DAC Beachcroft Chile Opens Its Doors For Business
01 Nov, 2012
International law firm DAC Beachcroft and Chilean firms Seguros Lex and Amunategui y cia are to join forces to create DAC Beachcroft Chile from today (1 November 2012).
The move will make DAC Beachcroft the first European-based law firm to have a presence in the country.
DAC Beachcroft Chile will specialise in working with international insurers, advising on all corporate, commercial, regulatory and claims issues. The firm will also provide full service legal support for international investors in Chile and local clients.
The new Santiago office will comprise nine people, including three partners who are widely known in the Chilean market and enjoy relationships with leading reinsurers worldwide. The partners are Sergio Arellano Iturriaga, Andres Amunategui and Guillermo Amunategui.
This merger aims to strengthen and grow the combined offering of all three firms, which share relationships with a number of existing clients.
DAC Beachcroft Managing Partner, Paul Murray, said: “We are delighted to be launching DAC Beachcroft Chile, which marks another significant step toward our goal of becoming the leading international provider of legal services to the insurance sector. The team in Chile shares the same dedication to client care, business relationships and quality service as all our DAC Beachcroft locations.”
He added: “These are exciting times for DAC Beachcroft and this move will increase the breadth and depth of resource available to our clients, particularly those operating in Latin America.”
DAC Beachcroft Chile Regional Senior Partner, Sergio Arellano Iturriaga, said: “We are very excited about joining forces with DAC Beachcroft and the opportunities this merger will bring for our firms. We have worked alongside DAC Beachcroft for a number of years, and the move to a formal merger reflects the close relationships we have built with our new colleagues and our shared commitment to our clients.”