Francisco Fernández Guerra Fletes possesses profound expertise in advising insurers on a range of issues including construction, professional and environmental liability.
Francisco Fernández Guerra Fletes is a partner at Colin Vega Fletes, SC. Before this, he spent more than 15 years at DAC Beachcroft as managing partner in Mexico. He opened DAC’s Mexico office in 2004 (making it the first English firm to develop an insurance and reinsurance practice in Mexico), and laid the foundations of the firm’s first US office, located in Miami.
Francisco left DAC Beachcroft in 2017, driven by his ambition to extend his practice to other local and international clients requiring more specialised counselling. His main practice in Colin Vega Fletes focuses on granting specific advice on insurance/reinsurance issues involving political and legal crises, specifically in commercial crime, bankers' blanket bond insurance and D&O.
Francisco specialises in contentious and non-contentious aspects of insurance liability. He has represented insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers and Lloyd's syndicates, in domestic and international contexts, across such practice areas as environmental liability, professional liability, fraud, fidelity bonds, D&O, onshore and offshore energy (oil and gas) and construction liability. He has also defended professional negligence claims on behalf of insurers, and participated in arbitration matters in various jurisdictions.
Francisco has also written publications regarding claims-made policies and dictated conference in Mexico, USA and Europe regarding his practice areas.
He was president of the Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonds Law (AMEDESEF) until 2017, and the International Insurance Law Association Mexican Chapter.
He has been ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners since 2005,and has also been recognised as a specialist lawyer in Latin America for insurance and reinsurance.