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Carey Olsen

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Bermuda

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen launched its Bermuda office in late 2017, with the banking and finance department established in 2018 when practice head Mary Ward joined from Conyers Dill & Pearman and Gavin Woods was recruited from Appleby. Ward is experienced in securities law and equity and debt financings for insurers and insurance groups (including private placements, listed debt offerings and IPOs), while Woods is recognised for high-profile insurance-linked securities work, investment fund issues and catastrophe bond structures. Adam Bathgate, who relocated to Bermuda from the firm's Cayman Islands office, is the key counsel to note.

Rising stars

Adam Bathgate - Carey Olsen

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen's Bermuda corporate and commercial department was formally established in 2018 with the recruitment of commercial and corporate law expert Mary Ward from Conyers Dill & Pearman; Ward also advises on insurance matters including the incorporation and ongoing regulatory requirements of commercial insurers. The practice also saw Gavin Woods join from Appleby, who specialises in corporate finance, corporate structuring and insurance and reinsurance matters. The team has a significant insurance and financial sector focus, and advises on creating new structures for commercial growth as well as public and private M&A; it also acts for boards and shareholders.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen's Bermuda office was opened in late 2017 and 'has taken the market somewhat by surprise, with nobody expecting the quality of the firm to be so high so quickly'. The dispute resolution department has been particularly active in high-profile litigation for global businesses and ultra-high-net-worth individuals including multi-jurisdictional freezing injunctions, asset tracing matters and cross-border restructurings. Michael Hanson has particular expertise in crisis management, corporate cases, employment and regulatory investigations, and executive disputes, while Keith Robinson is highly rated for trust litigation. Other key contacts are counsels Henry Tucker and Sam Stevens and senior associate Cheri Minors; Stevens recently joined from DLA Piper's Singapore office.

Leading individuals

Keith Robinson - Carey Olsen

Rising stars

Henry Tucker - Carey Olsen

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 3

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen's recently launched Bermuda office hired Mary Ward from Conyers Dill & Pearman to lead the group; she handles a variety of insurance matters including the incorporation of commercial insurers and the related regulatory requirements. Previously at Appleby, Gavin Woods, who also assists with insurance and reinsurance matters, also joined the team.

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 2

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth team is led by Keith Robinson, who is 'an exceptional lawyer, combining the abilities of a barrister with detailed knowledge of trust law'. In addition to his contentious trusts practice, Robinson advises trustees, beneficiaries, settlors and protectors on a wide range of non-contentious Bermuda trust matters. Trust litigation and regulatory lawyer Henry Tucker and offshore trust expert Ashley Fife, who joined from Appleby, are the key names at counsel level, while Cheri Minors is the senior associate to note.

Leading individuals

Keith Robinson - Carey Olsen

Rising stars

Ashley Fife - Carey Olsen

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