DAC Beachcroft LLP

Insurance Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Heavyweight insurance department boasting offices in multiple Latin American jurisdictions including Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Routinely retained by an enviable list of insurers to advise on high-stakes disputes resulting from catastrophic losses throughout the region. Key areas of activity include policy coverage claims arising in respect of such products as D&O, crime, POSI and general liability insurance. Noteworthy track record assisting with contentious insurance matters within the construction and energy spaces.

Notable practitioners

London-based partner Anthony Menzies heads the firm's Latin America practice, routinely advising on insurance and reinsurance claims. Clients praise his skill, enthusing: "He is a very good technician who is very serious and studies cases extremely well." Peers also recommend him, calling him "a safe pair of hands."

Duncan Strachan is known by peers as a strong player in the Latin American insurance arena and is frequently retained by London insurers and reinsurers to counsel on large-scale losses affecting the energy sector. Clients report: "Duncan has a vast depth of legal knowledge, which he applies in a sensible and commercial way."

Partner Mark Kendall frequently advises clients from the energy, consumer product manufacturing and construction spaces. His practice encompasses international casualty, product liability and construction coverage mandates.