Provoste Matamala Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

Provoste Matamala Abogados
Antonio Bellet 444, Oficina 1401
Providencia - Santiago de Chile

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 3

The November 2020 merger between Provoste y Cía. and Matamala Abogados led to the creation of Provoste Matamala Abogados, which fields a specialised 21-strong labour and employment law team. Pedro Matamala Souper (litigation, advisory work and collective bargaining) has over 25 years’ experience in labour and employment matters, while fellow name partner Matías Provoste Vargas is a collective bargaining specialist, particularly in relation to the mining industry. Younger partner Raimundo Lira is a litigation specialist and works closely with associate director of the litigation team, María José Cea Catalán. The team also includes a number of noteworthy associates, including seniors Benjamín Calidonio and Andrea Castro Bustamante. Associate Luis Celis, a late-2020 incorporation from Sáez & Fernández, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Matamala Souper; Matías Provoste Vargas; María José Cea Catalán


The lawyers are highly trained, and the most important thing is that they not only help to understand the law but also its application; during trials, we have been very successful with them.

Matamala Abogados puts in an exceptional performance.

Pedro Matamala Souper’s extensive knowledge and experience should be highlighted. He is clear about the laws and their applications, and advises us in such a way that we learn the pros and cons of our decisions.

Director María José Cea Catalán is highly trained and knows how to face litigation.

The firm has a strong commitment to its clients, being a fundamental pillar in decision-making before critical situations, it accompanies us and guides us. In addition, it keeps us updated on the new regulations, laws and resolutions that the government issues on labor matters and protocols associated with Covid-19 and its strains.

Their commitment. The knowledge they have in handling different topics and areas. Its warmth. I highlight Pedro Matamala and Alexis Moya with whom I work daily.

Pedro Matamala has a very good knowledge of the economic sector in which we participate, making his advice and attention very appropriate for decision-making.

Speed ​​and adequate knowledge of the subject. Really, of excellence.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dominion with a benefits collection claim made by six employees.
  • Assisted Goldenfrost with an unjustified dismissal case.
  • Assisted Sociedad Agricola Quebrada Seca with a constructive dismissal claim for serious breach of an employment contract’s obligations.