered by his in-depth knowledge of labour law. He is well versed in litigation, particularly mandates revolving around private dispute resolution.(Notable Practitioner in Dispute Resolution: Chambers & Partners 2018)

How the Labor team stands out

“Especially active in contentious activity (labor trials) and in the prevention of conflicts in the financial, medical and diary sector. Their advising in labor policies is also prominent.”

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

“The lawyers from PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados are really good, very technical, efficient and sensible to the needs of their clients”

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo is recognised for his publications on labour law as well as his advice on training. He also represents clients in court cases and assists with contracts and social security. ((Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2017)

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Department head Matías Pérez del Castillo receives praise from clients for his responsiveness and efficiency. He assists clients in the dairy and telecommunications sectors with drafting policies and negotiations. (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2017)

How the Labor team stands out

"Respected and compact firm specialized in labor law. It represents clients in trials and negotiations with individuals and trade unions, also advising companies in restructuring and conducting labor audits.”

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

“The team is excellent, the lawyers are trustworthy, clear in their advising and knowledgeable. They are fully dedicated to the client and they understand its needs.”

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo is described as a "pre-eminent figure in the labour sphere." He plays an active role in the firm's labour practice, having held roles in government and academia. (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2016)

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Clients value Matías Pérez del Castillo for his listening skills, sincerity and convictions. They add: "He is skilful, solid in negotiations and gets good results." (Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2016)

How the Labor team stands out

"He advises clients from various industries. He specializes in restructuring procedures, labor audits, contentious activity (labor lawsuits), union issues and collective bargaining."

Strengths of the Labor Department according to clients

 

"The Firm is excellent. It is knowledgeable, understands current issues, and provides extremely fast responses that are concise and addressed from a business and legal perspective."

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Santiago Pérez del Castillo is commended by peers as a point of reference in the labour market, and for his outstanding sector knowledge.(Notable Practitioner in Labour & Employment; Chambers & Partners 2015)

Corporate and M&A

What the team is known for

Established team assisting clients with an array of corporate matters. Known to provide corporate advice to banking entities, dealing with day-to-day mandates and M&A. Experienced handling transactions involving publicly traded companies, counselling on share purchase agreements. Provides further assistance with commercial contracts, such as distribution agreements. Minifal and Panodir are among new clients.

Strengths

A client reports: "The firm is well positioned in the market, offering prestige and a good reputation. The partners are directly involved in the work and are experts in the field."

Work highlights

Represented minority shareholders of Neldesur in the disposal of a 33.3% stake in the company, assisting with the share purchase agreement.

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Department head Matías Pérez del Castillo "is flexible, available and very knowledgeable of M&A matters," a client is quick to report. Another interviewee further appreciates that "Matías is familiar with local and regional contexts and offers an important commercial vision."

Miguel Casanova

Associate-to-watch Miguel Casanova is commended by a client as a "capable and agile" lawyer. The same source appreciates the "impressive personalised service" and "strong commercial experience" that he provides.

What is the Corporate/M&A team known for:

"Dynamic practice assisting domestic and foreign clients from a broad range of sectors, such as food and beverages, retail and technology. Experienced advising on the negotiation of commercial agreements, shareholder matters and corporate governance issues.".

Strengths of the Corporate/M&A team (quotes from clients):

The lawyers demonstrate "excellent attitude and expertise," one client states, adding that they are "very effective and dedicated to the client.".

Work highlights

Assisted Clademar with the reactivation of Frigorífico Florida's operations, including shareholder and contractual matters.

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo makes a positive impression on clients, who report: "He is the brain, strength and engine behind the entire practice and is the one driving everything. He is also very intelligent, very fast, and writes and communicates very well."

Miguel Casanova

Associate-to-watch Miguel Casanova is praised by clients as a practitioner who "knows a lot about corporate law, has great experience and gives very careful advice." They go on to highlight that "he is calm, but in court he knows how to bare his teeth.".

What is the Corporate/M&A team known for:

"Distinguished practice entering the qualification after solid responses from clients. The advising includes buying of assets, corporate governance matters, and the negotiation of commercial contracts."

Strengths of the Corporate/M&A team (quotes from clients):

“We are really satisfied by the service provided by the firm; they have been able to attend our diverse needs with good results within the requires timelines."

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo makes a positive impression on clients, who report: "He is the brain, strength and engine behind the entire practice and is the one driving everything. He is also very intelligent, very fast, and writes and communicates very well."

Dispute Resolution

What the team is known for

Dynamic conflict resolution practice recognised here for the first time. Experienced handling both civil and commercial litigation over issues ranging from shareholder disputes to debt recovery and inheritance. Also known to handle administrative litigation cases. Expertise here is complemented by a strong labour and employment practice. Cheese producer Farming is a new client addition.

Strengths

"They are experts in these matters - knowledgeable, efficient and analytical," one client comments, elaborating that "they know how to put out fires. In addition to providing solutions, they are reactive, which I really like."

Work highlights

Represented Fricasa in a civil claim against the National Petroleum Administration (ANCAP) for damages caused to Fricasa by an oil spill in the Uruguay River.

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo heads the department and comes highly recommended by clients for his experience in the litigation arena, with one reporting: "He is a very good disputes lawyer; a great negotiator who is an expert in mediating cases." They add: "He is conciliatory, proactive and intuitive."

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo brings significant knowledge of labour law to his disputes expertise. A client notes: "He is very dynamic and knowledgeable, with an impeccable grasp of the law.".

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo of Pérez del Castillo & Asociados combines his considerable knowledge of labour law and litigation to act in various disputes. Commentators affirm that "he stands out for his wide technical and multidisciplinary knowledge. Furthermore, he is very responsive." 

Matias Pérez del Castillo

Matías Pérez del Castillo, partner at PÉREZ del CASTILLO & Asociados, has vast experience in dispute resolution, which is reinforced by his deep knowledge of labour law. He’s well-versed in both litigation and conflict settlements.