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E.W. PEARMAN BUILDING, 20 BRUNSWICK STREET, HAMILTON HM 10, BERMUDA
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Work +441 296 9276
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www.kennedys.com
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Alex Potts

Tel:
Work +1 441 278 7165
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Kennedys

Position

Alex is a partner in our Bermuda office. He is admitted as a barrister and an attorney in Bermuda and in England and Wales, and he was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel of England and Wales in 2018. Alex was also admitted to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2005.

With a particular focus on complex disputes, Alex handles matters in the fields of banking, financial services, investment funds, (re)insurance, professional negligence, company law, trusts, asset recovery and contentious insolvency; his practice also extends to matters of public, constitutional and administrative, regulatory, telecommunications, employment, planning, and environmental law.

Career

Alex has conducted cases and appeared as leading counsel before a variety of first-instance and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and regulatory tribunals, in England and Wales, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He is frequently instructed as counsel in ‘Bermuda Form’ international insurance arbitrations, and associated legal proceedings.

Alex has also provided expert evidence on Bermuda law and English law for use in foreign legal proceedings.

Alex is the author of many publications on issues of Bermuda law, and he is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars, both in Bermuda and internationally.

Member

Alex is a member of a number of professional organizations including: INSOL International, COMBAR, and the Chancery Bar Association.

He is also an active member of the Legal Focus Group and the Trust Law Reform Sub-Committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, a committee member (currently the Secretary) of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda, and an appointed member of Bermuda’s Copyright Tribunal.

Education

Qualified in England and Wales
Qualified in Bermuda
Qualified in Cayman Islands


Bermuda

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Potts QC - Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd

Within: Dispute resolution

Global law firm Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged in 2017 to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The team's service, especially in terms of responsiveness, is high, and its industry knowledge is ,'excellent'. The practice covers commercial, trust-related, insurance and reinsurance litigation, professional negligence and contentious insolvencies, as well as international insurance arbitration. It acted for CBC entities, as managers, developers, and long-term leaseholders of a prestigious club and resorts, in Supreme Court litigation against the freeholder over redevelopment terms. 'Excellent on his feet', Alex Potts QC is 'particularly good and always well prepared and focused on the important issues'; in 2018 he became the first Bermuda-based barrister ever to be appointed QC of England and Wales. Mark Chudleigh is managing partner; Nick Miles is another key contact.

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Insurance/reinsurance

Within: Insurance/reinsurance

In 2017, global law firm Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The team's advice is 'practical and executable'; the practice ' compares well to its competitors, and its attorneys are knowledgeable, skilled and responsive '. It stands out for its experience in international insurance arbitrations, particularly high-value Bermuda Form insurance coverage disputes. Recent highlights include representing Allied World Assurance and Ironshore Insurance in injunctive relief proceedings that arose from New York Bankruptcy Court proceedings issued by assignees of MF Global. The names to note are managing partner Mark Chudleigh, recently appointed silk Alex Potts QC and Nick Miles.

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Trusts/private client

Within: Trusts/private client

In 2017, global legal practice Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The practice's recent work includes representing professional trustees in heavily contested, multi-party proceedings, which involved the Bermuda Court's approval of a complex, high-value transaction; it also assists trustees and beneficiaries with other court applications, including Section 47 restructurings, and it advises charitable trusts and charitable foundations on Bermudian legal issues. Recently appointed silk in England and Wales, Alex Potts QC 'deals with matters efficiently; whenever he expresses an opinion he does so cogently, identifying the real issues and addressing them effectively and swiftly'. Managing partner Mark Chudleigh and Nick Miles are also key contacts.

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