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Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

Labour & Employment

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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.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Cecilia Demarco is a "great labour lawyer with significant experience in the market and a broad knowledge of the industry," according to one client. They add that she is "intuitive and very proactive."

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 emphasises that she is an "exceptional lawyer."

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."

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.

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Overview

We counsel our clients in preventive processes regarding labour law, including: 

  1. Consulting services: regular legal counsel on the application of regulations and judgments that may have implications or effects on the activity of our clients.
  2. Collective bargaining: assistance and representation of our clients in bilateral negotiations between companies and unions, in tripartite meetings before the National Department of Labour (DINATRA) and in institutionalized meetings before the Wages Councils.
  3. Labour audits: labour due diligence procedures with the aim of examining the degree of compliance with the current regulations. 
  4. Labour relations and human management: implementation of HR management policies and promoting understanding and cooperation between employers and workers.

Once the preventive process is exhausted, we participate in several instances of dispute resolution:

  1. Litigation before Courts for individual and collective claims.
  2. Administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for the settlement of disputes.
  3. Arbitration for the settlement of individual or collective disputes.
  4. Internal administrative investigations.

We assist companies interested in investing in Uruguay in labour documentation, Wages Councils, work permits, visas and residences and in labour standards applicable to their activity.

Members

Pérez del Castillo, Matías (Head of Department)

Borbonet, Ileana

Crucci, Valentina

Demarco, Cecilia

Demarco, Cecilia

Di Segni, Florencia

Velasco, Diego

Industries

Agribusiness

Banks

Call Centers

Charities/Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Family Offices

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industry

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Slaughterhouse

Telecommunications

Transportation

Labour & Employment Department

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

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Department location

Sanlucar 1500

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11500

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Uruguay

Labour & Employment


Cecilia Demarco
Associates to watch
Florencia Di Segni
Associates to watch
Matías Pérez del Castillo
Band 2
Santiago Pérez del Castillo
Band 1