Jose Maria holds wide experience assisting Spanish and international insurance and reinsurance companies with energy, construction, environmental, defective product and engineering related matters, both, under first and third party liability policies. He also has experience in advising the insurance sector in Machinery Breakdown losses.
He specializes in multi-jurisdictional claims management and has acquired vast experience in claims management in Latin America. At present he is working in cases in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia.
He also advises in the adaptation of all kind of insurance policies to the Spanish legislation.
Jose Maria acts as ambassador in Europe for the DACB Chile and Colombia offices.
He is a regular speaker at seminars about his specialty in Spain, Great Britain and Latin America and also holds mediation seminars as alternative dispute resolution method.
Jose Maria is a teacher at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and is fluent in English.
Sources say that José María Álvarez-Cienfuegos "can explain a case very well to the client, understands the critical issues and is efficient in figuring out how to approach a case and what the strategy should be." He also earns praise for his English language skills. He handles high-value coverage claims on behalf of multinational insurers and reinsurers.' Chambers and Partners Europe 2018, Insurance – Spain