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Legal market overview

One of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance and financial centres, Bermuda is also a jurisdiction of choice for incorporating global companies that look to list on internationally recognised stock exchanges. With more insurance-linked fund managers based in Bermuda than in any other jurisdiction, a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund formations recently took place. Bermuda is also a highly developed offshore jurisdiction for asset-backed securitisation transactions.

Recent developments saw Bermuda introduce the Companies and Limited Liability Company (Initial Coin Offering) Amendment Act 2018 (ICO Act) and the Digital Asset Business Act (DABA). These changes aim to regulate initial coin offerings and digital asset business that is carried out in or from within Bermuda, and have kept the jurisdiction's fintech lawyers busy with advisory work.

Global law firms Appleby and Conyers Dill & Pearman remain the dominant legal practices in Bermuda; significant local firms include Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited, MJM Limited and Wakefield Quin.

The market has also experienced new entrants, such as Cayman Islands-based firm Walkers, through Taylors in association with Walkers, and the BVI-based Harneys, which is associated with Zuill & Co. In late 2017, Channel Islands-headquartered firm Carey Olsen established Carey Olsen Bermuda, hiring managing partner Michael Hanson, who advises Bermuda-based global insurance and reinsurance businesses, and Keith Robinson, who joined in early 2018 and acts in commercial litigation (including insolvency and restructuring), from Appleby.

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