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Joaquín Ruiz Echauri is the head of the Spanish financial
institutions group team in the Madrid office, leading the
corporate insurance practice. His team deals with Iberian
and Latin American insurance and reinsurance matters, in
close cooperation with other offices.
Mr Ruiz Echauri’s work covers corporate, regulatory and
contentious advice to the insurance and reinsurance industry.
His corporate advice includes mergers and acquisitions,
bancassurance alliances, reorganisations, joint ventures and
authorisations. He has advised on some of the first insurance
cross-border mergers in Spain, on acquisitions of insurers
and portfolios, and on various bancassurance alliances through
joint venture agreements, including the negotiation of sale
and purchase agreements, contribution agreements and
distribution contracts.
On the advisory and regulatory side, Mr Ruiz Echauri
provides guidance on policy drafting, advice on contract
interpretation, arrangements for the distribution of insurance
products and intermediary agreements, and regulatory advice
and assistance on social benefits and pensions law.
Mr Ruiz Echauri is a professor of private law at the
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
and a regular speaker at
insurance and reinsurance forums. He speaks Spanish,
English and French.
Hogan Lovells International
Paseo de la Castellana 51
6th Floor
+34 91 349 82 74
+34 91 349 82 01
Ruiz Echauri, Joaquín
Hogan Lovells International LLP – Partner |
Winner – Insurance & Reinsurance, Spain
What clients said
“Joaquin Ruiz Echauri has impressive market
recognition: he is known by practically every insurer,
reinsurer or big mediator in the market.”
“His corporate and regulatory know-how and
expertise are unsurpassed in the Spanish arena, due
to his combination of previous in-house experience
and nearly 15 years in private practice, focusing fully
on providing services to the industry.”
“Joaquin is a true ‘customer-centric’ counsel
and his advice is always eminently practical
and business oriented.”
“He is respected by the local insurance authorities
as a talented and persuasive lawyer, both on deals
and in complex inspections and conflicts with the