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Felipe Cousiño

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Estudios: University of London (The London School of Economics and Political Science), Master of Laws (with Merit), 1996. Chevening Scholar.

Universidad Católica de Chile, LLB graduated Law School, 1990.
Languages: Spanish - English - French

Summary

Felipe Cousiño is described by clients as “a hugely impressive lawyer who is versatile, efficient and an expert in foreign funds.” They add: “He’s meticulous and commercial and takes the time to understand what we’re trying to achieve – he always goes above and beyond.”  Chambers and Partners 2016.

Felipe Cousiño´s experience covers international business transactions, competition law, capital markets and financial services. His practice has focused on insurance and investment funds, in addition to mergers and acquisitions, and the structuring and planning of international joint ventures.

He leads the firm’s Insurance Law, capital markets and investment funds practices and his leadership was crucial in the creation of the regulatory framework for the first registration of foreign mutual funds for public offer in Chile. He was appointed Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee for 2011 – 2012.

Felipe Cousiño is specialized in insurance law, international business transactions, competition law and the regulation of financial markets. His primary focus is on insurance, investment companies and mutual funds as well as on mergers and acquisitions and structuring and planning international joint ventures.

He led the team in Alessandri that incorporated and obtained the insurance company license in Chile for Euler Hermes Seguros de Crédito S.A, the credit insurance affiliate of Allianz. He provides day to day advice on insurance, corporate governance and regulatory matters to said local affiliate as well as to Chubb de Chile Compañía de Seguros Generales SA, the Chilean subsidiary of The Chubb Corporation. He has registered in Chile several foreign reinsurance companies and has lead the teams advising foreign insurance brokers on the acquisition of local insurance brokerage firms.

He provides day to day advice to local insurance companies in relation to registration/deposit of new general conditions of insurance policies, as well as advice in relation to non- registered insurance products. His expertise of advice in relation to new insurance products includes accident and health, D&O, Errors & Omissions, firearms, civil liability, livestock, bonding, credit insurance, unit linked insurance policies, etc.

His expertise also covers corporate governance and regulatory advice for insurance companies, having advised inter alia on the setting up the corporate governance and risk management policies of insurance companies in Chile. He also provides advice to insurance companies in relation to the regulations applicable to their investments, in particular their regulatory capital and technical reserves. He has advised on the corporate and regulatory aspects of capital increases and corporate reorganizations of insurance companies.

Together with the litigation department of Alessandri, currently led by its chief litigator, Raúl Montero, Mr. Cousiño has represented insurance companies in their defense of insurance claims, and is currently representing an insurance company in court in the defense of a claim on a fidelity guarantee insurance brought by the receiver in a major bankruptcy in Chile of a stockbroker.

In 1996, he obtained a Master of Laws (with Merit) from The London School of Economics and Political Science, after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Felipe is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and of the International Bar Association. He is also an arbitrator of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago) and was an Advisor to Círculo Legal de ICARE for the 2008 – 2011 period. He has also contributed to the work of the Competition Law Commission of the Chilean Bar Association.

Felipe Cousiño is listed in LACCA, Latin America’s leading private practitioners as voted for by the region’s leading corporate counsel, 2016 edition.

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He was the President of the Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham) between 2006 and 2009.

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Las Condes, Santiago - Chile

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