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Ignacio is a partner in our Madrid office. He specialises in directors & officers matters, financial institutions, professional indemnity and reinsurance.
Ignacio has extensive experience advising Spanish and foreign insurers and re-insurers in domestic and international insurance litigation and arbitration and non-contentious insurance in the D&O, financial institutions and professional indemnity fields, in Spain and Latin America. In particular, he has handled major cases involving public offering of securities, directors and officers, financial institutions, auditors, insurance brokers, accountants and lawyers. Ignacio's experience also covers a wide range of reinsurance disputes. He has recently advised insurers in connection with the few class actions in the US against Spanish companies.
His practice also includes drafting and adapting insurance policies and reinsurance contracts to Spanish law.
Fluent in English and Catalan, he regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on directors and officers and professional indemnity insurance both in Spain and in the London market. Ignacio has also written several insurance-related articles and books (co-author of the books “Ley de Contrato de Seguro: Jurisprudencia comentada” and “Directors´ Liability and Indemnification”).
Ignacio´s expertise and reputation in the Spanish market have earned him many awards and recognitions, frequently being recognised as a leading insurance and reinsurance lawyer in Spain. As stated in Chambers and Partners "market observers recognise him as a key player in the field." Legal 500, The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and the Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guides have ranked him amongst the leading individuals in the sector. Ignacio has also won the International Law Office's "Client Choice Award" for Spain – Insurance & Reinsurance for two consecutive years (2013-2014).