Neil Beresford is a specialist in high-value Colombian litigation. He has worked in Colombia for almost 20 years and runs cases in almost every jurisdiction, including civil courts, administrative courts, criminal courts, the Constitutional Court, arbitration tribunals, the Office of the Controller General (the Controller’s Office or CGR), the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, and the Prosecutor’s Office.
Neil works with international reinsurers doing business in Colombia and also with Colombian companies doing business abroad. He has worked with Colombian insurers on the structure of global property programmes for multi-latina corporations.
In recent years, Neil’s practice has focused on the Controller’s Office. He is also representing insurers and reinsurers in a long-running insurance dispute relating to the Central Bank of Colombia and its role in the collapse of the UPAC lending system in the 1990s.
Neil is actively involved in the development of Colombian insurance and reinsurance law and speaks regularly on the subject.