After decades working for international carriers on Latin American & Caribbean claims from London and Madrid, Kennedys was the first international insurance law firm to open a boutique office in Miami in 2010 as a hub to manage claims, regulatory issues, policy analysis and audits across the region. Since that moment, Kennedys Miami office has been the hub for Latin America and has been working with a network of Latin American and Caribbean law firms.
Kennedys has associated offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and long-standing relationships with leading insurance and reinsurance law firms in the rest of the region.
Today, Kennedys Latin America once again strengthens its international insurance reach by upgrading its original office in Brickell, Miami and becoming Kennedys Americas. The Miami office now counts with two business units, one focused in Latin America & Caribbean and the other in the US. Heading the Latin America & Caribbean business unit is and will remain to be Alex Guillamont, while Neil Bayer now stands as the head of US practice.
The Latin America & Caribbean business unit in Miami has a team of expert insurance lawyers from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela.
The new US practice business unit is headed by Neil Bayer, a lawyer who has extensive litigation experience working for the London Market in maritime-related areas. In addition, Mr. Bayer has a background in fine arts, specie and aviation cases.
Joining us is Dan Sanders, the new Director of Complex Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Sanders counts with 25 years of experience working for Zurich investigating, evaluating, and negotiating contractual and extra-contractual obligations of insurers and the underlying exposures of complex commercial litigation: balancing stakeholders’ expectations with strategic resolution of conflict.
It is worth mentioning that Kennedys is the co-organizer along with QLDG of the Latin American (re) Insurance Forum in Miami where industry leaders come together to discuss the most important cases in the region.