Arch Insurance International secures new general counsel

She brings a decade of experience across private practice and in-house roles

Arch Insurance International secures new general counsel

Insurance News

By Roxanne Libatique

Arch Insurance International (Arch) has appointed Silvia Martinez (pictured) as its new general counsel, effective immediately.

With 10 years of legal experience in private practice and in-house roles, Martinez has extensive corporate governance knowledge and expertise overseeing complex corporate and capital market transactions.

Before joining Arch, Martinez worked for Aspen Insurance Group as the group general counsel and company secretary and a member of the group executive committee. She also worked as an associate at law firms Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and was a deputy city attorney for the Oakland City Attorney’s Office.   

In her new role, Martinez will be based in London and report to Kirsten Valder, the chief administrative officer at Arch Insurance International.

Commenting on the appointment, Valder said: “Silvia is a great addition to Arch Insurance International. A highly respected corporate lawyer, she also brings extensive insurance market expertise to the role. She is highly motivated, collaborative, and business-oriented in her approach, and I look forward to working closely with her.”

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