Firm Profile > MJM Limited > Hamilton, Bermuda

MJM Limited
THISTLE HOUSE
4 BURNABY STREET
HAMILTON HM11
Bermuda

Real estate Tier 1

Working in close collaboration with the firm’s dispute resolution, regulatory, corporate and finance specialists, MJM Limited's real estate group primarily assists clients with residential and commercial property acquisitions and sales, as well as mortgage issues. Notable projects and transactions span residential, recreational, resort, industrial, commercial, hotel, office and retail properties. Director Denis de Frias leads the firm’s property practice, while Hildeberto (Hil) de Frias is also experienced in property-related transactions.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Alongside its international equity offering and listing capabilities, MJM Limited has a strong local reputation for asset and ship finance work, most notably in cross-border deals involving Norwegian and Asian shipping and offshore drilling clients. Following the departure of Peter Martin, Jeremy Leese now leads the firm’s corporate and finance department, which also handles a diverse array of international banking and finance mandates, real estate finance work, and corporate borrowing transactions. The experienced Brian Holdipp, who was promoted to counsel in late 2019, is another key practitioner in this space.

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Key clients

Avance Gas Holding Ltd.

Borr Drilling Ltd.

Clarien Bank Limited

FLEX LNG Ltd.

Frontline Limited

Golar LNG Limited

Golden Ocean Group Limited

Hermitage Offshore

Services Ltd.

HSBC

Nordic American Tankers Ltd

Nordic American Offshore Ltd

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

Northern Drilling Ltd.

Northern Ocean Ltd.

SFL Corporation Ltd.

2020 Bulkers Ltd

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

Following Peter Martin’s retirement, director Jeremy Leese now leads MJM Limited’s corporate and finance department, which handles a wide variety of corporate matters. The group regularly handles M&A, corporate finance work, and complex corporate reorganisations and restructurings; the team also has a strong track record in cross-border transactions involving Norwegian and Asian clients, particularly in the shipping and offshore drilling sectors. Promoted to counsel in 2020, Brian Holdipp advises on redomiciliations, partnership issues, and compliance matters relating to economic substance legislation and other regulatory regimes.

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Key clients

Avance Gas Holding Ltd.

Borr Drilling Ltd.

Clarien Bank Limited

FLEX LNG Ltd.

Frontline Limited

Golar LNG Limited

Golden Ocean Group Limited

Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd.

HSBC

Nordic American Tankers Ltd

Nordic American Offshore Ltd

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

Northern Drilling Ltd.

Northern Ocean Ltd.

SFL Corporation Ltd.

2020 Bulkers Ltd

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Headed up by Fozeia Rana-Fahy, who is singled out for her involvement in high-value trust litigation, MJM Limited regularly acts for clients in insolvency litigation, banking-related disputes, employment claims and regulatory matters. Leading the firm’s recovery and enforcement team, Jennifer Haworth is noted for her expertise in fraud, asset recovery and tracing matters, while senior counsel Andrew Martin is experienced in international insolvencies, debt restructuring issues and schemes of arrangement. Another senior counsel to note is Alan Dunch.

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Testimonials

‘The MJM team really has a personal touch with their new clients. From the beginning of the relationship, I felt I was with a group that cared about my situation and was going to do everything in their power to get the best outcome for me.’

‘The two individuals that stand out most in my mind are Fozeia Rana-Fahy and Tim Molton. Fozeia helped me to feel that I was cared for and was able to boil down a very emotional situation to the basics and to see clearly what the real issues were and to help devise an appropriate strategy. Tim was someone who would comb through all the details, answer every question I had and respond to the most insignificant issues that I would question. Both of them made me feel like I was the most important client they had and that they had empathy and understanding for the situation I was in. More importantly, they never judged me and had great compassion through the entire case.’

Key clients

Baker & McKenzie (Taiwan)

Mishcon De Reya LLP

HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited

Winchester Global Trust Company

Clarien Bank Limited

Apex

Weatherford

Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

Renaissance Holdings Limited