Kennedys launches in Portugal via merger with alliance firm

Kennedys has  merged with its Portugal-based associate office Almeida & Athayde to launch Kennedys Portugal.

Nick Thomas
Nick Thomas

Founding partners Paulo Cruz Almeida and Augusto de Albuquerque de Athayde will join the firm with three assistants.

Senior partner Nick Thomas said: “In making this move, Kennedys is consolidating its footprint in the Iberian peninsula and using this as a further platform to target the increasingly important insurance markets of Portugal and Portuguese-speaking territories in Africa, Asia and Latin America.”

In September last year the firm opened in Miami with the aim of capturing insurance-related work emerging from South America (23 September 2010).