- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance'
"Kennedys’ team is led by the experienced Jesús Vélez."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Jesús is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Kennedys’ Madrid office. Qualified in Spain in 1991, he has more than 25 years’ experience in insurance law. He is fluent in English and French. His international experience is extensive and he is skilled in coordinating claims across different jurisdictions, principally Spain, the UK, France and the Americas.
Jesús receives instructions from local and international clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has represented insurers and reinsurers on coverage issues arising from major losses in Spain and abroad, as well as policy wording and the adaptation of policies to Spanish law. In particular, he has handled major cases involving directors and officers, financial lines and the professional indemnity of architects, surveyors, lawyers and insurance brokers.
As well as his insurance and reinsurance experience, Jesús also has experience in commercial and corporate law.