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Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano


Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano

Located in the Hogan Lovells Madrid office, Luis Alfonso Fernández Manzano leads the firm’s contentious Spanish Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. Luis Alfonso consistently exhibits a great depth and breadth of experience in litigation with regard to insurance matters, coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes, claims handling, industrial losses, and aviation claims. He is highly regarded in reinsurance contracts and practice, and on the regulatory aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry.

He advises companies such as MAPFRE, GENERALI, HCC, ALLIANZ, AXA, and HDI, on property and personal damages. Luis Alfonso is a Professor of Insurance Law and Tort Law in the University Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), and a regular contributor of articles concerning liability and insurance regulation.

He is also the co-author of numerous books about liability issues, tort law, and insurance law. Chambers Europe 2015 reports, 'He has huge experience, which gives us enormous confidence in complex litigation.” The previous year, Chambers Europe also noted that Luis Alfonso offers “quick and high-quality responses.”

'He has huge experience, which gives us enormous confidence in complex litigation'

Chambers Europe 2015

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

Education and admissions


  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Top ranked in Chambers Europe 2015 (Band 1): "He has huge experience, which gives us enormous confidence in complex litigation."


Ranked in Legal 500 Europe 2015 and 2014 (Insurance and Transport –Aviation Insurance-): Luis Alfonso Fernández is "a clear reference in the market for insurance litigation."


Listed in the Who´s Who Legal (Insurance, Spain) in the 2015 and 2014 publications; Euromoney Expert Guides, Guide to the World´s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers for 2015; and Euromoney Expert Guides, Guide to the World´s Leading Aviation Lawyer

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