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DAC Beachcroft Mexico

MONTE PELVOUX 210 PB-A, COLONIA LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, DELEGACIÓN MIGUEL HIDALGO, 11000 MÉXICO, D.F, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 1107 6056
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Fax +52 55 5202 9385
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www.dacbeachcroft.com

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Insurance - ranked: tier 3

DAC Beachcroft Mexico

With the exit of former office managing partner Francisco Fernández Fletes in May 2017 to Colin Vega Fletes Abogados, ‘multinationalDAC Beachcroft Mexico endured a much-commented departure but both clients and peers attest to the firm’s quality, noting that the ‘level of service is excellent, and the knowledge of the subject matter is exemplary’. In addition, the lawyers are also praised for their court work, demonstrating ‘adequate technical strength, management of legal risks, and a consolidated presence’; ‘they understand perfectly the needs of the clients, and the key people are accessible and offer a personalised service’. The 10-strong team handles insurance and reinsurance, claims (a ‘forte’ of the group), civil and commercial litigation, corporate, real estate, criminal law, and e-commerce and cyber law. Highlight work included assisting co-reinsurers XL Catlin and Novae with handling hundreds of claims associated with a major construction project; Berkley Latin America and Caribbean with managing long tail losses of CFE’s public liability policy in Mexico for the period 2013-2014 (involving over 250 cases); Zurich Mexico in a $10m claim resulting from a product liability policy as well as with a loss of $3m from disloyal practices of the client’s sales agents in Mexico; and QBE UK with coverage advice regarding a loss involving the collision of a gas truck and a passenger bus, resulting in 12 deaths and the injury of a further 20. In combination with the firm’s London office, the team assisted a US reinsurer in a $3m claim involving a fatal accident on an offshore platform in the Gulf of Campeche. The Mexico office is also able to rely on the firm’s Latin American network, which as of 2017 includes an association with Lopez Saavedra & Villarroel, in Buenos Aires. Clients praise Mexico City office managing partner Rodrigo Fernandez Guerra: ‘He has deep regulatory and legal knowledge about his area’ and ‘is technically competent, has a very pragmatic approach to problems and is very good at handling problematic situations with clients’. He heads the firm’s cyber insurance practice in Latin America, but has broad-ranging expertise that includes IP and data protection, personal injury claims arising under liability policies in the reinsurance market, and class action litigation. Other key practice partner Jose Luis Arce covers regulatory and corporate matters in insurance and reinsurance, as well as sureties, and also handles administrative proceedings, negotiations and disputes before the National Insurance and Bonding Commission (CNSF - Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas). ‘In addition to having solid knowledge in the field of insurance law’, senior associate Salvador Enrique Urbano, who heads the office’s litigation and civil liability claims teams, ‘has the capacity to create adequate defence strategies and to be updated with respect to judicial criteria, allowing him to handle a court case in line with jurisprudence’. Further support comes from Liliana Calvo, who is head of the insurance practice, and is an expert in financial lines; and Jorge Salgado-Gónzalez, who is dual qualified in Mexico and London (and divides his time between the two) and specialises in (re)insurance claims and policy coverage. Other clients include Mitsui Sumitomo Mexico, HCC Mexico, Axa, Swiss Re, Munich Re, Lloyd’s Syndicates, Liberty, Allianz, AIG, Mapfre, and Hiscox.

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Rodrigo Fernandez Guerra - DAC Beachcroft Mexico

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    Notorious marks or the declaration thereof, has always been an issue widely discussed in Mexico by the IP legal community. This is so because provisions of the Paris Convention dealing with this topic have for a long time been uses as an effort to cancel or nullify trademarks registered by Mexican authorities without really making an extensive evaluation of proposed denominations and without examining in depth if such marks may be potentially affecting rights acquired by third parties elsewhere. So, a specific regulation and legal frame that at least tries to resolve this issue is always a good start in the right direction.
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