Jaime's activity focuses on the Financial industry, with strong focus in the Insurance & Reinsurance arena and in payment services matters. He regularly advises on corporate transactions and distribution schemes within the insurance field, as well as in corporate and regulatory aspects of the financial services market. Jaime's advisory work includes M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations in the insurance sector and general advice about coverage and scope of insurance and reinsurance policies.
He has managed, participated and designed several cross-border mergers between insurance companies in Europe and is one of the most recognised local lawyers in insurance portfolio transfers (national and transnational) and purchases of insurance companies. He is also well-versed in regulatory matters, with a strong emphasis in the market relations with the Spanish Insurance Authorities (DGSFP), having participated in different and complex filings and matters before the DGSFP. Jaime also concentrates on the Payment Services industry where he has worked both for local and international players on aspects related to the PSD and its implementation in Spain, AML matters and compliance duties. He used to work in international matters for payment services entities.
He is a Professor of Tort Law in the University Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Areas of Focus
Advising a Spanish insurance company on its Group merger in Spain and several insurance portfolio transfers.
Advising an international insurance company on one of the first cross-border mergers affecting a Spanish insurer.
Advising an international insurance company on a large dispute regarding its bancassurance business with a Spanish bank related to its joint venture alliance.
Advising several insurers in procedures relating to construction defects, bond insurance and ten-year coverage insurance defending insurers.
Advising insurance companies in several judicial procedures related to civil liability insurance.
Assisting in the establishment of several international payment services companies in Spain.
Assisting several major Payment services companies on inspection proceedings carried out by the Bank of Spain.
Advising a major international insurance group in their bank assurance projects and Joint Venture in Spain.