Real estate in Bermuda


Led by Francesca Fox , the Bermuda property department at Conyers has experience acting in large deals concerning the full spectrum of asset classes, including hotel, office, residential, retail and mixed-use properties. Fox excels in an array of real estate transactions, ranging from the acquisition and redevelopment of major hotels to the implementation of key infrastructure projects, to the acquisition and disposal of high-end residential properties for local and international clients. High-value leases and complex property financing work are additional key bedrocks of the department.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Fox

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Goodwin 

Key clients

MND Limited

Dovetail + Co

Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd.

CdB Limited

Gencom Acquisition LLC

Hamilton Properties Limited

Afiniti, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Dovetail + Co on its acquisition of the Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa.
  • Advised MND Properties Limited on the pre-completion corporate occupier lettings at Point House.
  • Advised Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd. on the completion of the St. Regis Resort and the sale of its hotel residences.

Wakefield Quin

Wakefield Quin’s property team brings vast experience to bear on high-value acquisitions and developments of hotels, hotel residences and residential and commercial property. Practice lead Michelle Stone deals with an assortment of property developers and domestic and international clients acquiring high-end residential properties, assisting with bank security work, and dealing with the property requirements of the hotel sector. Scott Swainson frequently provides property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, as well as hotel and condominium developers and investors. Among the other areas of strength for the department are real estate-related restructuring transactions and large-scale commercial leases.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Stone; Scott Swainson

Other key lawyers:

Katrina Dickson 

Key clients

TP Holdco/Gencom

Clearwater Development Limited

Atlantic Hotel Limited

Gilbert Lopes/ GL Construction

Sardis Developments Ltd.

The Honey Hill Trust

Work highlights

  • Advised Clearwater on its acquisition of Surfside Beach Club from its previous owners and on the financing of the redevelopment of the site to create Azura (a condominium hotel with a compulsory leaseback component).
  • Advised Nautilus Trust and Atlantic Hotel Limited on its acquisition of Nautilus and the creation of a sister condominium resort to Azura.
  • Advised the Honey Hill Trust on the creation of a leasehold condominium estate and acted on the sale of 13 leasehold units.

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited’s private client and real estate department assists domestic and international clients with an assortment of residential and commercial property transactions. Commercial and residential freehold and leasehold property acquisitions and disposals, property financings and infrastructure projects are key areas of strength. Lorren Wilson heads up the department.

Practice head(s):

Lorren Wilson

MJM Limited

MJM Limited‘s property practice mainly advises on residential and commercial property acquisitions, spanning the residential, recreational, resort, industrial, commercial, hotel, office and retail sectors. The main name to note is vastly experienced department head Denis De Frias.

Other key lawyers:

Denis De Frias