Alex Guillamont

Alex Guillamont

Head of Latin America & Caribbean Practice Miami, United States

Qualifications

  • Qualified in Spain in 1999
  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2003

Alex leads the seven-office 60-lawyer strong Latin American and Caribbean practice at Kennedys from our hub in Miami. He is qualified in Spain (1999) and England and Wales (2003).

He has close to 20 years of experience handling disputes on behalf of leading international insurers and (re)insurers involving major property and energy losses, complex liability, environmental and natural disasters, CAR, surety, political and trade risk, financial institutions and D&O claims, cyber, regulatory compliance and third party administration schemes in the entire region.

Alex and his team of lawyers advise carriers on regulatory issues and strategic deployment of offices, wordings and claims protocols including cyber, audits of ceding companies and underwriting agents.  Recent appointments include construction and property cases arising out of IRMA and MARIA hurricanes in the Caribbean and El Niño Costero in Peru, cyber-related claims protocols and wordings throughout the region, project cargo in Peru, political and trade risks matters in Bolivia and Ecuador, and D&O & BBB in Brazil and Venezuela.

Alex frequently speaks at in-house carrier seminars and training workshops, and recognized Latin American & Caribbean industry events, most recently the V Latin American Conference of Marine Insurance in Lima, Peru; the Miami PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) Event on Cyber in the region and the D&O Liability Insurance Forum in London.

Alex works indistinctively in English and Spanish, and is conversational in Portuguese and French.

Alex regularly volunteers at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Miami where he seats at the Board of Trustees and Financial Council.  He is an avid kayaker and snorkler in the Florida Keys.

Department head Alex Guillamont is highly sought after by clients for his 'professional, knowledgeable and efficient service'

Chambers Global Guide and Latin America Guide 2018

Market recognition

  • “Department head Alex Guillamont is highly sought after by clients for his "professional, knowledgeable and efficient service."
    Chambers Global Guide and Latin America Guide 2018
  • "Is pragmatic and very thorough without being too focused on the details".
  • Clients highlight their appreciation for his "accessibility, commercial approach and knowledge of the region."
    Chambers Latin America 2017
  • Ranked year on year in LatAm Insurance Review Power 50 list—snapshot of most influential professionals
  • Co-founder of Miami LatAm Claims (Re)Insurance Forum running annually since 2015: http://www.kennedyslaw.com/event/MiamiForum2018/
  • Founder of Miami Insurance Professionals: https://insuranceprofessionalsmiami.com/

Work highlights

  • Advising reinsurers on construction, property, and political risk matters arising in Caribbean from IRMA & Maria, in Peru from El Niño Costero, and in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico from earthquakes, involving coverage issues of material damage, physical loss, DSU and BI.
  • Advising (re) insurers on mining losses in Mexico, Brazil, and Peru with coverage, adjustment, and handling of insured challenges.
  • Recently arbitrated or settled environmental/public liability crude oil disputes in Bolivia and Ecuador and supervising response to third party claims.
  • Surety actions in Argentina and Bolivia connected to civil works and energy complexes.
  • Monitoring D&O and surety claims and coverage response arising in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and other jurisdictions in connection with Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation.
  • Specie and technical lines losses in Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.

Publications

  • Promoter and co-editor of Guide to Insurance and Reinsurance Law in Iberia and Latin America, Kennedys (1st Ed. 2005 and 2nd Ed. 2007, 3rd Ed in preparation).
  • Promoter and editor of Kennedys e-newsletter on Iberia and Latin America.
  • Regular contributor to industry journals such as Intelligent Insurer, Financier Worldwide, Latam Insurance Review, Bn Americas, Insurance Day, etc.