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Marval O'Farrell Mairal

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Heavyweight full-service firm with an outstanding insurance department. Recognised for its experience across a wide range of insurance and reinsurance matters, frequently handling issues of a cross-border nature. Clients continue to benefit from a market-leading transactional offering, as well as advice on complex disputes within aviation and shipping. Clientele comprises key international insurance companies, including new client wins Liberty Mutual Surety and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.

Strengths

One commentator says that Marval O'Farrell Mairal is their "number one in Argentina for M&A in the insurance arena." Another source simply states: "They are leaders in insurance."

One client says: "I appreciate their help and feel as if I am in very safe hands. They are really good, a very strong team." Interviewees further praise the "excellent service," adding: "They are specialists who understand our requirements and provide immediate availability."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Aseguradora de Créditos y Garantías on a dispute with the Argentine government regarding a performance bond granted under a concession agreement. Said concession agreement was subsequently revoked by the government. This case is valued at USD16 million.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesperson Alberto Cappagli boasts long-standing involvement in Argentina's insurance sphere, boasting more than 40 years' experience advising clients, with a noted focus on maritime coverage.

Elías Bestani "has a deep knowledge of insurance and aeronautical law," a client reports, adding that "he is very clear when expressing his ideas." A source further highlights his "deep technical knowledge and excellent negotiation skills." As well as dealing with aviation claims, Bestani is also an expert in maritime cases.

Head of department Pablo Cereijido "has the requirements to stand out" in this arena, a market commentator says. A client remarks that "he understands problems quickly and has good analytical skills." He is commonly retained by insurance and reinsurance companies to represent them in high-profile claims disputes, as well as for top-tier regulatory advice. A client confirms: "He is very knowledgeable of regulations."

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Overview

Marval is renowned for assisting clients with the most complex and sophisticated insurance and reinsurance matters, including assistance in major disputes both out of court and in court or arbitration proceedings.

We have had a dedicated insurance and reinsurance practice for the past 20 years and have been active in insurance matters for many years before this.

The practice group handles the complete range of insurance matters and also advises insurance sector clients on general corporate matters, including M&A.

Our insurance and reinsurance practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Regulatory advice to insurers, reinsurers, insurance and reinsurance brokers and administrative proceedings
  • Distribution of insurance products; bancassurance; conflicts with brokers and agents
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Portfolio transfers
  • Setting up local reinsurance offices
  • Life insurance
  • Financial lines insurance (bankers’ blanket bonds (BBB), surety bonds, D&O, E&O)
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Product liability
  • Marine insurance
  • Reinsurance disputes
  • Class and collective actions against insurance companies 

Insurance Department

Marval O'Farrell Mairal

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Department location

Av. Leandro N. Alem 882

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1001AAQ

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Argentina

Insurance


Alberto Cappagli
Senior Statespeople
Elías Bestani
Band 2
Pablo Cereijido
Band 1