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Herbert Smith Freehills

Insurance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Broad industry knowledge encompassing multi-jurisdictional advice to insurers and policyholders alike. Well regarded for its handling of high-profile disputes arising from the energy, infrastructure, transport and aviation sectors. Also advises on the design of global D&O and cyber risk insurance programmes.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are a team that convey a lot of confidence both for their knowledge and for their extensive experience. The high quality of their advice gives the client peace of mind due to their extensive experience in the sector."

Work highlights

Represented HDI Global in a USD45 million cover dispute brought by Telefónica on behalf of its former subsidiary Terra.

Notable practitioners

Alejandra Galdos is best known for acting as counsel to insurers and policyholders and regularly coordinates cross-border proceedings. She has experience representing personal injury, property damage and environmental disaster claims.

Paulino Fajardo offers advice to insurers and policyholders in complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, with clients further profiting from his extensive expertise in liability issues related to major industrial and environmental accidents. He additionally advises on regulatory mandates.

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Spain

Insurance


Alejandra Galdos
Band 4
Paulino Fajardo
Band 1