Work Area: Insurance & Reinsurance

Mexican car insurer moves into Peru

DLA Piper in Mexico City and Lima has helped Mexican car insurance company Quálitas Controladora purchase Peruvian counterpart HDI Seguros.

14 November 2018

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho steer car insurance JV

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Santander enter a joint venture with Brazilian insurance company HDI Seguros that will offer car buyers insurance policies alongside vehicle finance options over a digital platform.

17 October 2018

Machado Meyer adds more partners in big promotion year

Machado Meyer Advogados has made a second round of promotions this year, appointing four more lawyers as partners.

16 October 2018

New Zealand reinsurer gets arbitration ruling annulled in Ecuador

Ferrere (Ecuador) has helped New Zealand insurance company CBL overturn an Ecuadorian arbitration tribunal’s award that would have fined the company for not fulfilling its reinsurance obligations.

16 August 2018

PDVSA insurance company seeks recognition of Bermuda proceedings

The provisional liquidators for an insurer owned by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA have filed for Chapter 15 recognition of its Bermudian reorganisation in New York, seeking to gain access to British pounds in the insurer’s US bank accounts.

02 August 2018

Spain’s Mapfre buys insurance company in Brazil

Azevedo Sette Advogados has helped Spanish insurance company Mapfre buy out its Brazilian joint venture business partner BB Seguridade from local insurance provider BB Mapfre for 2.4 billion reais (US$636 million).

11 July 2018

UK firm hires former Tauil & Chequer partner

UK law firm HFW has announced it is boosting its presence in Latin America through a cooperation agreement with newly established Brazilian firm Costa & Lasalvia Advogados (CAL), founded by two former partners at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.

25 June 2018

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

Costa Rica-based Sfera Legal has absorbed Ayala & Betancourt in San Salvador and hired a former Consortium Legal associate in Managua to open offices in both countries today.

15 May 2018

London calling

Eight years since Mexico’s Nader, Hayaux & Goebel opened its office in London, partner Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde reflects on how far bilateral relations between the UK and Mexico have come and whether Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in the US will make that relationship stronger

23 April 2018

Azevedo Sette hires Mattos Filho lawyer as partner

Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired a former associate from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados as a partner to boost its insurance practice.

18 April 2018

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