Next seminar: Claims handling and the energy reforms in Mexico

Introduction – Brief summary of the areas within the energy sector that will be impacted by the Act and the extent of its impact; we will also include some comments on the time line of the actual/desired implementation of the reforms, and actual status of such implementation.


Body of the presentation – Implications in the Energy sector – Oil, Gas and Electricity – that will bring about implications on the telecommunications and construction sectors. Hypothesis on the handling and adjusting of claims under such a climate of recent/new structural changes; implication and needs.

Date: 9 th September 2014


5:15 pm Registration

5.30 pm Conference

6:00 Informal discussion

6:15 Networking

Where: Malbec Room of Novecento 1414 Brickell Ave, FL 33131

Registration deadline:  September 8 at 1:00PM. Only 40 available tickets.

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Cost for this event: Free

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Howard Laidlaw ACII, FCILA, FUEDI – Regional Director – Latin America

Following a period of training as an Accountant, Howard joined the loss adjusting profession in 1975, working in the UK until 1984, when he was transferred to Panama. Since then, he has been involved in handling a wide variety of losses throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA, with emphasis on Property, Business Interruption, Machinery Breakdown, Contractors’ All Risks, Oil, Gas and Banking. Howard also has extensive experience of catastrophe loss handling, having worked on losses arising from various hurricanes and earthquakes.


Howard Laidlaw ACII, FCILA, FUEDI – Regional Director – Latin America

Following an initial 2 year period in Panama, he was transferred to Colombia to establish and manage a new office for his employers in Bogotá and later returned to Panama in 1988, assuming the role of Country Manager and Regional Director for an international firm of loss adjusters.

In May 1991, Howard moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he continued the role of Regional Director. This role involved management of the company’s regional office and although he continued to travel extensively throughout the region, dealing with major losses, he was also actively involved in the administration and development of regional operations.

Continuing in his capacity as Regional Director for Latin America Howard moved to Brazil in July 1999 to establish a new office and he has subsequently worked in the USA.

In August 2007 Howard was appointed by McLarens Young International as their Regional Manager for the Latin American region. He continues to handle major losses in addition to his regional role in the Group.

David Matias BA (Hons), MA, Cert CII, Dip CILA – Country Manager – Mexico.

David entered the insurance profession in London in 1999 with a major Spanish insurance company. Experience was gained in their Underwriting and Claims departments. He then joined a major international adjusting firm in London, working in their home office liaison department and handling multiple interim overseas assignments before moving to Latin America in 2008. David has particular expertise and field experience in Energy (electricity utility sector) Construction, leisure industry, Automotive Industry, Mining, Contractors Plant and Equipment, Terrorism, in addition to CAT events and large fire losses.

David Matias BA (Hons), MA, Cert CII, Dip CILA – Country Manager – Mexico.

David Matias BA (Hons), MA, Cert CII, Dip CILA – Country Manager – Mexico.

Since 2010 David has been working with McLarens, initially based in London, and handling multiple losses throughout the world, and from 2013 he moved back to Mexico where he handles individuals losses and also manages the handling of claims in other parts of Latin America.

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Overview McLarens is a global claims service provider, headquartered in Atlanta, USA. McLarens focus is on helping clients achieve timely and equitable claims resolutions. McLarens performs claims management, loss adjusting, pre-risk and damage surveying, and auditing services for companies throughout the world. McLarens’ adjusters average over 20 years of claims experience and are well-positioned to deliver a consistent, proactive approach to client losses. Every client receives access to McLarens’ proven, proprietary, web-based claims management system which enables 24/7 access to up-to-the-minute claim information, regardless of the geographic location of the client or claim.

In relation to Client needs in Latin America, we continue to develop and strengthen our operational capability with offices manned by qualified and experienced adjusters, including other claims related experts. In addition, our coverage of the area is further enhanced through our continued relationship with numerous affiliate offices.

Operational capability is run and managed under the direct supervision of Howard Laidlaw, Regional Manager for Latin America and also a member of our Global Management Team. Based in Mexico City, operations have dedicated connections to the American, London and European markets to ensure efficient 24/7 communication between clients and specific offices.

Network coverage for the Latin America area extends to include the following:

Argentina (Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza & Neuquen)

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo)

Chile (Santiago)

Colombia (Bogotá, Cali and Mecdellin)

Ecuador (Quito and Guayaquil)

El Salvador (San Salvador)

Mexico (Mexico City & Veracruz)

Panama (Panama City)

Venezuela (Caracas)


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