Mr Mark Chudleigh > Kennedys > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Mark Chudleigh
Mark is the lead partner of our Bermuda office and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration that involves the insurance, financial services, and private client sectors.
He maintains an international practice and frequently represents clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, particularly involving the United States, having been admitted as an attorney in the State of California in 1998. After practicing at two leading firms in London for 16 years he established the Bermuda law firm, now known as Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd., in 2006.
Mark’s commercial litigation practice includes corporate, insolvency, trusts and insurance matters involving commercial entities in Bermuda, other British Overseas Territories, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Mark’s insurance practice covers all classes of business, including general liability (particularly the “Bermuda Form”), professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, financial institutions, product liability, financial reinsurance, property (including property catastrophe reinsurance), environmental liability, energy, construction, marine, cargo, satellites and space, motor, personal accident and workers compensation. He has particular expertise in relation to offshore professional risks in British Overseas Territories, including financial institutions, fund managers and administrators, captive managers, trust companies, accountants and law firms.
Mark is admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales and to the Bars of Bermuda and California. In 2013, he was elected to the Bermuda Bar Council. Mark sits on the Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Bermuda branch) and is a member of ARIAS, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).
Qualified in England and Wales (1990)
Qualified in Bermuda (1992)
Qualified in California (1998)
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Recognised for its ‘international footprint and robust local insurance practice’, the Kennedys team adeptly manages a wide spectrum of high-stakes, complex disputes spanning contractual, insurance, finance, investment fund, shareholder, and multi-jurisdictional insolvency claims. Leading the practice is Mark Chudleigh, who is renowned for his work in international arbitration and high-value insurance claims, with support from Nick Miles, who is an expert in insolvency and restructuring affairs. The team’s ‘future star’, newly promoted partner Laura Williamson, further bolsters its strength, leveraging her expertise in insurance arbitration and professional liability cases. The team is also fortified by associates David Thom and Alexandra Miller, as well as special counsel Erik Penz; all have extensive experience in managing complex contentious matters, particularly within the insurance, construction and professional services sectors.
The team at Kennedys adeptly manages a comprehensive spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious matters, representing insurers, reinsurers, captive insurance companies and their insured clients. Mark Chudleigh co-leads the practice alongside Nick Miles, who is recognised as a ‘stellar regulatory lawyer‘ whose expertise spans public company mergers and economic substance regulations. Laura Williamson adds further depth to the team with her proficiency in handling professional liability claims, director’s liability matters, complex insurance arbitrations, and multi-jurisdictional cases. Other notable contacts within the firm also encompass special counsel Erik Penz, who acts in contentious insurance matters; senior associate Nicolas Champ, who is a specialist in corporate insurance; and associates David Thom and Alexandra Miller.