International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the appointment of high-profile insurance law expert Edmundo Agramunt in its Chilean office.
Edmundo has been with the Chilean arm of global insurer MAPFRE – a client of the firm - for the last 23 years, acting as the company’s head of legal in the jurisdiction for the last 17 years. Specialising in insurance and reinsurance, litigation and arbitration and corporate law, Edmundo has been involved in many of the most significant insurance cases in Chile in recent years. He joins DAC Beachcroft as a consultant this month.
In addition to his work with MAPFRE, Edmundo teaches insurance law at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and at Universidad de Los Andes. He is also co-author of the key insurance law textbook ‘El contrato de Seguros’, published in 2015.
DAC Beachcroft Chile began its operations in 2012, in the process becoming the first European-based law firm to have a presence in the Latin American country. In addition to Chile, DAC Beachroft now has a presence in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru as well as a hub in Miami, all of which work together to share best practice and meet mutual clients’ key business needs in Latin America.
Commenting on the appointment, Andres Amunátegui, Head of Chile and Latin America for DAC Beachcroft, said: ’We are delighted to welcome Edmundo to the firm. To be able to recruit a lawyer of his calibre and experience is further evidence of how much our Chilean office has grown since we launched in 2012.’
He added: ’As one of the most reputed legal professionals in the Chilean legal market, his appointment will help us to further strengthen our practice here and to extend our reach in several other Latin American jurisdictions. We all look forward to working with him.’
Edmundo Agramunt commented: ’I am delighted to have joined DAC Beachcroft Chile, a firm with genuine ambition in the Latin American region and beyond that shares my intention to provide clients with long-term and sustainable value. I am excited about the work that we can do together and look forward to drawing on my significant in-house experience at a major insurer to help the firm achieve excellence.’