Department profile submitted by Acuña, Hoetz & Cifuentes
This boutique law firm provides customized, top-quality legal advice to local and international insurance/reinsurance companies and brokers, with a focus on high-value losses. It is best known for having been involved in practically all the largest insured losses occurred in Chile in the past 30 years, during the adjustment and settlement stages, as well as in subsequent judicial proceedings/arbitrations and in complex subrogation actions.
Both the firm and its Senior Partner, Alejandro Acuña, have been ranked in Band 1 as of 2012 when Chambers & Partners Latin America included ´Insurance´ as a new practice area. As of that same year, they have also been ranked as Leading Firm and Leading Individual by The Legal 500. Mr. Acuña won the ´2015 Lawyer of the Year´ (Insurance) award issued by Best Lawyers and is recognized in the Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide 2017.
Felipe Hoetz has been ranked in Chambers and Partners since 2016, as ´Up-and-coming individual´ and in Band 3 (2017-2018); also by the Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide 2017. He is director at the ARIAS Lat Am (Re)Insurance Mediation and Arbitration Centre; past president of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA) and the Chilean Association of Loss Adjusters (ALOSI) and past director at the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA Chile).