Mario Diemoz

Mario is a partner in Kennedys’ Chile office, where he heads up the insurance and reinsurance practice group. He qualified in Chile in 1998, and specialises in insurance and reinsurance matters and claims relating to insurance claims, coverage disputes and policy wordings. He has been practicing in the area of insurance defence and insurance-related litigation for over 20 years.

He has handled cases on a wide array of subject matters, including insurance, contracts and managing complex insurance claims related to property, public liability, construction and engineering, contractors’ all risks, erection all risks, delay in start-up and business interruption. Mario also advises on commercial and regulatory matters.

Mario is a board member of AIDA Chile – Chilean Insurance Law Association, and also of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Qualified in Chile in 1998

A very commercially aware lawyer who always looks for solutions.

Chambers Latin America 2021

Market recognition

  • Notable practitioner and ranked lawyer for 'Insurance (Chile)'
    Chambers Latin America 2022
  • Leading Individual and recommended lawyer for 'Insurance (Chile)'
    The Legal 500 Latin America 2021
  • Notable practitioner and ranked lawyer for 'Insurance (Chile)'
    "Partner Mario Diemoz boasts longstanding experience working in the Chilean insurance arena. Market commentators describe him as a 'very commercially aware lawyer' who 'always looks for solutions.'"
    Chambers Latin America 2021
  • Notable practitioner for 'Insurance' (Chile) 
    "There are few lawyers who know the insurance market as well as he does. He is very well connected with the other players, which makes the negotiations easier." 
    Chambers Latin America 2020
  • 'Profound knowledge of the insurance industry' 
    The Legal 500 Latin America 2019

Work highlights

  • Acted for one of the defendants in several of 2010 earthquake in Chile, including pleas at the Chilean Supreme Court.
  • Representing the reinsurance panel in construction cases and aquaculture claims.
  • Advised buyers in a major transnational merger between the Chilean subsidiaries of two international insurance companies in 2016.
  • Successfully defended insurer in an arbitration related to coverage arising of the volcano erupcion in Chile in 2013.
  • Succesfully defended insurer in an arbitration related to coverage arising of the rescue of a ship.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 LATAM 2021

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 LATAM 2021

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    Notable practitioner for Insurance (Chile)

    Chambers Latin America 2020