Joaquín Ruiz Echauri
Joaquín Ruiz Echauri

Contact

jruiz-echauri@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 432 51 58
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid
Spain

Practice areas

  • Insurance and Reinsurance

Profile

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri joined Pérez-Llorca in 2020. Previously, he was the head of the Insurance and Reinsurance practice at a highly prestigious international firm.

Studies:

  • 1992 Degree in Law, Universidad de Navarra
  • 1992 Program of Instruction for Lawyers (P.I.L.), Harvard University
  • 1993 Master’s degree in Corporate Law, IE Business School

He speaks English, French and Spanish.

Experience

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri has over 25 years of experience providing corporate, regulatory and litigious advice for the insurance and reinsurance industry.

During his career he has worked with major national and international clients on M&A transactions, bancassurance alliances, VIF reinsurance agreements, portfolio transfers, reorganisations and all types of corporate matters. From a regulatory point of view, he has provided legal advice on product design, contract interpretation and distribution of insurance and reinsurance and pension funds. Likewise, he is a recognised specialist in the dispute resolution field of the insurance sector and matters on product liability, where he has managed high-level litigation and arbitration disputes.

Academic and Publishing Collaborations

Joaquín is a professor of Private Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He collaborates on journals and specialised press and has published a wide variety of articles and essays related to his practice area, including:

Articles:

  • An analysis of the Royal Decree 1060/2015, of 20 November, approving the regulations for ordination, supervision and solvency of insurance and reinsurance undertakings. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 165-166, 2016, pp. 177-318.
  • The position of international business groups in product liability claims. Diario La Ley, ISSN 1989-6913, no. 8401, 2014.
  • Payment Protection Insurance (PPI): the impact on our legal system of the UK problems with respect to PPI. Revista de la Asociación Española de Abogados Especializados en Responsabilidad Civil y Seguro, ISSN-e 1887-7001, no. 39, 2011.
  • The banking-insurance operator in the criteria of the Directorate-General of Insurance and Pension Funds. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 148, 2011.
  • The role of the place of residence in determining the law and jurisdiction applicable to life insurance contracts. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 147, 2011, pp. 631-653.
  • Articles 77 and 78. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 143-144, 2010.
  • Articles 79 to 96. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 143-144, 2010.
  • Nature and effects of a claim settlement offer by an insurer to its policyholder (II). Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 5, 2008, pp. 8-15.
  • The final problem: the distinction between limitative and delimiting clauses in insurance contracts. ICADE: Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, ISSN 1889-7045, no. 71, 2007 (Issue dedicated to: Nuevos retos del contrato de Seguro).
  • Plurality of employers, responsibility and insurance: the case of contractors, subcontractors and temporary employment agencies at work-related accidents. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 3, 2006.
  • Nature and effects of a claim settlement offer by an insurer to its policyholder. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 8, 2005.
  • Assessment of civil liability claims and procedural intervention of experts. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 2, 2005.
  • Progress towards the European Insurance Contract: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Council of 15 December 2004. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 123-124, 2005.
  • Legal issues on accidents with articulated vehicles. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 122, 2005.
  • Credit institutions’ commitments to pensions: case law interpretation and regulation by the Bank of Spain. Revista de derecho bancario y bursátil, ISSN 0211-6138, Year no. 23, no. 94, 2004.
  • Contracts award through public tendering in public and private companies: Directive 93/38/CEE. Actualidad administrativa, ISSN 1130-9946, no. 16, 1997.
  • Cross-border contamination in nuclear law. Actualidad administrativa, ISSN 1130-9946, no. 4, 1996.

Collaborations on joint publications:

  • Procedural elements of the claim. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • Sustantive elements of the claim. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • Damages at motor vehicle traffic. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • The balance between supervision and efficiency. Supervision in private insurance: Towards solvency II. Minutes of the Congress on Regulation and Supervision in Private Insurance. Valencia, 15 and 16 September 2011. Coordinated by Félix Benito Osma, María Teresa Olavarría Iglesia, Francisco Javier Vercher Moll; Vicente Cuñat Edo (dir.), Juan Bataller Grau (dir.), 2013.
  • Good corporate governance before and after the financial crisis. Study on the insurance sector in Spain 2010: the qualitative aspects of solvency II. Coordinated by Pilar Blanco-Morales Limones, Montserrat Guillén Estany, Inmaculada Domínguez Fabián, 2010.
  • Restructuring and liquidation of insurance companies. Comments on the reform of the regulations governing the organisation and supervision of private insurance: analysis of Law 34/2003 and the regulations approved by Royal Decrees 297 to 301/2004. Coordinated by Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, Editorial Aranzadi 2004.

Books:

  • Insurance Contract Law. Coordinated by Luis Fernando Reglero Campos. Editorial Aranzadi, 2007.
  • Comments on the reform of the regulations governing the organisation and supervision of private insurance: analysis of Law 34/2003 and the regulations approved by Royal Decrees 297 to 301/2004. Coordinated by Joaquín Ruiz Echauri. Editorial Aranzadi, 2004.

Professional Organisations

The Madrid Bar Association (ICAM).

Recognition

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri features in various legal directories such as:

  • Chambers Europe: reconocido como ‘Star Individual’ para el área de ‘Insurance Law’ (2019, 2020, 2021) y anteriormente “Band 1” ininterrumpidamente desde la publicación de esta categoría por ese Directorio.
  • Legal 500 EMEA: incluido en la categoría de ‘Hall of Fame’ para el área de ‘Insurance Law’ (2020) y anteriormente “Leading Individual” desde 2015 interrumpidamente.
  • Who’s Who Legal: «Insurance» (Acritas Star) 2021.
  • Best Lawyers®: ‘Insurance Law’, ‘Litigation’, ‘Corporate and M&A Law’ and ‘Financial Institutions’. Recognised as among the best lawyers in Spain from 2013 to 2020 consecutively.
  • Acritas Stars from 2017 to 2020 consecutively.

Awards

  • Iberian Lawyer: Top 60 Lawyers in Business Law 2021.
  • ILO Choice Awards, Lawyer of the Year, Insurance, Spain (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 y 2018).
  • Best Lawyers®: Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” (2021) in Madrid.
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Contact

jruiz-echauri@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 432 51 58
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid
Spain

Profile

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri joined Pérez-Llorca in 2020. Previously, he was the head of the Insurance and Reinsurance practice at a highly prestigious international firm.

Studies:

  • 1992 Degree in Law, Universidad de Navarra
  • 1992 Program of Instruction for Lawyers (P.I.L.), Harvard University
  • 1993 Master’s degree in Corporate Law, IE Business School

He speaks English, French and Spanish.

Experience

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri has over 25 years of experience providing corporate, regulatory and litigious advice for the insurance and reinsurance industry.

During his career he has worked with major national and international clients on M&A transactions, bancassurance alliances, VIF reinsurance agreements, portfolio transfers, reorganisations and all types of corporate matters. From a regulatory point of view, he has provided legal advice on product design, contract interpretation and distribution of insurance and reinsurance and pension funds. Likewise, he is a recognised specialist in the dispute resolution field of the insurance sector and matters on product liability, where he has managed high-level litigation and arbitration disputes.

Academic and Publishing Collaborations

Joaquín is a professor of Private Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He collaborates on journals and specialised press and has published a wide variety of articles and essays related to his practice area, including:

Articles:

  • An analysis of the Royal Decree 1060/2015, of 20 November, approving the regulations for ordination, supervision and solvency of insurance and reinsurance undertakings. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 165-166, 2016, pp. 177-318.
  • The position of international business groups in product liability claims. Diario La Ley, ISSN 1989-6913, no. 8401, 2014.
  • Payment Protection Insurance (PPI): the impact on our legal system of the UK problems with respect to PPI. Revista de la Asociación Española de Abogados Especializados en Responsabilidad Civil y Seguro, ISSN-e 1887-7001, no. 39, 2011.
  • The banking-insurance operator in the criteria of the Directorate-General of Insurance and Pension Funds. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 148, 2011.
  • The role of the place of residence in determining the law and jurisdiction applicable to life insurance contracts. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 147, 2011, pp. 631-653.
  • Articles 77 and 78. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 143-144, 2010.
  • Articles 79 to 96. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 143-144, 2010.
  • Nature and effects of a claim settlement offer by an insurer to its policyholder (II). Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 5, 2008, pp. 8-15.
  • The final problem: the distinction between limitative and delimiting clauses in insurance contracts. ICADE: Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, ISSN 1889-7045, no. 71, 2007 (Issue dedicated to: Nuevos retos del contrato de Seguro).
  • Plurality of employers, responsibility and insurance: the case of contractors, subcontractors and temporary employment agencies at work-related accidents. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 3, 2006.
  • Nature and effects of a claim settlement offer by an insurer to its policyholder. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 8, 2005.
  • Assessment of civil liability claims and procedural intervention of experts. Revista de responsabilidad civil, circulación y seguro, ISSN 1133-6900, no. 2, 2005.
  • Progress towards the European Insurance Contract: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Council of 15 December 2004. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 123-124, 2005.
  • Legal issues on accidents with articulated vehicles. Revista española de seguros: Publicación doctrinal de Derecho y Economía de los Seguros privados, ISSN 0034-9488, no. 122, 2005.
  • Credit institutions’ commitments to pensions: case law interpretation and regulation by the Bank of Spain. Revista de derecho bancario y bursátil, ISSN 0211-6138, Year no. 23, no. 94, 2004.
  • Contracts award through public tendering in public and private companies: Directive 93/38/CEE. Actualidad administrativa, ISSN 1130-9946, no. 16, 1997.
  • Cross-border contamination in nuclear law. Actualidad administrativa, ISSN 1130-9946, no. 4, 1996.

Collaborations on joint publications:

  • Procedural elements of the claim. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • Sustantive elements of the claim. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • Damages at motor vehicle traffic. Practicum daños 2015 / coordinated by Ana Soler Presas, Pedro del Olmo García, 2014.
  • The balance between supervision and efficiency. Supervision in private insurance: Towards solvency II. Minutes of the Congress on Regulation and Supervision in Private Insurance. Valencia, 15 and 16 September 2011. Coordinated by Félix Benito Osma, María Teresa Olavarría Iglesia, Francisco Javier Vercher Moll; Vicente Cuñat Edo (dir.), Juan Bataller Grau (dir.), 2013.
  • Good corporate governance before and after the financial crisis. Study on the insurance sector in Spain 2010: the qualitative aspects of solvency II. Coordinated by Pilar Blanco-Morales Limones, Montserrat Guillén Estany, Inmaculada Domínguez Fabián, 2010.
  • Restructuring and liquidation of insurance companies. Comments on the reform of the regulations governing the organisation and supervision of private insurance: analysis of Law 34/2003 and the regulations approved by Royal Decrees 297 to 301/2004. Coordinated by Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, Editorial Aranzadi 2004.

Books:

  • Insurance Contract Law. Coordinated by Luis Fernando Reglero Campos. Editorial Aranzadi, 2007.
  • Comments on the reform of the regulations governing the organisation and supervision of private insurance: analysis of Law 34/2003 and the regulations approved by Royal Decrees 297 to 301/2004. Coordinated by Joaquín Ruiz Echauri. Editorial Aranzadi, 2004.

Professional Organisations

The Madrid Bar Association (ICAM).

Recognition

Joaquín Ruiz Echauri features in various legal directories such as:

  • Chambers Europe: reconocido como ‘Star Individual’ para el área de ‘Insurance Law’ (2019, 2020, 2021) y anteriormente “Band 1” ininterrumpidamente desde la publicación de esta categoría por ese Directorio.
  • Legal 500 EMEA: incluido en la categoría de ‘Hall of Fame’ para el área de ‘Insurance Law’ (2020) y anteriormente “Leading Individual” desde 2015 interrumpidamente.
  • Who’s Who Legal: «Insurance» (Acritas Star) 2021.
  • Best Lawyers®: ‘Insurance Law’, ‘Litigation’, ‘Corporate and M&A Law’ and ‘Financial Institutions’. Recognised as among the best lawyers in Spain from 2013 to 2020 consecutively.
  • Acritas Stars from 2017 to 2020 consecutively.

Awards

  • Iberian Lawyer: Top 60 Lawyers in Business Law 2021.
  • ILO Choice Awards, Lawyer of the Year, Insurance, Spain (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 y 2018).
  • Best Lawyers®: Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” (2021) in Madrid.

Office

Madrid

Contact

jruiz-echauri@perezllorca.com
T: +34 91 432 51 58
F: +34 91 436 04 30
Paseo de la Castellana, 50
28046 Madrid

Spain