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José Antonio Gutierrez

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  • Qualified in Chile in 1982.

José Antonio Gutiérrez is a Partner in our Chile office, and qualified in 1982. He specializes in insurance law, corporate law, arbitration and contractual issues. He advises on diverse legal matters and is a consultant in arbitrations. He is regularly involved in the drafting of wordings and civil and commercial negotiation.

Jose Antonio is the founder of the ‘Legal Business Journal’, an electronic publication devoted entirely to jurisprudence from both courts of Law and administrative bodies.

José Antonio is the Chairman of the Legal Committee for General Insurance at the Insurance Companies Association of Chile. He is also an accredited arbiter with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and of the National Association of Arbitration.

In previous roles, José Antonio was counsel for the Insurance Commission (previously Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros) as well as lecturer for various postgraduate courses run by the Insurance Companies Association of Chile. He is also a former director and active member of AIDA Chile.



Within: Insurance

Kennedys 'has an intelligent team of lawyers, solid technical knowledge and emotional intelligence, which makes it easy to deal with them'. The practice is part of the wider network of global law firm Kennedys and is well known for its advice on directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions, life and health insurance, property and public-liability claims, as well as insurance regulation, claims management and defence, policy wordings, coverage, and corporate insurance. Clients include Chubb de Chile Compañía de Seguros Generales, Southbridge Compania de Seguros Generales and HDI Seguros; recent work includes advising insured party Parque Arauco on the structure of it's insurance program, covering assets across Chile, Colombia and Peru valued at $2bn; and acting for the reinsurers on a claim arising out of a $25m securities theft. The Santiago office's June 2019 absorbtion of local boutique Peralta, Gutierrez y Asociados saw the arrival of Jose Antonio Gutierrez -who becomes practice co-head alongside managing partner Mario Diemoz ('profound knowledge of the insurance industry')- and senior market figure Ricardo Peralta V , a 50-year veteran of the sector who is now of counsel. The team, which could already count on the strength of the highly-regarded Radoslav Depolo and Gian Carlo Lorenzini (corporate and litigation heads, respectively), has also been strengthened at the senior associate level: following the arrival of Rodrigo Hayvard from Zurich Insurance Group in May 2018, the above merger also saw the incorporation of Jorge Canales, giving the team an impressive second-tier.

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