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Ricardo Rozas

  • Partner Ricardo Rozas is founder partner in the firm and chairman of its insurance, reinsurance and transport practice group. Awarded with the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011, listed in the Chambers Latin America Guide 2013-2014 and elected to The International Who's Who of Shipping Lawyers (2010-2011) and The International Who's Who of Transport (2016-2018), he specializes in all aspect of transportation, charterparties, bills of lading, cargo claims, admiralty law, pollution, personal injuries, ship finance, ship repair contracts, arrest of vessels, international trade and related conflict resolution. In addition, he was also elected to The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (2011-2016) and is well experienced in marine and non-marine insurance & reinsurance topics, including assisting the global reinsurance market on a regular basis and in some of the biggest cases of Chile's insurance history. Among others, he advises in all the related areas including but not limited to policy coverage advice, liability defence and assessment, wordings/policy structures and dealing with the Chilean compulsory adjustment procedure and the Chilean regulator. He also focuses on the industrial sector in respect of property / business interruption and liability covers and has broad experience in a variety of complex disputes and litigation with both local and international dimensions. He was the Chair of the Maritime and Land Transport Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)(2015-2016). In addition, he is member of the Insurance Committee of the IBA; of the Latin American Maritime Law Institute (IIDM); of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA); and of the Chilean Maritime Law and Bar Associations. Mr. Rozas graduated of the School of Law of the Catholic University of Chile (LL.B.) and holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) from Southampton University, U.K. He is a regular speaker at different transport, shipping and insurance conferences around the world and author of several publications including the chapter on Chile in Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) – Shipping, GTDT – Insurance & Reinsurance, GTDT – Insurance Litigation, The Shipping Law Review and The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review published by Law Business Research, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Insurance & Reinsurance 2012 and the insurance section of Doing Business in Chile (1st Ed) published by the Chilean-British Chamber (2007). Founder partner at BLR (2003-2008) and L&R (2008-2010), he previously worked at law firm Carey y Cía. Ltda. (1998-2003), at the London-based law firm Clyde & Co,(1998), the UK P&I Club (1997), at the London-based law firm MFB Solicitors (1996) and Banco Sudamericano (1992-1996). Languages: Spanish and English