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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

DAC Beachcroft Chile

Firm Profile

Santiago de Chile

  • Profile
  • Av. El Golf 40, Office 1401
  • Las Condes
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile

Firm profile submitted by DAC Beachcroft Chile

Managing Partners: David Pollitt (Managing Partner of DAC Beachcroft)
Senior Partner: Virginia Clegg Number of partners:
Number of other lawyers: 1200

DAC Beachcroft provides an international cross-class capability covering both claims and advisory work, across the full spectrum of services from systemised to bespoke. The firm offers a truly market driven response to client needs. DAC Beachcroft’s international reach includes a presence in key insurance markets across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, with an office in Miami, as well as formal relationships with law firms in North America and elsewhere. The team is fully integrated and handles claims around the world. Many of the firm’s lawyers are bilingual and dual qualified and have experience of working in other jurisdictions. With market-leading insurance and dispute resolution practices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Spain as well as a Venezuelan lawyer based in the London office, DAC Beachcroft is uniquely placed to advise throughout Latin America. It provides clients with coverage in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras through its association with BLP and has an association with Torres Carpio Portocarrero & Richter in Peru. In addition, the firm works with leading local lawyers in other key Latin American jurisdictions such as Brazil (Marcia Cicarelli at Demarest Advogados) Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay.

London Regional Representative for Latin America.....Anthony Menzies
Head of the Mexico Office.......................... Rodrigo Fernández-Guerra
Head of the Colombia Office....................................Camila de la Torre
Head of Latin America and the Chile Office ............ Andrés Amunátegui
International Development Manager - Miami............Sascha Stullenberg

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.