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HFW Boosts Market-Leading LatAm Insurance Practice With Former Swiss Re President

2 December 2021

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has boosted its market-leading Latin America insurance and reinsurance practice with the hire of one of the region’s most experienced executives: Margo Black.

Margo has worked in the industry for more than four decades and has led the Brazilian operations of some of the world’s top reinsurers, including as President of Swiss Re Brazil, Brazil CEO of Willis Group, Main Board Director at Allianz Seguros, Latin America COO at JLT Group, and Managing Director of SCOR Brazil.

She joins HFW as a Consultant.

Chris Cardona, Global Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, HFW:

“Margo really is one of the founding figures of the reinsurance market in Brazil and Latin America, with vast experience across broking and underwriting. She was on-the-ground in Brazil long before reinsurance opened up to international participants, and has been the driving force behind so many of the businesses that are now the market leaders, setting up Swiss Re Brazil, establishing JLT’s network throughout the region, and putting the SCOR name on the map in South America. She has also been a pioneer and champion for gender equality within the industry in Brazil. We are very pleased to welcome her to HFW.”

Margo is also a founder member and the former President of Sou Segura, a group focused on improving gender equality within the Brazilian insurance industry.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, and also speaks German and Italian.

Margo Black, Consultant, HFW:

“I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious global insurance and reinsurance practice, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to further broaden HFW’s presence in Brazil and other Latin American markets.”

HFW has more than 65 specialist insurance and reinsurance lawyers across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, offering a comprehensive range of advisory, dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to clients throughout the sector.

HFW is ranked by legal directory Chambers in the top tier for Latin America insurance and is the only law firm with multiple lawyers in the top tier of the individual rankings.

HFW has a cooperation arrangement with Brazilian law firm CAL, which specialises in insurance, aviation, shipping and commodities.

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