MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Construction & Engineering: Colombia: Jurisdictional advice on claims for damage from flooding affecting large CAR/EAR project works and Delay in Start Up Policy.
Mexico: Representing a London insurer in connection with a collapsed road bridge.
Corporate, Commercial & Regulatory: Various: Advising on setting up operations for international re/insurers in Latin America.
Colombia: Advising a Fortune 500 life insurance company on product wording, reinsurance and commercial agreements.
Cyber, Technology, Media & Information Risk: Various: Advising a global insurer on drafting their cyber risk policy in Latin America.
Directors’ & Officers’ Liability: Brazil: Advising London Market reinsurers on D&O coverage and monitoring issues in Brazil in connection with a class action brought in the US. Advising in various D&O matters in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay.
Marine, Aviation & Transport: Mexico and USA. Representing brokers regarding a multi-million pound arbitration in London about the placement of a group aviation reinsurance programme on behalf of a Eurasian airline.
Brazil: Representing insurers in major subrogation claims for transport and cargo losses.
Medical Malpractice: Chile: Advising on insurance liability programme for the largest private health group in Chile.
Offshore & Onshore Energy: Peru. Representing London Market reinsurers defending onshore energy insurance claims.
Chile: Advising a London Market insurer, with an energy distributor insured, in relation to a massive fire that affected commercial premises.
Personal Injury: Chile: Advising worldwide insurers in connection with a multiple fatality accident at a major mine. Chile: Advising the London Market on coverage and quantum regarding a large fire loss.
Product Liability, Safety & Recall: Argentina: Advising in product liability claim regarding allegedly defective turbine blade material for use in power generator plant.
Peru and Venezuela: Advising in relation to claims for a defective product (fuel-oil).
Professional Liability & Financial Lines: Peru: Advising on failed Madoff investments and appointed as arbitrators. Chile: Acting for the London Market in respect of an E&O claim against an international broker due to a misplacement of a property damage and BI co-insurance programme.
Property Loss: Colombia: Acting for the London market reinsurers in respect of a USD1.7bn pollution claim brought by the Government against the Colombian National Oil Company.
Chile: Acting for the London Market regarding property damage losses after a fire.
Reinsurance: Uruguay: Advising run-off agencies on multiple reinsurance court proceedings and arbitrations.
Mexico: Representing a London Market reinsurer in connection with multimillion pound reinsurance recoveries against a Mexican reinsurer.
War & Political Risk: Argentina: Advising on losses to a major Spanish bank arising from pesification.
Venezuela: Advising on political violence losses and policy wordings on terrorism cover.
CLIENTS: International insurance and reinsurance companies operating in Latin America, international companies investing in Latin America, for example: Zurich, Liberty International Underwriters, XL Catlin, Munich Re, Swiss Re, Chubb, BUPA International.