Sam Stevens > Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited
Rosebank Centre, 5th Floor
11 Bermudiana Road
Pembroke HM 08

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Restructuring and Insolvency


Sam specialises in the resolution of complex corporate and commercial disputes, frequently with a cross-border element. He has significant experience handling a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with a particular emphasis on shareholder disputes, civil fraud and restructuring/insolvency cases. He has had conduct of disputes in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including banking, investment funds, insurance, energy, real estate, logistics, construction and media.

Sam has particular experience in the field of international arbitration, and has acted for commercial parties in arbitrations seated in London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore and Kuwait under the auspices of most of the world’s major arbitral institutions.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen Bermuda, Sam was a Senior Associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations team at international law firm DLA Piper, where he practised in both its Dubai and Singapore offices for almost seven years. Prior to that Sam worked for international law firms Clyde & Co in Dubai and Norton Rose Fulbright in London.

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Dispute resolution

From handling multi-party, cross-jurisdictional litigation to domestic claims, the ‘broad and deep’ dispute resolution practice at Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited has expertise in the full range of disputes, with notable experience in insolvencies, employment claims, restructurings and high-net-worth family law disputes. Michael Hanson, who has significant expertise in multi-jurisdictional crisis management work and regulatory investigations, co-heads the practice alongside the ‘incredibly hardworkingKeith Robinson, who is an experienced trust litigator. Regulatory specialist Kyle Masters, multi-national civil and commercial disputes specialist Sam Stevens, and employment expert Jay Webster are also key names to note in the practice, while Claire van Overdijk KC took silk in 2023.