LatAm Insurance Review Power 50 list prominent professionals in the Latin American insurance market. These are insurers, reinsurers, brokers, lawyers, regulators and associations that have lead the expansion of the insurance sector in the region in the last 12 months. LatAm Insurance Review is a monthly publication focused exclusively on the Latin American insurance market.
LatAm Insurance Review readers pick the leading industry figures across the whole risk transfer chain, from underwriters to lawyers, who demonstrate innovation, passion and service excellence.
Alex Guillamont is the Head of the Latin America and Caribbean practice at Kennedys. He handles disputes on behalf of leading international insurers and reinsurers, having represented clients across the region. With 15 years of experience, Alex is an acknowledged leading expert on insurance and reinsurance matters regionally. After serving the market with claims in Iberia from our London and Madrid offices, he relocated permanently to Miami in June 2010.
The industry has voted him year on year into the LATAMIR Power 50 list, Latin American insurance sector most influential professionals. Also, Alex has been awarded as Insurance & Reinsurance Attorney of the Year in Latin America 2014 by Global Law Experts. His team in Miami has been awarded the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Reactions Latin America Awards for best reinsurance Law Firm.
Alex is involved in complex losses on major environmental and natural disasters, contractors all risk, political and trade risk, financial institutions and D&O claims, energy losses, regulatory compliance and third party administration schemes and political risk in the entire region—most recently in Argentina, Bolivia, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. He and his team advise carriers on regulatory issues and strategic deployment of offices, wordings and claims handling procedures, audits of ceding companies and underwriting agents.
Kennedys’ Americas office is based in Miami that helps international insurers and reinsurers manage claims and non-contentious issues across the region. The dedicated multilingual team is highly experienced to support our clients, and we also draw on the skills and expertise of Kennedys globally.
LatAm and Caribbean unit works with a network of Latin American and Caribbean law firms. Kennedys has associated offices in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and long-standing relationships with leading insurance and reinsurance law firms in the rest of the region.
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.
According to independent Gracechurch Report, Kennedys is number one law firm for value for money.
The Latin America & Caribbean business unit in Miami has a team of expert insurance lawyers from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela.
On the other hand, 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. This business unit also counts witn Dan Sanders, who offers 25 years of experience 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.
- Alex Guillamont
- Anna Weiss
- Andrés Ávila
- Dan Sanders
- Daniel Barón
- Isadora Tálamo
- Javier Vijil
- Jorge Mere
- Lorena Ávila
- Mike Hennessy
- Neil Bayer
The lawyers in Miami are also supported by the international insurance team, including the London Market division and other offices around the world who handle some of the most significant insurance and reinsurance matters worldwide.