Firm Profile > Kennedys > Mexico City, Mexico

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

Insurance Tier 3

Another practice that has the benefit of being part of an international network, Kennedys’ 15-strong Mexico City team handles claims and litigation defence across all insurance risks, such as general liability, construction, property and energy, aviation, marine, financial lines (including D&O, E&O and professional indemnity), life and health, and medical malpractice, for clients including Chubb, Zurich, Allianz, QBE, AXA, Tokyo Marina, Probitas 1492, BNP Paribas, Cardif, and Fidelitas Global. The team is valued for its ‘professional attention', offering 'the right advice in large losses' and its 'timely manner’. Mexican-born Michael Hennessy heads the team; qualified in England & Wales, he is in the process of qualifying in Mexico; support comes from Venezuela-qualified senior associate David Gonçalves, who heads the recoveries department.

 

The Mexico office provides insurance law services to local and international insurers and reinsurers, with expert advice based on a deep understanding of the Mexican insurance market. The firm provides legal advice services to the industry, including coverage advice regarding exposures, and assists claims handlers in managing and defending claims.

Kennedys’ Mexico office handles claims and litigation defence across all insurance risks, such as general liability, construction, property and energy, aviation, marine, financial lines including directors and officers, errors and omissions and professional indemnity, life and health, and medical malpractice.

It works closely with its network of Latin American offices and its Miami regional hub for the Americas. In addition it has an extensive network across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It works together to provide a seamless legal service in North America and beyond.

Kennedys was awarded ‘Latin American Law Firm of the Year’ in the Reactions Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Kennedys has also been ranked by ‘Los mejores abogados en Mexico’ magazine in the insurance law category.

Kennedys Mexico opened in response to client demand for support and advice in the second largest insurance market in Latin America and continues to grow, with a number of its global (re)insurance clients in this jurisdiction. This development in Mexico City enables the firm to provide a better service to its (re)insurer clients who benefit greatly from the team’s specialist local knowledge.

Kennedy’s experienced team handles volume cases and complex advice and class actions amongst others. Its expertise includes:

    • Litigation defence for reinsurers before the Mexican insurance authorities and the federal and state courts;
    • Coverage advice across the full range of reinsurance products lines;
    • Drafting clauses and policies;
    • Subrogation;
    • Recoveries;
    • Regulatory advice.
Department Name Email Telephone
Coverage advice in full range of reinsurance products lines Michael Hennessy E: michael.hennessy@kennedyslaw.com
Insurance and reinsurance litigation defence Alberto Torres E: alberto.torres@kennedyslaw.com
Recoveries David Gonçalves E: david.gocalves@kennedyslaw.com
Other fee-earners : 8
Total staff : 13
Partners : 2