Matías Pérez del Castillo

Lawyer - Founding partner - Managing partner

mperezdelcastillo@pdelc.com.uy

Born on June 25, 1981 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Practice areas

Managing partner of the Firm since 2012.

He specializes in labor and corporate advising and has intense litigation activity.

In Labor matters, he provides comprehensive advice and represents and advises clients in the negotiation and resolution of individual and collective conflicts. He is a writer of legal opinions on Labor and Union Law. He is Delegate of the employer sector in the Salary Council, Group 4, Textile Sector”, and in Group 18, sub-group “Content Producers for open TV” and Delegate of the employer sector in the Salary Council.

In corporate matters, he advises on commercial contracting, corporate matters, acquisitions and sales of companies and business restructuring.

Regarding Dispute Resolution, he intervenes in the private and judicial elucidation of disputes. Extrajudicially, he represents clients in the resolution of labor and commercial disputes. At the judicial level, he carries out contentious activity in labor and civil matters.

Acknowledgments

Distinguished by Chambers & Partners as a notable practitioner and benchmark in Labor Law in Uruguay (from 2016 to 2021), and in Dispute Resolution (2018 to 2021) and corporate (2019 to 2021).

Professional experience

Prior to the founding of the Firm, he worked as an in-house lawyer for industrial companies operating in Uruguay and was a member of other national and international firms, working in corporate and labor matters.

Academic activity

  • Professor of Applied Labor and Trade Union Law at the University of Montevideo (2016 - present).
  • Professor of Practical Trade Union Law in the Master in Business Administration and Management (MBA) at IEEM, Business School of the University of Montevideo (2016 - present).
  • Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on Applied Labor Law at the University of Montevideo.
  • He was a member of the Jurisprudence Group of the Computer Law Institute of the Law School (UdelaR, between 2007 and 2010).

Publications

Author of various books:

  • “Practical Handbook of Labor Standards” (2020, co-authored with S. Pérez del Castillo.
  • "Civil liability in Collective Labor Relations" (2020).
  • “Companies and Trade Unions” (with Pedro Gari, FCU, 2013, 2014 and 2016).
  • "Labor Processes" (co-authored with Juan D. Menghi, Evangelina Torres and Florencia Di Segni, FCU, 2016).
  • "Disruption, Shared Economy and Law" (various authors, FCU, 2016).
  • "Safety and Health Regulations at Work" (with Juan D. Inthamoussu, FCU, 2014 and 2015).
  • “Collective Labor Law” (with Pedro Gari, 2012).
  • He updated the last two editions of the "Practical Handbook of Labor Standards" with Santiago Pérez del Castillo (in 2013 the 13th, and in 2010 the 12th).

Writer of more than thirty articles on Labor, Commercial and informatics Law in collective works.

Responsible for Cade's monthly Labor Newsletter (between 2008 and 2012 and from 2015 to date).

Guest columnist for the newspaper El Observador.

Speaker and exhibitor at workshops and seminars (organized by the Association of Human Management Professionals -ADPUGH-, the Uruguayan College of Accountants, Economists and Administrators -CCEAU-, the Uruguayan Cost Management Association -AURCO, the Uruguayan-German Chamber -AHK-, the Business School of the University of Montevideo - IEEM-, etc.


Education

Doctor in Law and Social Sciences from the Law School of the University of the Republic (2007). Postgraduate "Specialization in Commercial Law" at the Law School of the University of the Republic, 2010-to date (c).

He took numerous courses organized by the University of Montevideo, the University of the Republic, the Institute of Commercial Law, the Uruguayan Association of Labor Law and Social Security, Cade, the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Uruguay and the Institute of Computer Law, on commercial, labor, computer, procedural and administrative law and on real estate (2006 to date).

Memberships

  • Uruguayan Bar Association.
  • Uruguayan Association of Labor Law and Social Security

Languages

Spanish, English and Italian.

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.

Labour

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)

Corporate

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

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."

Labour

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)

Corporate

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

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." 

Labour

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)

Dispute Resolution

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.

Labour

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)

Labour

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)

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