Mr Erik Gotfredsen > Wakefield Quin > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

Wakefield Quin

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Erik Gotfredsen is a Shareholder and Senior Counsel of Wakefield Quin Limited and has been internationally recognised by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 as one of Bermuda’s leading corporate lawyers. Erik’s practice spans a broad range of sophisticated finance and capital market transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services, structured and project finance, secured lending, mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations. Erik has significant experience advising on joint ventures, partnerships, asset and fund management and regulatory compliance. In addition, Erik has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the establishment of companies in Bermuda, and is routinely instructed by a large number of leading international banks, financial institutions, public companies, private equity firms and onshore law firms.


Before joining Wakefield Quin Limited in May 2014, Erik worked in the Corporate Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited in Bermuda from 2008 to 2014. Prior to arriving in Bermuda in 2008, Erik worked in the Real Estate Finance Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Tokyo, Japan and, before relocating to Tokyo, worked in the Corporate and Commercial Group at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in Vancouver, Canada.


Erik is admitted as a solicitor in British Columbia, England and Wales, Ontario and Bermuda and is an active member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda.


LL.M., Kyushu University (Major in International Business Law) Japan 1999
LL.B. (J.D.), University of Victoria, Canada 1998
B.Com., University of Victoria, Canada, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Erik GotfredsenWakefield Quin

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.

Bermuda > Corporate and commercial

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.