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Uría Menéndez

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Leverages strong ties to the banking sector to attract instructions on significant bancassurance and M&A mandates. Advises on the restructuring of multinational insurance groups, including cross-border mergers concerning a number of European jurisdictions. Experienced in advising on the creation and dissolution of joint ventures. Assists with VIF monetisation transactions on behalf of significant banks and insurers. Also acts on terminations of agreements between insurance alliances as well as major acquisitions.

Strengths

Clients praise the team and its international presence, with one stating: "The firm provides good service with their offices outside of Spain or with their partners in countries where they do not have offices. It is a good reference firm for complex international transactions."

One client adds: "They always kept us up to date with each report, identified risk and advised us to make the best decision at crucial moments. The work they did in maintaining the parallel communication channel in two languages, English and Spanish, was impeccable."

Work highlights

Assisted Helvetia with the EUR800 million acquisition of an approximately 70% stake in Caser.

Notable practitioners

Guillermo San Pedro stands out for his expertise in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, bancassurance mandates and restructuring processes. One client comments: "He has vast experience in the insurance world, which was extremely helpful when reviewing the company and negotiating distribution agreements."

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Overview

Our multidisciplinary capabilities, extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry enable us to support clients faced with a complex regulatory framework, challenging market conditions and digitalisation programmes, and major changes to distribution channels. We tackle the legal and business issues that can arise when designing and executing corporate and financing transactions, along with regulatory and commercial strategy issues to reinforce market share, capital position and commercial performance.

Our team is made up of expert lawyers who handle all legal aspects of insurance and reinsurance in litigation and commercial, tax, employment, data protection, administrative and competition law.

Our profound understanding of the sector and litigation capabilities enable us to advise policyholders, insurers, and insurance and reinsurance companies in all types of pre-litigious proceedings and litigation.

Members

Iglesias, Julio

San Pedro, Guillermo

Insurance

Uría Menéndez

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Location

c/Príncipe de Vergara, 187

Plaza de Rodrigo Uria

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28002

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Spain

Insurance


Guillermo San Pedro
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