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Muñoz Arribas Abogados S.L.P.
28020, MADRID

Spain > Insurance Tier 3

A highly specialised firm in the insurance sector‘, Muñoz Arribas Abogados S.L.P. ‘knows the market situation very well and knows how to take advantage of its knowledge to provide the best service‘. The team has an impressive track record in litigation, and is also increasingly active in non-contentious regulatory matters. Domestic and cross-border claims involving accidents at work, professional civil liability, D&O and property damage are mainstays of the department, which is led by highly regarded tort, medical malpractice and civil liability and insurance expert Jose Antonio Muñoz Villarreal. Other key practitioners include Alberto Muñoz, Bernardo Ybarra, Francisco Javier Muñoz Villarreal, Ismael Valera Bonet and Ana Candelaria Baragaño Alvarez.

Practice head(s):

Jose Antonio Muñoz

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Muñoz; Bernardo Ybarra; Francisco Javier Muñoz Villarreal; Ismael Valera Bonet; Ana Candelaria Baragaño Alvarez; Sophie Savestre; Rafael Iglesias Rojas; Elena Ros Navarro; Federico Guirado


‘I’d highlight their specialisation and customer orientation. They know the insurance sector very well. I can highlight Ismael Varela, Alberto Muñoz Villareal and Ana Baragaño.’

‘What stands out in Muñoz Arribas is its closeness, kindness and high professionalism, with a team specialised by areas of interest and a high training capacity.’

‘A highly specialised firm in the insurance sector with lawyers who are experts in the matters demanded by any Company. Its partners know the market situation very well and know how to take advantage of their knowledge to provide the best service. It stands out from others in the immediacy and fluidity of communications to have updated files.’

‘All Lawyers facilitate any consultation directly and their scope of competence perfectly covers the needs of the Companies. Jose Antonio Muñoz Arribas is a reference for files of great difficulty. Bernardo Ybarra is a great expert. Very conscientious, Ismael Valera is a reference in workplace accident files. Alberto Muñoz Arribas is a great specialist in novel topics such as cyber risk and new technologies. Federico Guirado is a versatile lawyer who adapts to all kinds of matters.’

‘It is a law firm specialised in insurance law and, as an insurer, it provides us with a great service in all jurisdictions. Communication is very fluid because we speak the same language. Great specialisation in tort law and RC.’

‘The partners of the firm are capable of transferring complex issues in a simple way, which is very useful in negotiations, trials, etc. In addition, they are highly prestigious lawyers, highlighting Jose Antonio Muñoz and Bernardo Ybarra.’

‘It is a solid team that is highly specialised in the different areas in which we operate.’

‘José Antonio Muñoz and Bernardo Ybarra are two of the firm’s main lawyers who stand out for their experience and professionalism. Despite this, they offer a fast and personalised service when their services are required.’

Key clients


Aseguradores de Riesgos Nucleares


W.R. Berkley



Catalana de Occidente

Mapfre Global

Mapfre Empresas

Telefonica Empresas


The firm:  Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. is the outcome of 40 years of continuous all-out effort, during which the firm has built up a team of professionals to whom Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. has always delivered the same message: maximum effort, ongoing training, responsibility and expertise and respect for the needs of clients.

The firm has managed to create a company not only of specialists, but also of individuals excited about achieving the best results day after day, who are involved in ongoing training and acquiring a cultural level that complements their legal expertise.

Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P.’s clients have for many years trusted its understanding of the legal profession. The firm is a traditional law firm, but at the same time is open to the future, able to adapt to new legal situations and arising needs. For that Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. has the best and most efficient tools, in both personnel and material resources.

Areas of practice: Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. has lengthy experience in assisting clients (mainly insurance companies, mutual and underwriting agencies) in their day to day issues. Recently the firm has repeatedly been involved, among others, in the following issues: impact of new regulations, litigation, advice, etc.

The firm’s core areas are: civil liability, construction liability and technical professions, medical malpractice, professional liability, liability of products, D&O and budget lines, public authorities, financial liability, environment, advisors liability, arbitration and mediation, occupational accident, services at employment setting, prevention of labour risks and social security for subscriptions agency and insurance companies either national or international, cyber risks and data protection, personal damages, state liability, advisory in the draft of policies, reinsurance, run off, legal reports, arbitration and mediation, recover actions, training, outsource services for insurance operators; thus, as an example, the firm handles losses which do not surpass a certain sum. Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. has a structured and well sized insured team who address each issue from a holistic approach and lawyers highly experienced in insurance cases.

The firm aims to have tangible knowledge of the insurance sector (its depth, its application and unlocking its future potential) so it can offer services and products developed around the real needs of clients.

Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. advises clients in their relationships with clients and insurance brokers. The firm advises on marketing (newsletter, etc).

The firm provides clients with in-house training services, in addition to periodically holding seminars on hot topics. Muñoz Arribas Abogados, S.L.P. also participates in seminars and conferences, because among the firm’s lawyers there are several university professors.

Civil liability Francisco Javier Muñ
Construction liability and technical professions Francisco Javier Muñ
Medical malpractice, Data Prote Bernardo
D&O and budget lines, Cyber, Alberto Muñ
Work Place accidents Jose Antonio Muñ
Prevention of labour risks and social security Jose Antonio Muñ
Professional liabilities Alberto Muñ
Liability of products Bernardo
Personal damage Jose Antonio Muñ
Cyber risks and data protection Bernardo
Environment liabilities Bernardo
Recovery actions Francisco Javier Muñ
Legal reports Alberto Muñ
Arbitration and mediation Francisco Javier Muñ
Outsourced services for insurance operators Alberto Muñ
Advice in the draft of policies Alberto Muñ
Reinsurance Jose Antonio Muñ
Run off Bernardo
Regulatory Bernardo
Alberto Muñoz  Villarreal photoDr Prof Alberto Muñoz VillarrealPartner
Francisco Javier Muñoz Villarreal photoMr Francisco Javier Muñoz VillarrealPartner. Director of the Professional Liability Department
Jose Antonio Muñoz Villarreal photoMr Jose Antonio Muñoz VillarrealManaging Partner
Bernardo Ybarra Malo de Molina photoMr Bernardo Ybarra Malo de MolinaPartner.  Director of the Medical Malpractice Department
Partners : 5
Number of lawyers : 16
Administrative staff : 5
Harmonie group

CLIENT: Gonzalo Mateos Fernández- Maquieira, Financial Lines & Claims Manager.
COMPANY/FIRM: Iberian Insurance Group.
TESTIMONIAL: Muñoz Arribas Attorneys advised us in the coverage decision of a complex PI claim. The complexity of the claim lead us to be highly unsure about the right decision to make. Through their advise we acquired a clear vision on the scope of cover of the Policy to be considered. We are completely satisfied with the output and consistently happy to have such a trusted partner.

For years the firm has been an SME friend of Unicef, a collaborating company in the Pymes Amigas programme for its support of UNICEF’s work in defence of children’s rights.
Every year, the firm also sponsors the basketball tournament organised by the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Foundation.
For a couple of years now, in addition to our corporate social responsibility and pro bono activities, we have been providing free legal advice to Amref Salud Africa España. Amref received the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, has been granted to Amref Health Africa (Global) and Amref Salud Africa (Spain), “for the sustained effort to respond to the needs of millions of people on the African continent, complementing the action of local health systems”.