After being recognized as the market’s choice in 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kennedys has once again been voted by industry leaders as Best Latin America (re) insurance law firm for 2016 by Reactions Magazine.
The award presented by Reactions Magazine honors institutions and individuals who have achieved marked excellence in their profession with unique insight into the direction of growth and key developments in the Latin America (re) insurance market.
The Latin America (re) insurance awards presented by Reactions are decided through an anonymous, online market survey which is completed by their readership.
Kennedys’ Americas office is based in Miami to help international insurers and reinsurers manage claims and non-contentious issues across the region. The dedicated multilingual team is highly experienced in supporting our clients, and we also draw on the skills and expertise of Kennedys globally.
The 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 as well as maintaining 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 analyses and audits across the region.
According to independent Gracechurch Report, Kennedys is the number one law firm in terms of value for money.
The Latin America & Caribbean Business Unit in Miami is a team of expert insurance lawyers from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela.
In addition, the new US Business Unit is headed by Neil Bayer, a lawyer who has extensive litigation experience working for the London Market in maritime-related areas. Mr. Bayer has a background in fine arts, species and aviation cases. The US Business Unit also includes 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. The Miami office includes:
- Alex Guillamont
- Neil Bayer
- Dan Sanders
- Anna Weiss
- Andrés Ávila
- Daniel Barón
- Isadora Tálamo
- Javier Vijil
- Jorge Mere
- Lorena Ávila
- Mike Hennessy
- Carolina Velásquez
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.