- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance'
[Jose María Araúz] "…is a specialist in handling contentious matters."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Jose María is a Partner and co-founder of Kennedys’ Madrid office. He qualified in Spain in 1990 and is fluent in English.
He has extensive expertise in insurance and reinsurance matters. He specialises in procedural law, with more than 25 years’ experience in defence work and coverage litigation both locally and internationally. He is a skilled litigator and frequently appears before the Spanish courts at first instance and appeal hearings. In addition to representing insurers in civil cases, he also protects insurers’ interests in the criminal courts when a claim for civil liability is included in criminal proceedings.
Jose María’s practice is particularly focused on construction, property and professional liability. He is also frequently involved in energy and general liability claims. He is an accomplished negotiator and has reached favourable out of court settlements on countless occasions. Jose María also serves as an overseer for matters in Spain and Latin America.
He has written numerous articles on insurance law and contributes to Kennedys’ publications on a regular basis.