Kennedys participates in the Lloyd’s Colombia Day

Kennedys Americas will participate in  the Colombia Insurance Day, to be hosted by Juan Carlos Realphe (Colombia General Representative) on 12 April 2016 from 08:30 on Gallery 11 of the Lloyd’s building.


Juan Carlos Realphe, Lloyd´s


Accompanying Juan Carlos will be significant figures from the Colombia government and (re) insurance industry. These senior officials, lawyers and brokers will give presentations on various aspects of the Colombian insurance market, delivering their first hand perspectives.


During the event, Andrés Ávila from Kennedys Americas (qualified lawyer from Colombia) will discuss:

• Underwriting & Claims: Reviewing the Legal Framework in Colombia.
• Key topics in the operation of policies.
• Key rules in the process and settlement of claims.
• Warranties under Colombian law and war stories.


Andres Avila

Andrés Ávila, Kennedys


8:30–09:00 Registration, coffee and pastries

09:00–09:15 Welcome
Vincent Vandendael, Lloyd’s Director of Global Markets

09:15–10:00 Lloyd’s Colombia Market Presentation
Juan Carlos Realphe, Lloyd’s Colombia General Representative

10:00–10:30 Colombia Regulatory Overview and Results of the Market 2015
Natalia Escobar, Finance Superintendence of Colombia, Delegated Superintendent for Re-insurance Companies and Brokers

10:30–11:00 Suramericana de Seguros: A success story from Colombia to the LatAm region
Juan Fernando Uribe, Finance Vice President Suramericana de Seguros

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

11:30–12:00 The Colombia Market, a glance from the Re-insurance Brokerage
Felipe Moncaleano, Chairman of JLT Re Colombia

12:00–12:30 Underwriting & Claims: Reviewing the Legal Framework in Colombia
Andrés Avila, Associate Qualified in Colombia – Kennedys Law

Following the market presentation, Juan Carlos will be holding a Q&A session for an hour at the Lloyd’s International Trading Advice (LITA) Desk (Underwriting Room, Lloyd’s Building) between 11:00-12:00 on 13 April 2016.

If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit:

Lloyd’s Representative Office

Lloyd’s recently established a representative office in Colombia. Lloyd’s Colombia is currently relocating and will shortly be based in the modern Tierra Firme building in Bogotá.

Lloyd’s umbrella authorisation for the representative office enables managing agents to appoint individuals as their delegates locally in Colombia who will be required to co-locate within Lloyd’s Colombia.

Prior to their appointment, managing agents’ local delegates must be approved by Lloyd’s Delegated Authorities department, in consultation with the Lloyd’s General Representative.


About Kennedys Americas

Kennedys Number OneAfter 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.

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.

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