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Insuralex

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President: Martin Argañaraz Luque (Allende & Brea, Argentina)
Vice President: Emmanuèle Lutfalla (SCP Soulié & Coste-Floret, France)
Treasurer: Neftalí Garro (BLP Legal, Costa Rica)
Secretary: David Rheney (Gallivan White & Boyd, US)
Executive Director: David Roig

Network Overview:
Insuralex is the world’s leading global insurance and reinsurance law firm network. Since it was founded in 2002, it has grown significantly over 50 individual practices operating within the group in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Insuralex members work for a wide range of clients including insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, insurance and reinsurance brokers as well as captives and self-insured companies.

Insuralex selects its members using a rigorous search and appraisal process designed to ensure that all members meet those criteria and at all times offer first rate client service. It has one member in each jurisdiction where it is represented. It is a ‘preferential’ referral network, not compulsory; members firmly believe that the interests of the client come first and will refer clients only where they will be best served.

Each member of Insuralex is considered to be a leading practice in this specialist field within its national jurisdiction. Some Insuralex members are recognised by governments as experts as they have been commissioned by national governments to rewrite insurance/reinsurance laws.

List of Members

Asia & Pacific:
Indonesia: Susandarini & Partners
Japan: Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune

Europe:
Austria:
Tramposch & Partner
Belgium: Law Firm Paul Muylaert
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Law Firm SAJÍC
Cyprus: Eliades & Partners
France: SCP Soulié & Coste-Floret
Germany: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Greece: PD Law Offices
Ireland: DFMG Solicitors
Italy: Studio Legale Giorgetti
Luxembourg: Turpel & Schank
Netherlands: Streefkerk Advocaten
Poland:
Olczak-Klimek van der Kroft Węgiełek
Portugal:
Belzuz Portugal
Spain: Belzuz Spain
Switzerland: Kellerhals Carrard
Turkey: Andic|Eris
United Kingdom: Carter Perry Bailey

Latin America:
Argentina: Allende & Brea
Bolivia:
Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados
Brazil:
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Chile:
Estudio Carvallo Abogados Limitada
Colombia: Brigard & Urrutia
Costa rica: BLP
Ecuador:
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce
Mexico: Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
Panama: SUCRE | ARIAS | REYES
Paraguay: Peroni, Soso, Tellechea Burt & Narvaja Abogados
Peru: Osterling Abogados
Uruguay: Ferrere Abogados
Venezuela: D’Empaire Reyna, Abogados

North America:
Bermuda:
MJM Barristers & Attorneys
United States, Arizona: Christian, Dichter & Sluga
United States, Colorado: Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC
United States, Connecticut: Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
United States, Florida: Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
United States, Georgia: Fields, Howell LLP
United States, Illinois: HeplerBroom LLC
United States, Louisiana: Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
United States, Maryland: Kramon & Graham PA
United States, Minnesota: Larson King LLP
United States, New York: Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP
United States, Ohio: Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co.,LPA
United States, Oklahoma: Foliart, Huff, Ottaway and Bottom
United States, Pennsylvania: Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio
United States, South Carolina: Gallivan White & Boyd P.A.
United States, Tennessee: Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair, PLLC
United States, Virginia/DC: Hudgins Law Firm
United States, West Virginia: McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C.

Africa & The East:
Israel: Gross Orad Schlimoff & Co.
Romania: Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii
South Africa: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Main Areas of Practice: 

Insuralex members are all specialists in insurance and reinsurance. They may be large (for example, Pinheiro Neto is the largest commercial firm in Brazil with a wide-ranging practice) or boutique law firms (for example, Carter Perry Bailey in the UK).

They are all experts in the their field and capable of dealing with advice relating to any part of insurance and reinsurance law, from underwriting and policy wording, through regulatory and day-to-day business including defence work, to claims coverage (whether direct or reinsurance, facultative or treaty) and even, if necessary, run-off, business transfers and the like.

A substantial number of Insuralex member firms are ranked in various Chambers publications. Similarly, a substantial number of partners from Insuralex firms are ranked by Chambers as Leading Individuals. Insuralex members have advised on some of the biggest and most delicate insurance and reinsurance claims and losses of modern times.

Expertise, efficiency, cost control, responsiveness, local knowledge and flexibility are what the global insurance and reinsurance market demands from lawyers in today’s world. In a field as specialised and high value as international insurance and reinsurance, nothing less than the best is cost effective.

A global network should give clients the best of both worlds: members who are used to working together, who speak a common language (if possible, both literally – the working language of Insuralex is English – and in the sense of an understanding of the business on which they advise), combined with the flexibility and expertise of an individual firm in each jurisdiction so that clients get the best possible local advice.

Insuralex members believe in continuing education. Apart of course from complying with their local jurisdictional rules, Insuralex meetings (which are not limited to the two general meetings per year) are accompanied by a seminar for the insurance industry presented by leading academics, practising lawyers or insurance/reinsurance practitioners. These experts will address the markets and contacts of Insuralex members where the meetings take place. Insuralex meetings rotate: recent meetings include Dublin, Madrid, Bermuda, Chicago, London, New York, Paris and Munich.

Insuralex members are where they are needed. Insuralex is a truly global organisation: it has members from Japan to Austria; from Alabama in the US to Argentina; from Bermuda to Bulgaria; from Indonesia to Ireland, including of course major insurance and reinsurance centres such as London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Bermuda, Munich, Zurich and others.

The Insuralex brand and network stand for quality, competence, cost effectiveness and cooperation. The network has grown, and will continue to grow; clients referred between members include some of the biggest names in the world in insurance/reinsurance as a measure of the trust and confidence reposed in Insuralex and its members by the best in the business.