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Insurance Law Global expands international network and welcomes law firms from Hong Kong and Spain

Howse Williams and López-Ibor Abogados join the global network

Insurance Law Global (ILG) announced today that the Hong Kong law firm Howse Williams, and the Spanish law firm, López-Ibor Abogados, have joined the international network of law firms focused on the insurance industry. 

Howse Williams is one of the largest, independent, full service law firms in Hong Kong with 30 partners, four consultants and a total staff of approximately 200. The firm offers  sound and strategic advice drawing on the partners' many years of experience as practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region. With extensive experience in insurance matters, Howse Williams has the largest professional indemnity practice in Hong Kong and is widely recognized as a market leader in this field. The firm's healthcare team has unrivalled expertise in medico-legal and pharmaceutical markets in the region. The firm also has a well-established personal injury practice and a leading shipping and international trade team advising clients on insurance matters. Its diverse international clients include insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, Lloyd's syndicates, corporate and individual policyholders, administrators and liquidators. David Coogans and Chris Howse will serve as the lead ILG contacts.

López-Ibor Abogados, headquartered in Madrid with an additional office in Valencia, specializes in business law. The firm’s multidisciplinary team of more than 40 lawyers has a strong international profile and is recognized for its in-depth knowledge in the insurance and other legal sectors. López-Ibor Name Partner, Alfonso López-Ibor, and firm Co-Managing Partner, Marta Gil de Biedma, will serve as the lead ILG contacts. 

“As our insurance clients’ needs continue to grow globally, we have been looking to further expand in Europe and into Asia. We are pleased to offer our clients the resources and capabilities that these two exceptional law firms bring,” said Kieran Jones, partner at Weightmans LLP and a member of ILG’s Board of Directors.

Launched in March 2017, Insurance Law Global members include Weightmans in the U.K.; Blaney McMurtry in Canada; Ekelmans Advocaten in The Netherlands; AGB in Mexico; Marshall Dennehey in the U.S.; Carter Newell Lawyers in Australia, and now Howse Williams in Hong Kong and López-Ibor Abogados in Spain. Collectively, ILG has bases in some 36 cities across nine countries. ILG’s independent law firm collaborate to help clients respond to the challenges presented by globalization and the increasingly dynamic political and environmental landscape.

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