Firm Profile > Kennedys > Bogota, Colombia


Insurance Tier 3

Kennedys continues to strengthen its presence in Colombia, increasing its bench from five to eight lawyers in early 2018. Practice head Monica Toccaruncho is ‘always available’ and has ‘unique knowledge and expertise’; she is praised for ‘understanding the local market and having good relationships with cedants’, as well as ‘having a good interaction with the London market’. The office is involved in high-profile legal proceedings in relation to an energy infrastructure project on behalf of several insurers and reinsurers. Other work highlights included advising Seguros Bolivar on the structuring and negotiation of a deal between the insurance company and Bupa for the commercialisation of international health insurance products.  Clients include Chubb Seguros, Munich Re, HDI Seguros and BTG Pactual Resseguradora.

On 2016, as part of its Latin America growth plan, Kennedys opened its office in Colombia. Kennedys Colombia is an expert firm that advises national and foreign companies, especially in topics related to insurance, reinsurance, corporate, regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution. Kennedys Colombia’s clients have access to all Kennedys Global resources with presence and experience in more than 22 countries, benefitting from a team of national and international experts in litigation and dispute resolution as well as professionals with extensive experience handling corporate, regulatory, and commercial matters, form a national and international perspective.

Kennedys Colombia focuses on meeting clients’ needs to achieve their business objectives, in an effective and cost-efficient way. It is a law firm highly customer orientated, which allows its team to establish close, fluid, reliable and long-term relationships with its clients.

Kennedys Colombia’s multilingual team has an outstanding reputation on issues such as insurance and reinsurance, contracts, coverage reports, liability studies, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory, compliance, corporate concepts, foreign reinsurance registration, international leasing, sensitive and complex litigation and ADR, among others. Its team advises on all areas of insurance and reinsurance claims, with a particular focus on D&O, BBB, Cyber, PI, property, marine, aviation, sureties/bonds, and energy. On the corporate side, its team also has experience in providing corporate and regulatory advice to different sectors such as telecommunications, data protection and privacy, financial entities, oil and gas, and IT.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance and claims Monica Tocarruncho -
Insurance and claims Santiago Perez -
Regulatory and compliance Monica Tocarruncho -
Regulatory and compliance Jorge Cortes -
Corporate and Commercial law Monica Tocarruncho -
Corporate and Commercial law Catalina Botero -
Reinsurance Monica Tocarruncho -
Reinsurance Catalina Botero -
Reinsurance Joseph McLean -
Litigation and ADR Monica Tocarruncho -
Litigation and ADR Pilar Giraldo -
Data protection and cyber Monica Tocarruncho -
Data protection and cyber Pilar Giraldo -
Marine and Aviation Monica Tocarruncho -
Marine and Aviation Joseph McLean -
Contractor’s all risks Monica Tocarruncho -
Contractor’s all risks Catalina Botero -
Financial lines Monica Tocarruncho -
Financial lines Joseph McLean -
Managing Partner Monica Tocarruncho -
Other fee-earners : 6
Total staff : 7
Partners : 1