Our Team

Our Team

Felipe Hoetz

Felipe Hoetz

Partner

f.hoetz@acuna-hoetz.com

+56 22 206 4237

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Education

  • Lawyer. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Mediator. Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Loss Adjuster. Certified by Chile´s Securities and Insurance Superintendence.
  • Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners 2020 – Insurance /Band 2.
  • Legal 500 Latin America – Insurance / Leading Lawyer 2020.
  • Semi-Finalist. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Washington D.C.

Experience

During the last 21 years, he has worked in the field of Insurance, Reinsurance and Loss Adjusting. He has been involved in some of the biggest losses that have occurred in Chile.   He worked for Chile’s State Defense Council in the Letelier & Moffitt arbitration (USA v. Chile) at Deloitte & Touche, Estudio Carvallo and Crawford Chile, where he worked as International Division VP until December 2011.

Seminars

Recently, he has been a speaker at:

  • “Claims’ Mitigation and Restoration: How to apply this alternative in the Chilean market?”. BMS Technologies. Solace Hotel. Santiago, 12 June 2018.
  • Disruptors and their Risks”. Insuralex. Grammy Museum, Los Angeles. 05 November 2015.
  • Social networks, Technology and Legislation: Effects on insurance intermediation”. Chile´s Insurance Brokers School. Torremayor Hotel, Santiago. 22 October 2015.
  • 6th Educational Conference: Catastrophe Claims; focus on Latin America”. International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA). Hotel Conrad, Miami. 19 May 2015.
  • Annual Convention”. Association of Banking and Retail Insurance Brokers. Sheraton Miramar Hotel, 7 August 2014.
  • Regulation and Supervision of Market Conduct”. Chilean Securities and Insurance Superintendence (SVS), National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Latin American Association of Insurance Commissioners (ASSAL) and Chilean Insurers Association (AACh). Intercontinental Hotel, 25 July 2014.
  • 5th Educational Conference – Catastrophe Claims”. International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA). Willis building London, 6 June 2014.
  • Launching of Claims Consulting Board”.  AIG Chile. El Golf 50 Club, 16 October 2013.

Activities and Memberships

  • Past President.  Chilean Association of Independent Loss Adjusters (ALOSI).
  • Past President.  International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA), based in London.
  • Past Director. International Insurance Law Association (AIDA Chile).
  • Mediator. Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Society of International Law.
  • Judge. “The Great Corporate Debate”. Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) between 2010 and 2012.
  • Final Round Judge. “Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition”.  Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) since 2007.
  • Professor. Insurance Law Diploma 2016 and 2015, “The Loss and its adjustment“.  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School.
  • Professor. Insurance Law Diploma 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.  “Principles governing the reinsurance: Follow the Fortunes”. Chile’s Insurance School/ Universidad de los Andes Law School.
  • Professor. Insurance Law Diploma 2014, “The Reinsurance: Who can reinsure? Role of reinsurance and different modalities. Reinsurance broker function and responsibility”. Insurance School/ Universidad de los Andes Law School.
  • Professor. Liability Insurance Diploma 2012.  “Practical problems derived from different Liability regimes between the cedent´s legislation and the reinsurer´s legislation”. Chile’s Insurance School/Universidad de los Andes Law School.
  • Professor. Insurance Law Diploma 2012. “Reinsurance: Claims Cooperation and Claims Control clauses”.  Chile’s Insurance School /Universidad de los Andes Law School.

Languages

Spanish and English.

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