Firm Profile > Kennedys > Hamilton, Bermuda

Kennedys
E.W. PEARMAN BUILDING
20 BRUNSWICK STREET
HAMILTON HM 10
Bermuda

Insurance/reinsurance Tier 2

The Bermuda office of global insurance law firm Kennedys 'has excellent depth and some very talented practitioners' and handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters for insurers, reinsurers and captive insurance companies and their insureds. Managing partner Mark Chudleigh's practice covers the majority of classes of insurance and reinsurance business, and Nick Miles heads the corporate insurance practice. Alex Potts QC is a key name for contentious work.

Testimonials

What makes the practice unique is its ability to work on business matters in a collaborative way‘.

Nick Miles has good knowledge of business and is pragmatic‘.

Key clients

Allied World Insurance Company

Chubb Insurance

AXA XL

CFC Underwriting

Nexus Underwriting

AIG

Jefferies Leveraged Credit Products

Third Point Reinsurance Company

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Kennedys is 'very strong in litigation and advocacy matters, and provides excellent advice and service'. The team has a strong track record in commercial disputes, trusts litigation, insurance and reinsurance claims, professional negligence disputes, contentious restructuring and insolvency issues, and public law and regulatory disputes. Bermuda managing partner Mark Chudleigh and Alex Potts QC are highly experienced in commercial litigation, and senior associate Lewis Preston was hired from Maples Group's Hong Kong office.

Testimonials

The firm has a small core team that ensures clients get personal attention, good intra-team communications and exceptional responsiveness‘.

It combines local Bermuda knowledge with the strength of being part of an international insurance practice‘.

Mark Chudleigh is well recognised in the insurance and reinsurance sector and is hugely knowledgeable‘.

Key clients

Blink Health

Annuity & Life Re

Reignwood International Investment Group

Apex Fund Services

Markel Catco Investment Management

Our firm

Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd., the associated Bermuda office of the international litigation and insurance firm, Kennedys, is one of the leading law firms in Bermuda. Our partners have over twenty years’ experience advising clients on some of the largest and most complex legal issues facing insurers, reinsurers, corporate organisations, and financial and professional service providers.

Members of our Bermuda-based team have in-depth international and local experience, having practiced both ‘onshore’ and ‘offshore’ for many years, both as barristers and advocates, and as solicitors and attorneys.

Our global reach, local and international experience, and deep sector knowledge provide our Bermuda-based lawyers with an extensive understanding of the global and local issues facing our clients.

Our practice

Our specialist insurance and reinsurance practice advises clients on all classes of business, including general liability (particularly the “Bermuda Form”), professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, financial institutions, product liability, Industry Loss Warranties, Insurance Linked Securities, captive insurance programmes, property, life insurance and other classes of long-term business, environmental liability, construction, marine and cargo, personal accident, life insurance, workers compensation, and motor liability.

We offer a “one stop” service for Bermuda-related arbitration work, including arbitrations seated or held in Bermuda, London, Toronto and elsewhere, and we are in a unique position to offer clients access to our global network and highly specialist insurance teams in London, New York, and in every other Kennedys office throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Our team also offers unique specialist expertise advising and acting on Offshore Professional Risks, involving professional negligence claims in offshore jurisdictions relating to directors, officers, trustees, fiduciaries, corporate service providers, lawyers, accountants, fund administrators, auditors, insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, custodians, investment managers, insurance brokers, architects, building professionals, and medical professionals.

We advise and represent corporate clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, both in litigation and in arbitration, as well as on insolvency and restructuring matters, trusts disputes, and regulatory issues.

Our Bermuda-based lawyers have appeared as Leading Counsel or Counsel in some of the largest and most complex pieces of commercial and trusts litigation before the Supreme Court of Bermuda in the past ten years, as well as conducting appeals before the Court of Appeal for Bermuda and the Privy Council in London.

We have particular experience of dealing with urgent applications for injunctive relief, including freezing injunctions, anti-suit injunctions, and provisional liquidation appointments. We are also regularly involved in asset tracing and asset recovery proceedings, contested winding up petitions, minority shareholder petitions and corporate governance disputes, as well as applications for the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, and for the production of evidence for use in foreign proceedings

Our team also has considerable experience advising clients on corporate transactions and commercial matters including commercial contracts, ownership agreements and corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance matters, securities offerings, and employment law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance and Reinsurance Mark Chudleigh mark.chudleigh@kennedyslaw.com +1 441 278 7160
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mark Chudleigh  photo Mr Mark Chudleigh
Mr Nick Miles  photo Mr Nick Miles
Mr Alex Potts  photo Mr Alex Potts
Number of lawyers : 6

DIVERSITY AT KENNEDYS

As a growing global law firm, attracting and retaining talent from a variety of different backgrounds has allowed us to develop a distinct culture that we are proud of.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity at Kennedys. Our principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity apply not only to our employees, but also to the way we treat our visitors, clients, customers and suppliers.

Demonstrating our commitment, we were proud to be the global gold-level partners of the Dive In festival for the first time in 2018. Dive In is a multi-award winning festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance run by Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a cross market collaboration of C-suite executives and industry associations driving the strategic push for greater diversity in the Lloyd’s market.

Our equality and diversity policy

We support our workplace and clients by following our equality and diversity policy. Our policy covers:

  • Discrimination
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and promotion
  • Termination of employment
  • Treating outside parties
  • Monitoring
  • Disabled employees.

Everyone at Kennedys has a duty to act in accordance with our equality and diversity policy. They must treat others with dignity at all times, and not discriminate against or harass job applicants or other employees regardless of their status.

Discrimination

Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Recruitment and selection

Job applicants do not suffer discrimination, job selection criteria are regularly reviewed to ensure they are relevant to the job, and short listing of applicants is completed by more than one person.

Training and promotion

Training needs are identified through regular reviews. All promotion decisions will be made on the basis of merit.

Termination of employment

Any disciplinary procedures and penalties are applied without discrimination and redundancy criterion and procedures are fair and objective.

Treating outside parties

Kennedys is free to accept instruction from any particular client and refusal to act will not be based on any protected characteristics. Lawyers will be instructed based on their skills, experience and ability.

Monitoring

Workforce composition is monitored at all levels to ensure equality of opportunity across the firm. Where appropriate, steps will be taken to identify and remove unjustified barriers.

Disabled employees

Those with a disability will be treated fairly and reasonable adjustments to the workplace, or job content, will be made to ensure that an employee with a disability is not disadvantaged.