Mrs Laura Santanatoglia > Allende & Brea > BUENOS AIRES, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Allende & Brea
Maipú 1300, Piso 11, C1006ACT
Argentina

Work Department

Insurance & Reinsurance.

Position

Partner. She advises insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers and other clients on regulatory matters within her field of specialization, including brokers and insurance agents agreements, mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies, transfer of portfolios, registration and representation of insurers, reinsurers and brokers before the Insurance Superintendence, among others.

Career

In 1998/ 1999 she worked as Section Head of the Insurance Superintendence Legal Office. She joined Allende & Brea in 2000, and became a partner in 2008.

Languages

She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Memberships

Association Internationale de Droit des Assurance (AIDA), Insurance Lawyers Club, Isaac Halperín Insurance Institute and The Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires.

Education

Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1997.
Specialization in Insurance Law, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2003.
Insurance Postgraduate Course, Universidad del Salvador, 2007-08.

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Insurance

The ‘full-service insurance practice’ at Allende & Brea is ‘one of the best in the market’, according to many. The firm houses a comprehensive standalone offering, which is recognised for its strength in corporate, regulatory and contentious issues. On the non-contentious front, the group has an impressive track record in major transactions, while its ‘very good communication with the regulator’ also ensures that it is a popular choice to assist with registration and corporate governance matters. On the litigation front, it is routinely engaged to advise on coverage claims and consumer class actions — it also has strong arbitration experience. The firm’s dominant industry reputation ensures that it enjoys close links with most of the international insurers and reinsurers operating in Argentina, including world-leading names such as AXA, Allianz, Hannover and Lloyd’s of London. Department head Martín Argañaraz is highly regarded for his specialist expertise and sources say, ‘having him on your side is an advantage in any situation’. Dedicated insurance partner Laura Santanatoglia is highlighted as being ‘unparalleled in her regulatory knowledge’.