Miami for Latin America and the Caribbean
Kennedys' Miami office helps market-leading insurers and reinsurers manage claims, analyze and litigate coverage and related exposures, as well as provide an advisory role for related issues across all lines of business in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
- Hub for Latin America
- 2010 year established
- 7 offices in Latin America
In 2010, Kennedys was the first international insurance law firm to open an office in Miami to serve as our regional hub for legal issues across all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
We handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors including insurance and reinsurance, aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, cyber, healthcare, life sciences, marine, public sector, rail, real estate, retail, shipping and international trade, sport and leisure, transport and logistics and travel and tourism.
Kennedys' Miami office helps market-leading insurers and reinsurers manage claims, analyze and litigate coverage and related exposures, as well as provide an advisory role for related issues across all lines of business in the Latin American and Caribbean region. This also includes non-contentious advice and regulatory and policy drafting. We have deep experience with highly complicated cases and also in cost-effective, high-volume claims resolution, class actions and regulatory work. We resolve disputes and claims in the most complex industry sectors. Our lawyers in the Miami office are all bilingual and qualified across various jurisdictions in Latin America, England and Wales, Spain and the US.
Whilst Miami is the hub for the whole region, our lawyers work together with our international team, sharing global knowledge and local expertise with our offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and our associate office in Puerto Rico. All LATAM and Caribbean jurisdictions where we do not currently have a Kennedys office are handled from the Miami office and we regularly handle multi-jurisdictional matters. We also work with our Kennedys CMK offices in the United States (Miami, Florida in addition to Austin, TX; Basking Ridge, NJ; Chicago, IL; New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA) as well as London, and other offices around the world, who handle some of the most significant insurance and reinsurance matters worldwide.
Our Miami office has two distinct business units:
1. Miami as the ‘gateway’ to Latin America and the Caribbean, with a team led by Alex Guillamont, providing advice in these regions.
2. Miami for the US, one of six Kennedys CMK’s offices, practicing US law including work in Bermuda and the Caribbean.
The operation of the Miami office is managed by Anna Weiss, Deputy Head of Latin America, and Head of Construction for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The performance of the team has always been excellent - the lawyers are extremely analytical.
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