Kennedys allies with firms in Ecuador and Bolivia

Global firm Kennedys has entered into a strategic alliance with Ecuadorian firm Tobar ZVS, and announced the opening of an office in Bolivia in association with local law firm López del Solar.

Posté le Monday, May 16th 2022
Kennedys allies with firms in Ecuador and Bolivia

The alliance will uniquely position Tobar ZVS and Kennedys to provide high-quality legal services to clients within Ecuador and around the world. Both firms will maintain their independence.

The collaboration will enable Kennedys to foster its regional expansion, adding an additional associate office to its already solid network. Tobar ZVS will widen its suite of products and solutions to local clients looking to expand globally as well as international clientele with cross-border needs.

“Forming an association with Kennedys strengthens our insurance practice and our ability to service our international clientele. We are looking forward to combining our expertise with the Kennedys team to serve the many shared clients we have and expand our global reach,” Tobar’s managing partner Bernardo Tobar said.

Founded in 1993, Tobar ZVS is a full-service corporate law firm advising national and international clients on corporate, M&A, antitrust and competition, insurance, data protection, compliance, intellectual property, energy, natural resources, dispute resolution, tax, finance, fintech and environmental, amongst the key practice areas.

Tobar ZVS’s insurance practice is led by partner René De Sola Quintero, who commented “The strategic alliance with Kennedys enhances both firms' depth and reach in key business sectors, such as insurance, and unlocks access to expert local knowledge. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Regarding the association with Tobar ZVS, Anna Weiss, regional managing partner for LATAM and Caribbean at Kennedys, said: “There are excellent synergies between both firms, and I am delighted we have been able to formalize the association with Tobar ZVS.”

In addition to the alliance with Tobar ZVS, Kennedys also announced an association with López del Solar in Bolivia, the firm’s sixth association with a firm in the region, adding to the seven Latin American Kennedys offices.

In operation for over 40 years, López del Solar has 15 staff and counts many of the region’s insurance and reinsurance companies as clients, providing corporate law, risk management and claims handling services. It is a strategic partner to many insurers claims departments.

The firm is led by insurance specialist Alfonso López del Solar, who in addition to his wide experience in advising insurance and reinsurance companies, serves as honorary consul of Belgium.

"Bolivia has a growing insurance market, and we see real opportunities to work more closely with Kennedys to deliver services for clients both in Bolivia and across the region,” Alfonso López del Solar said.

Kennedys’ Miami office serves as the hub for the firm’s Latin American presence. Kennedys has the largest reach of any insurance law firm with offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, and six associate offices in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama Puerto Rico, and recently Bolivia and Ecuador.