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Carey Olsen

2ND FLOOR, ATLANTIC HOUSE, 11 PAR-LA-VILLE ROAD, HAMILTON, HM11, BERMUDA
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Work +1 441 542 4500
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Mary Ward

Tel:
Work +1 441 542 4507
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Web:
www.careyolsen.com/
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate; Banking and Finance

Position

Mary is a partner in Carey Olsen's corporate team and advises on all aspects of commercial and corporate law, with extensive experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of private and public companies and private equity. She has also advised on insurance matters, including incorporation and ongoing regulatory requirements of commercial insurers, equity and debt financings of insurers and insurance groups including private placements, listed debt offerings and IPOs.

Career

Mary joined Carey Olsen Bermuda after 15 years at Conyers Dill & Pearman. Prior to her arrival in Bermuda, she worked for international law firms Linklaters in New York and Slaughter and May in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and the Bermuda Bar in 2004.


Bermuda

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Carey Olsen Bermuda opened in late 2017, with the corporate department established in early 2018. The practice advises on public and private M&A and on completing exchange-based listings; it also acts for boards and shareholders. Mary Ward, whose practice includes M&A, restructuring private and public companies, and private equity, joined from Conyers to head up the corporate practice; corporate partner Gavin Woods and Bermuda managing partner and employment law specialist Michael Hanson joined from Appleby.

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    - Dorda
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