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Bermuda

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

Wakefield Quin

Wakefield Quin is highly rated for advising on the financing of commercial real estate projects in Bermuda; the firm also has a substantial regulatory practice. The team acted for Clearwater Development on its senior and subordinated debt financing for the redevelopment of a distressed hotel property, formerly known as Surfside, under the new name Azura Hotel and Residences. Erik Gotfredsen's practice covers complex finance and capital market transactions, with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services, structured and project finance, and secured lending. Ian Stone's experience includes IPOs, project finance and banking transactions.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Wakefield Quin

Wakefield Quin's corporate group is best known for advising on M&A; hotel and condominium real estate developments and acquisitions; cross-border reorganisations and restructurings; the establishment of investment vehicles and funds; and insurance and reinsurance matters. The firm’s regulatory practice saw an increase in work from the electronic communications, broadcasting and electricity sectors; the team's highlights included advising ATN International on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Fireminds, a technology solutions company that is focused on global software development and managed cloud services. Erik Gotfredsen and Ian Stone are the names to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Wakefield Quin

Wakefield Quin is best known for advising on hotel and hotel residence developments and acquisitions; complex financing and restructuring deals; residential and commercial property acquisitions and developments; and the administration of condominium complexes. Recent highlights include acting for Gencom Real Estate Services on its acquisition of Tuckers Point Resort, a Bermudian multi-purpose tourism facility that includes a real estate development operation and one of Bermuda’s leading golf courses. In other areas, the team advised Washington Properties on the construction of an office block, Washington House (which includes penthouse apartments above the offices), and the letting of office space to tenants. Senior lawyer Michelle Stone is property head and particularly noted for assisting property developers, local and non-Bermudian clients with acquiring high-end residential property and fractional interests in developments that involve hotels, banks and security interests. In 2018, the firm hired Scott Swainson as senior counsel from Appleby, where he was responsible for the firm’s Bermuda property practice for over 15 years. Swainson is recommended for complex commercial and residential property transactions, as well as for property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, hotel and condominium developers, and investors.

Leading individuals

Michelle Stone - Wakefield Quin

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