International law firm Kennedys has strengthened its Latin American operation by entering a formal association with Chilean insurance law boutique Sateler Depolo Diemoz Abogados (SDD).
Specialists in litigation and arbitration, SDD has over 25 years’ experience in the market and has worked with Kennedys for a number of years.
The association furthers Kennedys’ international strategy of helping clients develop in jurisdictions with high growth potential and follows the firm’s recent formalisation of its long standing relationship with Mexican law firm Bufete Solis Marin Abogados, S.C. and its other existing associations in Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Alex Guillamont, Head of Kennedys Latin America and Caribbean, says: “Our clients, International insurers and reinsurers, have been very supportive of our plans to form an association with Sateler Depolo Diemoz Abogados. It highlights the benefit of having both local and international points of view for larger claims covered by way of a single joint instruction.”
Mario Diemoz, senior partner at SDD, says: “We have always been impressed with Kennedys’ professionalism and values, which mirror our own. Since opening in Miami in 2010, Kennedys has grown their profile and track record in Latin America and Chile. This association offers our local clients far greater international representation.”
Nick Thomas, senior partner at Kennedys, explains: “This is a strategically important move for Kennedys and advances our already considerable capabilities across Latin America. Expanding our international reach is key to our strategy and Latin America is an area of increasing importance to insurers and reinsurers. We will continue to look for growth predicated on client need and strong market opportunities.”
Kennedys is a leading international law firm specialising in litigation and dispute resolution that has in excess of 1300 staff worldwide, with 21 offices in Auckland, Belfast, Birmingham, Brussels, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Maidstone, Manchester, Miami, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney and Taunton. Kennedys also has an active network of associated offices and co-operations around the world, situated in Beijing, Bogotá, Copenhagen, Karachi, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, São Paulo, Shanghai and Warsaw.
About Kennedys Latin America & Caribbean
Kennedys Latin America has been voted by industry leaders as Best Latin America (re) insurance law firm for 2014 for a second successive year by Reactions Magazine.
While not advising on US law, the Miami office is well placed to support clients from inside the region with a dedicated bilingual team, drawing on the skills and experience available in Kennedys globally. Our team is comprised of in-house lawyers admitted in Argentina, Colombia, England & Wales, Spain, Peru, Venezuela, etc.
Kennedys works fluently with a network of Latin American and Caribbean correspondents, which includes a long-standing relationship with the law firms of Fabio Torres in Brazil, Botero Salazar Tobón & Abogados in Colombia and Bufete Solís Marín in Mexico. The knowledge and expertise available in these offices have proved invaluable in assisting our clients. www.kennedyslaw.com
Recently, Alex Guillamont was again voted into the LatAm Insurance Review’s Power 50 list. The Power 50 list is a snapshot of the most influential professionals in the Latin American insurance sector driving the development of the LatAm market.
About Sateler Depolo Diemoz Abogados
Sateler Depolo Diemoz Abogados specialises in corporate, insurance, litigation, real estate, consumer, intellectual property, and information technology law. Based in Santiago, Chile, the firm is made up of four partners and six other lawyers.