Work Area: Insurance & Reinsurance

Pinheiro Neto promotes five to partner

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has announced the promotion of five lawyers to the partnership in preparation for 2021, during which managing partner Alexandre Bertoldi believes Brazil’s economy will bounce back from a troubling year.

01 December 2020

Dentons, Barros & Errázuriz and Baker McKenzie in Chilean insurance buy

Dentons (Chile) has helped Crawford & Company, one of the world’s largest claims management insurers, acquire its Chilean partner company Crawford Cavallo, including several subsidiaries.

12 November 2020

DAC Beachcroft hires from Garrigues in Mexico

International firm DAC Beachcroft has strengthened its insurance offering in Mexico City by recruiting a principal associate from Garrigues (Mexico) as partner.

19 August 2020

Spanish insurer Mutua Madrileña snaps up assets in Colombia and Chile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Santiago and Bogotá has helped Spanish insurance company Mutua Madrileña buy assets in Chile and Colombia.

14 July 2020

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

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