Work Area: Insurance & Reinsurance

AXA Mexico’s general secretary named chief risk officer

Insurance giant AXA has added chief risk officer (CRO) to its general secretary’s already long list of responsibilities. Javier Oroz Coppel tells LACCA about how AXA is creating more cross-functionality between departments with help from the legal team, and how he has enhanced his ability to deal with unprecedented crises.

29 June 2020

PPU absorbs insurance boutique in Colombia

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has launched an insurance practice after absorbing a local boutique, adding one counsel to the firm.

16 June 2020

Iké buys back Argentina, Brazil and Colombia assets from Assurant

A group of law firms have helped US insurance company Assurant sell back stakes in assets in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia to Mexican local services assistance company Iké Grupo Empresarial, in a deal worth for US$40 million.

12 June 2020

Demarest hires partner from Mattos Filho

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados has bolstered its insurance practice by hiring a partner from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados.

05 May 2020

Time for a rethink? The insurance industry faces up to covid-19

The covid-19 outbreak puts insurance companies in the delicate position of balancing a huge claims load with their own capital and solvency stability. So far, there is also considerable uncertainty about whether insurance policies cover losses caused by the pandemic, with governments across the region considering issuing regulations aimed at bringing more clarity to the sector.

20 April 2020

Time for a rethink? The insurance industry faces up to covid-19

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

The covid-19 outbreak puts insurance companies in the delicate position of balancing a huge claims load with their own capital and solvency stability. So far, there is also considerable uncertainty about whether insurance policies cover losses caused by the pandemic, with governments across the region considering issuing regulations aimed at bringing more clarity to the sector.

14 April 2020

DAC Beachcroft hires partner in Colombia

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has increased its partnership in Colombia by hiring an insurance partner from local firm Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados.

06 April 2020

Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice

Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados has hired a partner to establish a corporate department and a second practitioner to strengthen its insurance and data protection practices.

27 March 2020

Brazil’s Pernambucanas signs three distribution deals

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped retailer Pernambucanas sign deals with several service providers to distribute insurance, concierge, and odontology products exclusively.

10 March 2020

Campos Mello poaches insurance partner from Azevedo Sette

Continuing its ambitious growth agenda, Campos Mello Advogados, which is associated with global firm DLA Piper LLP, has hired an insurance partner from fellow Latin Lawyer 250 firm Azevedo Sette Advogados.

06 March 2020

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