International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce that one of Spain’s leading insurance litigators, Pablo Guillén, has been appointed as a partner in the firm’s Global Insurance practice in Madrid.

Pablo, who returns to DACB after eight years as a partner with Clyde & Co, has specialised in all aspects of Financial Institutions (FI) and Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance claims throughout his legal career, advising on some of the market’s leading domestic and international cases.

Pablo specialises in advising Spanish and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies on D&O, Public Offering Securities Insurance, Bankers Blanket Bond, Commercial Crime and Professional Indemnity claims under Spanish law. His practice includes drafting and adapting policies to Spanish law.

He will draw on that extensive experience to build DACB’s D&O/FI insurance practice in Madrid which serves both the domestic and international insurance markets, working closely with DACB’s Global Insurance teams in London, Paris, Dublin, Singapore and across Latin America.

“Pablo has been a dominant figure in the Spanish and international insurance markets for many years, with an outstanding reputation for his D&O and FI expertise,” commented José María Álvarez-Cienfuegos, location head of DACB’s Madrid office. “We’re thrilled that he is returning to the firm.”

Gustavo Blanco, DACB’s International Development Director, said, “We have bold plans to continue growing our international insurance business and when presented with the right opportunities to build long-term, profitable and sustainable growth, we will take them. Pablo’s exemplary credentials and connections bring us the D&O and FI claims expertise that, added to the breadth of claims work we already handle, will enable DACB Madrid to become one of the most diversified insurance practices in the Spanish market.”

Pablo added, “DAC Beachcroft has been steadily building its reputation in the Spanish market and I have been consistently impressed with its ambitious growth plans and determination to become the leading international insurance law firm in Spain. I’m excited to be returning to the firm and look forward to working with the team to develop our offering further.”

With eight partners and 34 lawyers, DACB’s Madrid office handles the complete range of insurance-related claims, from international personal injury work to complex, high value, cross-border claims, particularly in relation to the international energy, construction and engineering sectors. In January 2020, the office expanded significantly when three partners and a 20-strong team of healthcare-focused professional liability and insurance lawyers joined from Spanish law firm Asjusa.