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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Well known for its specialism in insurance litigation. Frequently advises major insurers and manufacturers on D&O, professional indemnity, product liability and construction claims. Assists insurers with coverage disputes relating to the financial, energy and hospitality sectors. Advises on insurance cover relating to criminal investigations and proceedings. Has notable strength in foreign markets such as Latin America, the UK and Ireland, as part of a broader international practice. Significant experience in complex travel claims or cases linked to environmental disasters, as well as being skilled at covering disputes arising from international and domestic risks.

Strengths

One client compliments the fact that "the service is excellent in terms of the technical quality of the advice and management as well as the fluidity and speed of response."

Other clients praise the team for being"specialists in their area of ​​knowledge."

Work highlights

Represented Generali España in a EUR11 million claim against its insured regarding errors in the construction of an offshore platform.

Notable practitioners

José María Alvarez-Cienfuegos stands out for his experience leading multi-jurisdictional litigation involving Latin America. He gains praise for his expertise in contentious insurance mandates, which largely consist of business interruption matters arising out of personal injury, vandalism and fire damage claims.

José María Pimentel is at his most visible representing major insurers in cross-border claims. His expertise extends to public transport, aviation and personal injury claims.

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Overview

DAC Beachcroft is one of the preeminent Spanish firms in the insurance and commercial litigation fields; our deep knowledge of the insurance sector is renowned and recognized in all legal directories, as the recent editions of Chambers Insurance Global Contentious and Chambers Insurance Latam Wide reflect. We’ve handled some of the most important historical professional indemnity cases in Spain (including cases such as Vicinay, major environmental catastrophes, and banking bankruptcies). We also enjoy a dominant position in high profile product liability and recall matters, including the handling of pan European consumer products recall, and energy and environmental cases where we represent the major insurers and some of the largest corporations in the motor and electronic equipment industries.

DAC Beachcroft is one of the most active Dispute Resolution firms in for disputes in Spain relating to civil, criminal and commercial issues.

Our vast knowledge of international legal systems and ADR allow us to design the most efficient solutions for complex commercial conflicts in a global environment. This has been particularly important when handling the massive breakout of alleged gastric poisonings affecting the Spanish hotel industry and their lead retailers and tour operators.

DAC Beachcroft provides an international cyber claims administration solution and breach response in the Spanish office.

Members
Clients

AIG

Allied World

Chubb

QBE

Swiss Re

Zurich

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Healthcare

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Insurance

DAC Beachcroft LLP

firm
Location

Paseo de Recoletos 3

6ª Planta

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28004

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Spain

Insurance


José María Alvarez-Cienfuegos
Band 3
José María Pimentel
Band 3