Virginia Martínez

Virginia Martínez

Counsel
Madrid

Email virginia.martinez@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 21

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Her knowledge, availability and response, which is always quick and precise".

Chambers Europe 2016

Virginia is well-versed in insurance regulatory and litigation matters. Clients benefit from her answering queries regarding the interpretation of the Spanish Insurance Distribution regulation, drafting and negotiating agency agreements, applying for the registration of insurance intermediaries and answering requests from the Spanish Insurance Authorities (DGSFP). She is also very experienced in insurance products, having assisted in the approval of operations and in the launch of all types of insurance products in Spain, especially in mass insurance policies.

Furthermore, Virginia has participated in monetisation transactions through VIF reinsurance contracts. She is one of the few specialists in the regulation of pension plans and funds, distribution of individual plans and in the coverage of the externalisation of pension liabilities, management of Control Commissions and other issues related to Complementary Social Welfare.

Virginia has broad experience in litigation related to insurance: professional liability claims (doctors, lawyers and architects' liability), industrial risks, products liability, construction damages and resolution of coverage disputes. She has also participated in insolvency proceedings.

In 2019, Virginia received the award as the “Best Insurance Lawyer under 40” by Iberian Lawyer and as a “Rising Star in Spain” by Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe. Moreover, Virginia has been recognised consecutively by Chambers and Partners Europe as an “Associate to Watch” (2015-2017, 2020), Who’s Who Legal (2017-2018, 2020) and by Expert Guides (2017-2019).

Awards and recognitions

2015-2017 and 2020

Associate to watch in Insurance
Chambers Europe

2020

Insurance (Spain), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

2020

Seguros
Expansión - Ránking grandes promesas de la abogacía

2018 and 2020

Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal

2017

Future Leaders-Non partners
Who's Who Legal

2020

Insurance Lawyer (Finalist)
Iberian Lawyer Forty under 40

2019

Insurance Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer Forty under 40

2017-2019

Insurance and Reinsurance
Expert Guides

2019

Rising Star: Spain
Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Université Paris X Nanterre / Universität Potsdam, 2007

Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

Related industries

Consumer Insurance

Related areas of focus

Product Litigation Sanctions

Representative experience

Axa on the implementation of the breakdown cover and onward travel and refund of additional excess for BlaBlaCar passengers.

Zurich in relation to the coverage under a cyber policy of a cyber attack to a bank in Latin America.

Cardif Lux Vie, Prudential and Sogelife on the adaptation of their unit-linked insurance policies to Spanish legislation.

Allianz on its bancassurance alliance with BBVA.

Orange on its telcoassurance alliance with Zurich.

GSS and OVB on the interpretation of the Spanish Insurance Mediation Act.

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