Kyle Masters > Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited

Work Department

Regulatory; dispute resolution


Kyle is a senior associate with extensive experience in regulatory and compliance law, internal and external risk mitigation, corporate governance, enforcement actions and business strategy.


Kyle was called as a barrister in 2009. He practised in a Bermuda firm specialising in civil and commercial litigation until 2013 when he joined the Bermuda Regulatory Authority. As senior legal adviser, Kyle was responsible for developing and enforcing regulatory rules and statutes on behalf of the Authority as well as advising the Board of Commissioners on regulatory trends and strategy. In 2016 he joined the senior management of a major telecommunications operator. As head of strategy and regulation he provided advice to the Board and CEO on risk mitigation, strategy, government relations and regulatory advice.

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Regulatory and compliance

(Rising stars)

Kyle MastersCarey Olsen Bermuda Limited

At Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited, a multidisciplinary team of corporate, finance, private client and dispute resolution lawyers handle the full spectrum of regulatory and compliance issues. Recently, the department has specialised in providing advice to financial services clients on economic substance and anti-money laundering issues, sanctions and anti-bribery work, data protection and privacy matters, M&A due diligence and general regulatory compliance issues, particularly in the insurance sector. Bermuda managing partner Michael Hanson has extensive experience in advising on reputational risk matters, sensitive investigations and crisis management scenarios, while senior associate Kyle Masters (who worked at the Bermuda Regulatory Authority prior to joining the firm) regularly advises clients in the finance, energy, telecoms and health sectors on their interactions with statutory bodies and regulators. Other names to note include Mary Ward, Gavin Woods and senior counsel Michael Frith, who joined the firm from Conyers in 2020.

Bermuda > Dispute resolution

Jointly led by Michael Hanson and Keith Robinson, the dispute resolution team at Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited attracts an array of instructions from ultra-high-net-worth individuals and multinationals. Notably strong in the insurance sector, Hanson specialises in crisis management issues, corporate cases, employment and regulatory investigations, and executive disputes; while Robinson has considerable experience acting in high-value offshore trust litigation and insolvency issues. Other areas of focus for the department include multi-jurisdictional freezing injunctions, asset tracing matters and cross-border restructurings; counsel Henry Tucker, who divides his time between Bermuda and Hong Kong, specialises in the latter. Counsel Sam Stevens and senior associates Cheri Minors and Kyle Masters are further names to note.