Work Area: Insurance & Reinsurance

Brazil sees new tax partners amid proposed reform

As Brazilian President Michel Temer prepares to shake up the country’s tax code, almost half of law firms reporting promotions to Latin Lawyer are positioning themselves to meet increased client demand in the area by making new tax partners.

10 January 2017

Willkie Farr, Souza Cescon and Mattos Filho agree high-risk insurer JV

Reinsurance company Swiss Re and Brazilian financial conglomerate Bradesco have teamed up to launch a large-risk commercial insurance joint venture in Brazil.

31 October 2016

Kennedys opens further offices in LatAm

UK firm Kennedys has opened offices in Colombia and Chile, less than two weeks after cementing its presence in Peru and Brazil.

02 August 2016

Kennedys opens offices in Brazil and Peru

London insurance-focused firm Kennedys Law has upped its presence in Latin America – establishing a one-partner office in Lima and tightening its relationship with its associated firm in São Paulo .

25 July 2016

LACCA Awards – voting now open!

Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for the 3rd annual awards ceremony by Latin Lawyer's sister publication, LACCA.

11 July 2016

Zelle LLP opens insurance practice in Miami, looks to LatAm

Minneapolis-headquartered Zelle LLP has made a double lateral hire to open an insurance-focused office in Miami that will target Latin America.

01 July 2016

Clyde & Co opens in Miami

UK law firm Clyde & Co LLP has opened an office and established a Latin American disputes practice in Miami by acquiring a local boutique and relocating a partner from London.

03 June 2016

Consortium opens compliance practice with lateral hire

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica) has expanded its partnership with the opening of a new compliance practice, hiring the former second-in-command at Costa Rica’s insurance regulator to lead both the new department as well as the firm’s existing insurance offering.

22 March 2016

2015: a year in review

Rock-bottom commodity prices and a proliferation of high-profile corruption scandals gripped Latin America this year, and law firms sought to make up for the decline in transactional work by boosting other practice areas. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Corporate law firms in Argentina, in particular, will see out the year in a jubilant mood as the election of a new president promises to see investors return to the country. Even in countries where the short-term prospects look bleak, such as scandal-ravaged Brazil, firms continue to invest in talent for the years ahead. With this in mind, Vincent Manancourt takes a look at some of the most significant developments in Latin America’s legal markets over the last year

13 January 2016

Chile’s BCI sells insurance arm to Spanish buyer

Uría Menéndez in Madrid and its sister firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría (Chile) has helped Spanish insurer Mutua Madrileña Automovilista buy a stake in the insurance businesses of Chilean bank Banco de Credito e Inversiones (BCI).

04 January 2016

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