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Kennedys

AVENIDA INSURGENTES SUR 1524 PISO 10, INT PO-06, COL CRÉDITO CONSTRUCTOR, DEL BENITO JUÁREZ, ZC 03940, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
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Mexico

Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Kennedys

In Mexico Kennedys is still considered a fledgling firm, but 2017 saw it busy with work advising high-profile clients, mostly on coverage matters (its main strength), including claims made under civil, environmental, D&O, and professional civil liability across a range of sectors (notably energy). The ten-strong team is integrated into the firm’s broader regional Latin America and the Caribbean practice, which includes the firm’s Miami office, as well as those in Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia, and an association in Argentina. In addition to this, in June 2017 Kennedys merged with US firm Carroll McNulty & Kull (CMK), and will in due course become Kennedys CMK in Mexico as well. Mexican-born Michael Hennessy heads the team. He is qualified in England, and is in the process of qualifying in Mexico, having relocated to the country (to open the office) from Miami. Hennessy covers insurance and reinsurance coverage advice and dispute resolution. Key support comes from Alberto Torres Martínez, who heads the litigation practice, and is a certified mediator with the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions, as well as an insurance and surety specialist. Gerardo Plata Iturralde left the firm.

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