International law firm DAC Beachcroft has retained its position as one of the leading LatAm insurance law firms, with a set of strong results in the recently published 2022 Chambers Guide to Latin America.
The firm has retained all of its existing rankings, including its top-tier ranking for Insurance: International Counsel in recognition of its ability to handle high-level cross-border mandates involving Latin America. In Chile and Colombia the firm maintained its Band 2 status for Insurance and in Mexico retained its Band 3 status, also for Insurance.
Partners Miguel de la Fuente (Mexico) and Juan Diego Arango (Colombia) secured individual rankings for the first time as ‘Up and Coming’ lawyers. They join Andrés Amunátegui (Chile), Mark Kendall (London), Anthony Menzies (London) and Camila de la Torre (Colombia) who are all ranked as Band 2 individuals, and Duncan Strachan (London) who is ranked in Band 3.
In the feedback given to Chambers, clients commented: “DAC Beachcroft handles our day-to-day insurance mandates and I like them because I can trust in them. They are capable of spotting mistakes and telling us when we are wrong.” Furthermore, “They are always looking after their clients, which is very important to us.”
Andrés Amunátegui, Partner and Head of LatAm at DACB, said, “This year’s rankings demonstrate the collective efforts and hard work of our teams. They also reinforce the international growth plans we have in the region, as we strive to serve our clients in all the business lines and jurisdictions where they are acting.”
This year’s strong performance in Chambers follows continued international growth at DAC Beachcroft. The firm made a number of strategic hires in recent months to expand its global offering, including Pablo Guillén and Ronan McLoughlin. Pablo is one of Spain’s leading insurance litigators and joined the firm’s Madrid office as a partner in its Global Insurance practice; Ronan joined DACB as a real estate partner in Dublin.