Chambers Europe 2022 rankings: Kennedys recognised across the region

France | Spain | Ireland | Denmark

In the latest Chambers & Partners guide to outstanding law firms and lawyers, Kennedys' teams in Paris, Madrid, Dublin and Copenhagen have been ranked by Chambers Europe 2022 for their work in insurance and dispute resolution.

Achieving a Band 2 ranking for 'Insurance (France)' for the second consecutive year, the team in Paris was praised for their "availability, competence, quality of follow-up, advice and efficient teamwork". In addition, managing partner of Kennedys' Paris office, Alexis Valençon was ranked once again as a Notable Practitioner, with one client stating that he "understands the market worldwide and grasps international concepts and matters really well".

Kennedys provide comprehensive legal advice in complex claims.

Chambers Europe 2022

In Spain, the team also maintained their ranking for 'Insurance (Spain)', with a market insider highlighting that "they provide comprehensive legal advice in complex claims". With regards to individual acclaim, leading partner Olivia Delagrange, who "benefits from her triple qualification in Spain, Belgium and England and Wales", also achieved the accolade of Notable Practitioner and was recommended for being "knowledgeable, courteous and punctual". Fellow Madrid colleague and Senior Associate Marta Parrondo, entered the Chambers rankings this year as an Up and Coming Lawyer. A client affirmed that "Marta offers timely responses to questions and clear messages."

[They give] availability, competence, quality of follow-up, advice and efficient teamwork.

Chambers Europe 2022

After entering the Chambers Europe ranks for the first time in 2020, Kennedys' Dublin office have been ranked for 'Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Ireland)' for the third consecutive year. Partner David Strahan also maintained his status as an Up and Coming Lawyer, receiving client praise for his "strong understanding of our business and our values, which is critically important when trying to settle litigation cases".

A new addition to the firm's accolades this year is for 'Dispute Resolution (Denmark)'. Morten Christenson, managing partner of Kennedys in Denmark has been recognised as a Notable Practitioner, and was praised for being "responsive, good technically and having a can-do attitude".

See below for a full breakdown of Kennedys' rankings:

France | Insurance (Band 2)

What the team is known for

"Kennedys is frequently mandated by high-profile insurance companies and insureds in relation to contentious matters. The law firm has notable experience in reinsurance issues, coverage disputes, business interruption losses related to COVID-19, liability for damages and recovery proceedings. The lawyers boast considerable expertise in cross-border matters".

What the clients say

One client praises the team for their "availability, competence, quality of follow-up, advice and efficient teamwork".

Ranked lawyer

Alexis Valençon | Notable Practitioner (Band 4) 

"Alexis Valençon has a growing reputation in the market, frequently acting on liability claims, coverage disputes, and COVID-19-related business interruption losses. He understands the market worldwide and grasps international concepts and matters really well".

Spain | Insurance (Band 3)

What the team is known for

"Kennedys offers a well-respected department advising a range of Spanish and international insurance and reinsurance companies on litigation across the globe. The law firm frequently handles cross-border mandates and offers advice to policyholders. Its lawyers also advise clients from several industries including healthcare, construction, energy. The team regularly assists with professional indemnity and data protection issues".

What the clients say

"They provide comprehensive legal advice in complex claims".

Ranked lawyers

Olivia Delagrange | Notable Practitioner (Band 4)

"Olivia Delagrange regularly represents insurers and reinsurers in multi-jurisdictional disputes across Europe, profiting from her triple qualification in Spain, Belgium and England and Wales. Her experience includes data protection, product liability, and regulatory matters. One client recommends her for being 'knowledgeable, courteous and punctual'".

Marta Parrondo | Associate to Watch

"Marta Parrondo is an increasingly notable associate who assists with D&O, professional indemnity and employment liability disputes. One client affirms: 'Marta offers timely responses to questions and clear messages'".

Ireland | Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Band 4)

What the team is known for 

"Kennedys acts on high-value financial lines claims, including D&O or professional indemnity cases that are contested on coverage or liability grounds. It assists with important healthcare sector negligence claims. The law firm has notable experience in shipping sector cases. The team also has experience in employers' and public liability cases and motor claims".

Ranked lawyer

David Strahan | Up and Coming Lawyer

"David has a broad practice assisting clients with product liability, employers' liability and public liability claims, as well as advising on motor insurance claims. A client appreciates that David Strahan has 'a strong understanding of our business and our values, which is critically important when trying to settle litigation cases'".

Denmark | Dispute Resolution

Ranked lawyer

Morten Christensen | Notable Practitioner (Band 4)

"Morten Christensen handles cases relating to damages claims, breach of contract and white-collar crime. According to one client, he is 'responsive, good technically and has a can-do attitude'".

About Chambers Europe

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe. Their legal rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research, conducted by our experienced team of researchers, who conduct interviews with referees and clients which helps us understand the views and experiences of clients for the legal work submitting firms provided.

View Kennedys' Chambers Europe 2022 rankings on Chambers & Partner's website.