Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano

Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano


Email luisalfonso.fernandez@​

Phone +34 91 349 82 00

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Outstanding individual"

Chambers Europe 2019

Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano is the Head of the Spanish Insurance and Reinsurance Practice and the Product Liability Practice Groups in our Madrid office, dealing with Iberian and Latin American matters in close cooperation with other offices. He is also the Head of the Madrid Litigation Practice.

Luis Alfonso consistently exhibits a great depth and breadth of experience in litigation with regards to insurance matters, tort law, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, claims handling, industrial losses, aviation claims, professional liability, medmal, D&O, cyber risks and financial lines in general.

Luis Alfonso is also a highly regarded specialist in reinsurance contracts and practice and on the regulatory aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry, such as policy wording, insurance distribution agreements, insurtech, social benefits and pensions regulation. He is also an expert in the design and implementation of surety bonds facilities for international (mainly LatAm) PPP (P3) projects.

Luis is a regular contributor of articles concerning insurance contracts and practice, insurance regulation and co-author of books about liability issues and Insurance Law in Spain. He is a Professor of Insurance Law and Tort Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

Chambers Europe 2020 reports "Superb lawyer... Sources hail him as "a strong litigator". Chambers Europe 2017 also noted "He is a master, he´s brilliant and he´s a lovely guy to work with. The kind of lawyer I would love to have on my side".

Awards and recognitions


Insurance, Spain (Exclusive winner)
Client Choice Awards


Band 1 for Insurance
Chambers Europe


Insurance (Spain), Leading Individuals
Legal 500 EMEA


Insurance (Spain), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Best of the Best (Top 30) in Insurance and Reinsurance
Expert Guides


Recommended Lawyer for Aviation
Expert Guides


Recommended Lawyer for Insurance & Reinsurance
Expert Guides


Recommended Lawyer for Insurance & Reinsurance
Who’s Who Legal


Dispute Resolution, Spain, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Representative experience

Advising Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty on several large claims (engineering, industrial risks, etc.)

Acting in Spanish Courts on behalf of Mapfre Global Risks dealing with claims related to a nuclear accident in Asco I Nuclear Power Station

Representing HCC on the Yak-42 (aviation loss) criminal case

Advising UK reinsurers on claims from aviation losses in Spain

Representing Arch, Axa and other insurers in professional liability, E&O, D&O and other financial lines claims

Advising Generali on a reinsurance dispute related to the ALOP coverage of Bocamina II Power Station

Representation of Mapfre Global Risks in a coverage discussion with a reinsurer.

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