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OCAMPO 1890, S. C.
LAJA 123

Mexico > Insurance Tier 3

With extensive experience in the market, Mexican boutique firm OCAMPO 1890, S. C. has established a solid reputation for insurance matters. Originally founded as a litigation-oriented firm, an area in which it continues to exhibit significant strength, the firm has over the years moved into regulatory and corporate matters related to insurance companies. Managing partner Aldo José Ocampo heads the five-strong team, which is largely focused on contentious matters, including claims, disputes, coverage determination, policy analysis and reinsurance contracts. For support on the non-contentious side of the practice, Ocampo relies on experienced associate Diana Ángeles, who handles mandates such as the development of insurance products, risk management, and the draft, review and registration of insurance and reinsurance contracts, as well as regulatory and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Aldo José Ocampo


‘They understand Mexico’s regulatory framework in detail. Aldo Ocampo’s extensive knowledge of both local and international regulation allows him to provide outstanding consultancy’

‘It is a close-knit and cohesive team, with solid insurance expertise’

‘This practice is unique as it combines excellent litigation advisory services in insurance law as well as experienced regulatory advise’

‘Aldo Ocampo has wide-ranging knowledge in the insurance industry. When key advice is required in insurance law and regulation matters Aldo is the person you need’

‘This firm starts from its understanding of clients’ background and special needs to be able to deliver a tailor-made service’

Key clients

Mapfre Teeyac


Berkley International Mexico Seguros

Kot Insurance

Zurich Global

Philippi Puertocarrizosa Uría

AAR Agente de Seguros y Fianzas

Seguros El Potosí


HDI Gerling (Germany)


HDI Global

SPP Institución de Seguros

AIG Aviation


Avla México

Inter, Agente de Seguros y Fianzas


Work highlights

  • Filed for an authorisation of a new insurance carrier in Mexico on behalf of client Avla Seguros México.
  • Retained by Circuitronix to file a claim to be paid by its insurer and landlord with regards to a fire that occurred in 2020.
  • Represented Seguros El Potosí against CBL Insurance, a New Zealand reinsurer that currently is being declared bankrupt; the firm handled several lawsuits in Mexico and New Zealand.

OCAMPO 1890 is a boutique law firm specializing in high-profile litigation. Its practice areas are very specialized and complement each other to achieve a full vision of the cases in which it participates. The firm offers maximum quality in its services and recognition obtained through professional competence, commitment, diligence and strict ethical standards backed with direct contact and personal attention.

OCAMPO 1890 is the oldest firm in Mexico, having been established in 1890. Today, it is a high-profile litigation boutique firm characterized by the high quality of its services, accomplished through professional diligence and sustained by direct contact and personalized attention to its clients.

Main areas of practice
Insurance and reinsurance: OCAMPO 1890’s insurance and reinsurance practice represents clients in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance transactions. Transactions range from the inception of insurance contracts and reinsurance treaties, to coverage analysis and dispute resolution and litigation of these matters, and to regulatory matters. The insurance and reinsurance practice’s range of clients is wide, from insurance and reinsurance companies to energy industries with risk administration and insurance matters needs.

Corporate: this practice started over 30 years ago with the litigation of corporate matters, particularly disputes among shareholders. Since then this practice has covered a wide range of services, from incorporation to dissolution of corporations and bankruptcy. The practice currently is helping several insurance and surety companies and insurance brokers to implement corporate governance and other new regulations provided in the new law.

Surety: this practice is highly extensive and dates back to the mid-80s when Afianzadora lnsurgentes consulted OCAMPO 1890 regarding several important lawsuits. The firm currently provides services in this area in subscription, claims and litigation to several surety companies.

Litigation/dispute resolution: litigation is OCAMPO 1890’s most highly developed practice as it is where OCAMPO 1890’s roots have been since 1890 and it has been continuously practiced since then. OCAMPO 1890?looks to advise its clients in the prevention of risks and controversies in civil and commercial litigation, whether through arbitration or the courts. OCAMPO 1890’s experience throughout the years has afforded it the aptitude to intervene in all types of controversies, representing both the plaintiff as well as the defendant before federal and state courts, or if applicable, before arbitration tribunals. The firm represents its clients in all types of lawsuits, whether as plaintiff or defendant, such as: ordinary commercial or civil proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, liability and Amparo pleas.

Intellectual property: the IP practice covers the litigation, prosecution, registration and further handling of trademarks, patents, copyrights and other types of intellectual property rights granted under the Mexican industrial property law, as well as representing plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of intellectual property counseling and litigation, including the licensing, sale, acquisition and secured financing of intellectual property rights.

Insurance Aldo Ocampo E: aldo.ocampo@ocampo.law
Litigation Aldo Ocampo E: aldo.ocampo@ocampo.law
Corporate/regulatory Mitchell Esqueda E: mitchell.esqueda@ocampo.law
Intellectual property Juan Manuel Álvarez del Castillo E: juan.alvarez@bosc.mx
Aeronautics Aldo Ocampo E: aldo.ocampo@ocampo.law
Amparo Aldo Ocampo E: aldo.ocampo@ocampo.law
Miss Diana Ángeles photo Miss Diana ÁngelesAssociate
Mr Mitchell Esqueda V. photo Mr Mitchell Esqueda V.Responsable Partner for Corporate & Transactional Practice
Mr Aldo Ocampo photo Mr Aldo OcampoCEO, Partner
Other fee-earners : 7
Total staff : 20
Partners : 4

Ocampo 1890 is a leading law firm in Insurance and Reinsurance Law, including Litigation, Claims and Coverage Analysis, Regulatory and Corporate and Surety.
We are proud to be ranked by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and Best Lawyers as one of the best Insurance law firms practitioners in Mexico.
We have long standing clients as Mapfre, Kot, La Latinoamericana, Seguros El Potosí and Pan American; and we collaborate with law firms abroad, like HFW, RPC, DWF, BLM, Lewis Brisbois and others, to represent their clients from the reinsurance market in Mexico.
Our firm is renowned for offering a boutique service with direct contact and personalized attention for each case and each customer.
We only have one goal: to empower our clients and keep growing together like a team. What makes us unique is the interaction amongst all our practices in which we have performed throughout our +130 years of history.
From that interaction, Ocampo has developed Oil & Gas, Energy, Maritime and Aeronautical Law practices, with many well-known success cases of relevant players in the market like Pemex, Cotemar or Alitalia.
Our transactional practice has grown beyond Insurance Law to cover advice on the preparation, negotiation and execution of all types of contracts and legal acts like corporate and partnership structures, Joint Ventures, Trusts, Planning, Financing and Execution of projects.
In order to keep growing we are always looking for strategic alliances to expand our business networks and cover other territories.