Alfonso De Ramos

Alfonso De Ramos

Partner Madrid, Spain

Alfonso qualified in Spain in 2000 and is a Partner in Kennedys’ Madrid office. He is fluent in English and has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with international claims. He specialises in working for London Market insurers on claims related to Spain and is an expert in advising on complex coverage and litigation issues.

He is experienced in all aspects of insurance law, with particular expertise in medical malpractice, environmental, energy, professional indemnity, property, and casualty.  

Alfonso is an accomplished communicator and expert negotiator and has achieved exceptional results in resolving complex and high value disputes and avoiding costly litigation for our clients. He also has significant experience assisting the underwriting process adapting new insurance products and master policies to Spanish local rules.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in Spain in 2000

Work highlights

  • Handled a claim against construction companies and civil workers responsible for the contamination of a river, which led to health problems affecting a large number of local residents.
  • Managed cases for electrical companies in diverse high quantity claims for environmental damages caused, for example, by fires resulting from high voltage cables and the defective installation of electricity in transportation lines throughout Spain.
  • Defended hotel owners in claims caused by issues including contamination by cleaning products, legionella contamination, defective installation of windows and malfunctioning of elevators.
  • Defended interests of insurer in a medical malpractice matter where a child was left with severe disabilities as a result of supposed errors committed by medical staff during birth. This case was both civil and criminal and an out of court settlement favourable to the insurers was reached. 
  • Handled a €40 million recovery claim for the insurer regarding a fire in the warehouse of a major multinational manufacturer.
  • Handled a €60 million claim concerning the stoppage of service of a high speed train in Spain as a result of the flooding of poorly installed rails.