Paulino Fajardo


Herbert Smith Freehills
Calle de Velázquez 63
28001 Madrid

Tel: +34 91 423 4110
Fax: +34 609 809 032


Paulino joined Herbert Smith Freehills in November 2014. He is dual qualified as a Spanish lawyer (ICAM) and a solicitor (England and Wales), as well as an accredited mediator (CEDR).

His professional experience has been focused on international dispute resolution for the insurance sector. He acts as advocate, mediator, arbitrator and counsel to arbitration. His areas of practice had been environmental liability, banking and financial fraud, political risks, energy (oil & gas, renewables), professional liability, construction, breach of contract, transport and aviation and reinsurance. A skilled negotiator and legal strategist, he is considered to be an eminent practitioner in ADR. Comparative law is at the heart of his practice.

During the last 20 years he has led the defence of the interests of, mainly, reinsurance companies and Lloyd´s Syndicates in complex civil, criminal and administrative matters in different jurisdictions.

Our non-contentious insurance practice is widely regarded as one of the finest, advising on some of the largest and most innovative transactions and restructurings in the sector.

Our team has genuine breadth and depth of expertise that is recognised on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Much of our work is cross-border in nature and our international network of sector specialists located in London, Australia, Russia, continental Europe and Asia ensures that our clients receive a seamless service on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Non-contentious matters on which we advise include: M&A, restructuring, regulatory, portfolio transfers, reinsurance arrangements, product development, advisory work, distribution arrangements, outsourcing and tax.

We have the ability to advise insurance company clients on stand-alone legal and regulatory issues—an essential part of the service that our clients expect, and requires an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business, the regulators and the markets in which they operate.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.

We can help you thrive in the global economy. Operating from over 20 offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, we can deliver whatever expertise you need, wherever you need it.

Because technical ability alone is not enough, we seek to build exceptional working relationships with our clients. By doing so, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially astute, innovative advice and create better business outcomes for our clients.


Paulino Fajardo recently joined Herbert Smith Freehills and is well regarded in the insurance market. He is experienced in professional and environmental liability, and acts as both mediator and arbitrator within complex disputes. He is dual-qualified in Spain and the United Kingdom.
Chambers & Partners, 2015