Javier Montero

Javier Montero

Senior Associate Madrid, Spain

Javier is a Senior Associate in Kennedys’ Madrid office, qualified in Spain in 2004 and joined Kennedys in 2005. He is fluent in English and French.

He specialises in property, energy and construction claims, handles matters protecting insurers’ interests, including contractors' all risks (CAR), erection all risks (EAR), all risks, latent defects, surety bonds, products and civil liability, both domestically and internationally. He has extensive background in dispute resolution, contractual and tort liability, and Professional Indemnity.

Javier has  managed an extensive portfolio of latent defects risks written in Spain for the London Market and acts on matters in Spain, Europe and Latam.

Javier regularly contributes towards Kennedys’ publications and seminars, and delivers training to foreign underwriters and claims managers. He is also a member of the Civil Liability & Insurance Section of the Madrid Bar Association, and of the Spanish Young Insurance Professionals Group.


  • Qualified in Spain in 2004

Market recogniton

  • Rising Star and recommended lawyer for 'Insurance (Spain)'
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Work highlights

  • Handled a latent defect portfolio with more than 200 files for a London Market insurer. Most of the claims were fully dismissed and the claimants ordered to pay legal costs.
  • Defended architect for construction damages in a pre-existing building. This was a complex claim with very high quantum, which was fully dismissed with legal costs.
  • Defended technical architect in criminal and civil proceedings for fatal casualties arising from building works.
  • emea-rising-star-2021.png

    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

  • emea-recommended-lawyer-2021.png

    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021