‘Intelligent, with an excellent knowledge of the field’, [Hermès Marangos] offers the ability to ‘think outside the box and get inside the Latin American psyche’.
The Legal 500 UK 2019
“Hermès Marangos leads the Latin America practice and has vast experience in commercial litigation”.
“Peers regard Hermès Marangos as a “very impressive” figure. He is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on issues in Latin America”.
Hermès is recognised as a leading international lawyer, having over 25 years’ experience working for major organisations and entities on complex matters, particularly in Latin America, the Mediterranean basin, MENA, West Africa and Asia. He is qualified both as a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales and has litigated, arbitrated or mediated in more than 60 countries. He has experience as an arbitrator and also has rights of audience in the MENA region and Latin America.
Hermès is experienced in dispute resolution in the financial services, construction, engineering and energy industries. He also advises clients on regulatory and corporate matters.
Hermès is fluent in seven languages, including Spanish and Portuguese. He is co-author of a key textbook on reinsurance law, a co-author of the book “War Risks and Terrorism”, and a contributor to textbooks on conflicts of law, property risks and mass torts. He is a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London and drafts critical wordings for the international market. He lectures and publishes widely on significant international conflicts of law matters and on specialist risks and legal and forensic investigations.
He also works closely with various bodies, including the Ministry of Justice, the Bar Council and the Law Society, promoting English law and jurisdiction worldwide. He advises international organisations on human rights, namely the rights of children and the demobilisation of child soldiers.
Hermès is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in The Legal 500 UK 2020 for his insurance and reinsurance litigation practice. The 2019 Guide ranked Hermès as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his banking litigation and commercial litigation expertise. Hermès is ranked as a Band 3 expert in Chambers Global 2019 and Chambers Latin America 2020 for his Insurance expertise in the region.
“Clients praise him for his “multi-jurisdictional knowledge and language skills, which make dealing with international cases with complicated issues much easier.” He is best known for advising London insurers and reinsurers on coverage issues in several Latin American jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Brazil. He also has a strong non-contentious practice advising UK clients on regulatory matters in Latin America”. Chambers Global – Latin America
“Peers regard Hermès Marangos as a “very impressive” figure. He is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on issues in Latin America”. Chambers UK
“Hermès Marangos leads the Latin America practice and has vast experience in commercial litigation”. Chambers Global
“Hermès Marangos of Signature Litigation LLP continues to be recognised by peers for the strength of his insurance and reinsurance practice covering the Latin American region”. Chambers Latin America
“Hermès Marangos of Signature Litigation LLP is well regarded for his expertise handling Latin American insurance and reinsurance matters. Commentators have found him to be “enthusiastic and very knowledgeable of the Latin American region.”” Chambers Latin America
“Specialist dispute resolution firm Signature Litigation LLP focuses on international work in emerging markets, particularly Latin America; barrister and solicitor Hermès Marangos heads the practice and also has experience in litigation and arbitration across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Basin.” The Legal 500
“The highly specialised dispute resolution boutique has a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases, particularly in Latin America. In this regard, practice head Hermès Marangos is the go-to expert, as one of the pioneers on complex matters for the insurance and reinsurance industry in Latin America. ‘Intelligent, with an excellent knowledge of the field’, he offers the ability to ‘think outside the box and get inside the Latin American psyche’.” The Legal 500
“Hermes Marangos enjoys impressive client feedback for his Latin American policy coverage work, as sources report: “He is an extremely knowledgeable individual but also one who appreciates the real-world scenarios in which laws apply. He is someone whom I will always approach for a legal opinion.”” Chambers Latin America
“The firm stands out for its Latin American expertise, with the ‘outstanding’ Hermes Marangos handling a variety of high-profile matters involving Brazil or Mexico.” The Legal 500
“Hermes Marangos is enthusiastic, has a unique knowledge of his subject and jurisdictions and an undoubted ability to think out of the box and to seek out a settlement which will benefit the insurer.” The Legal 500
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