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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Insurance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ColombiaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded international firm with an active presence in the Colombian insurance market. Experienced assisting major insurers and reinsurers with high-profile claims. Retained to provide counsel on conflicts relating to pollution claims, the coverage of D&O policies and civil liability. New client additions include AEGIS Managing Agency, RSA Chelmsford and Basler Versicherung AG. Ana Catalina Restrepo has joined the firm as partner.

Strengths

An interviewee states: "The clarity of their advice and the impartiality of their opinions stands out," adding that they have a "broad knowledge of insurance contracts."

Work highlights

Represented Zurich UK and QBE as local cedent, in a judicial proceeding brought by 100 fishermen claiming compensation for the contamination of a river. The matter was valued at USD10 million.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming practitioner Ana Catalina Restrepo offers particular expertise representing clients in contentious insurance mandates, including civil liability clams. She is recognised for her activity in the area by market commentators who "work directly with her."

Head of department Camila de la Torre is recognised for her longstanding involvement in this practice area, with one interviewee highlighting her "many years of experience in the insurance and litigation spheres," and adding that this combination of expertise provides them with "excellent daily support." She is frequently retained by international reinsurers to advise on D&O in the energy and natural resources arena.

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Overview

What we do

Our Latin America-wide Insurance team provides an extensive service to insurers and reinsurers across the Lloyd's, London, European and US markets, with a particular strength in advising on complex and high-value claims. Our expert team understands that their clients want straightforward and clear legal advice, and they want long-term relationships with lawyers who are able to resolve disputes through arbitration and mediation, as well as litigation.

What we are known for

A Unique Service for the International Market

  • We are the eyes and ears of our clients locally for handling large losses.
  • The team combines the mix of local knowledge and international expertise, so clients put their trust in us to represent their interests before the cedant, the adjuster, the broker and the Insured.
  • We report to the international market on a regular basis under the London market standard, which represents a high level of understanding, especially considering the cultural differences.
  • Being a proper DAC Beachcroft office in this jurisdiction opens the local practice to the globe, which means that the team work with in collaboration with the rest of our networks of offices throughout Latin America, UK, Miami and Spain – offering a unique service on the international market.

Specialisations

  • Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Tax / Administrative

Clients

Aspen Insurance Group

Axa Partners

Generali Espana S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros

Hiscox MGA

Markel

Munich Re UK

Tokio Marine Kiln Group Limited

Industries

Insurance

Insurance Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Department location

Carrera 7

No. 79B-15

Oficina 503

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Insurance


Ana Catalina Restrepo
Up and Coming
Camila de la Torre
Band 2