Firm Profile > Wakefield Quin > Hamilton, Bermuda

Wakefield Quin
VICTORIA PLACE
31 VICTORIA STREET
HAMILTON HM10
Bermuda

Real estate Tier 1

Led by senior counsel Michelle Stone, the team at Wakefield Quin is ‘fully informed on laws in Bermuda with respect to real estate purchases’, with particular expertise in the acquisition and development of hotels, hotel residences, and residential and commercial property. Stone is noted for her advice on high-end residential properties, hotels and bank security work, while senior counsel Scott Swainson regularly provides property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, developers and investors. Real estate-related restructuring transactions, the administration of condominium complexes, fractional interest acquisitions, and commercial leases are other areas of focus for the team, which also includes associate Celia Tuzo.

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Testimonials

‘They are fully informed on laws in Bermuda with respect to real estate purchases. Very efficient and excellent communication practices.’

‘We worked with Michelle Stone, who comes highly recommended.’

Key clients

Clearwater Development Limited (Azura)

Sardis Development Ltd.

Washington Properties Limited

Shirlestone Trust/ QoE Development

Themis Limited

Gilbert Lopes / GL Construction

Yellowfin Restaurant Group

TP Holdco/Gencom Group (Tuckers Point)

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

As a go-to firm for real estate financing projects in Bermuda, Wakefield Quin fields a banking, finance and capital markets team, which primarily advises clients on banking issues, project finance work and structured finance matters. The practice also has experience assisting with debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services mandates, and secured lending matters. The department's work is primarily handled by director and CEO Erik Gotfredsen, alongside fellow director Ian Stone. Managing partner Nicholas Hoskins also has experience in this area.

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Key clients

Accenture Group

AmTrust Insurance Group

ATN International, Inc.

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited

Dragon Oil Group

H&K AAG Holdings LLC

National General Insurance Group

Nordic Trustee ASA

Seacrest Group

VEON Ltd.

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

Led by Nicholas Hoskins, the team at Wakefield Quin is particularly active in cross-border reorganisations and restructurings, M&A, hotel-condo real estate developments and acquisitions, and insurance and reinsurance matters. The group also frequently assists public companies and private equity funds with corporate and commercial issues. Director and CEO Erik Gotfredsen handles joint ventures, partnerships, asset and fund management work, and regulatory and compliance matters, while Ian Stone’s expertise also encompasses offshore corporate and partnership structures and general corporate work.

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Key clients

Accenture Group

AmTrust Insurance Group

ATN International, Inc.

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Limited

Dragon Oil Group

H&K AAG Holdings LLC

National General Insurance Group

Nordic Trustee ASA

Seacrest Group

VEON Ltd.

Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Debby Correia  photo Ms Debby Correia Debby Correia is an Associate and divides her time within the Litigation,…
Ms Katrina Dickson  photo Ms Katrina Dickson Katrina is a Property Attorney & Barrister
Ms Jemima Fearnside  photo Ms Jemima Fearnside Jemima (known informally as Jemma) is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate…
Mr Roderick Forrest  photo Mr Roderick Forrest Rod Forrest is a Director and Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department and…
Mr Erik Gotfredsen  photo Mr Erik Gotfredsen Erik Gotfredsen is a Shareholder and Senior Counsel of Wakefield Quin Limited…
Mr Wendell Hollis  photo Mr Wendell Hollis Senior Counsel
Mr Richard Horseman  photo Mr Richard Horseman Richard Horseman is a Director and Senior Counsel in the Litigation Department…
Mr Nicholas Hoskins  photo Mr Nicholas Hoskins Nicholas Hoskins is a Senior Counsel and Managing Director of Wakefield Quin…
 Mr Matthew Mason  photo Mr Matthew Mason Matthew Mason is an Associate in the Litigation Department. Matthew has a…
Mr Johann Oosthuizen  photo Mr Johann Oosthuizen Johann Oosthuizen joined Wakefield Quin Limited in January 2014 as an Associate…
Mr Jai Pachai  photo Mr Jai Pachai Jai Pachai is a Senior Counsel and Director of Wakefield Quin Limited…
Mrs Michelle Stone  photo Mrs Michelle Stone Michelle Stone is Head of the Property Department at Wakefield Quin Limited. Michelle…
Mr Ian Stone  photo Mr Ian Stone Ian Stone is a Director and Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department…
Ms Cristen Suess  photo Ms Cristen Suess Cristen Suess is an Associate in the Litigation Department and her practice…
Mr Scott Swainson  photo Mr Scott Swainson Scott Swainson is a Senior Counsel in the Property Department of Wakefield…
Ms Celia Tuzo  photo Ms Celia Tuzo Associate