Chris Garrod > Conyers > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile


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Chris Garrod is a Director in the Corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman. He is a member of the Firm’s insurance practice in Bermuda.

Chris specialises in advising on reinsurance and ILS structures, including large commercial insurers, life reinsurers, special purpose insurers, cat bonds, sidecars and segregated account vehicles. In addition to his insurance practice, he also advises on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, reorganisations and re-domestications. He has also formed cryptocurrency vehicles using blockchain-based technology, forming Bermuda’s first digital token issuer in late 2017. Chris is also a member of the Government of Bermuda’s Blockchain legal and working group and the Bermuda Business Development Agency’s Blockchain working group.

With over 15 years of experience working in Bermuda’s reinsurance market, Chris acts for a number of large commercial insurers/reinsurers including Assured Guaranty, Chubb, Essent Re, Everest Re, Markel Corporation, Sirius International Insurance Group, Tokio Millennium Re, White Mountains Insurance Group, XL Group, and Zurich Insurance Group.

He has also been involved in the formation of a number of segregated account “alternative” reinsurance and ILS platforms, acting for reinsurers, investment hedge funds, investment managers, pension plans, investment banks and listed companies. Additionally, he acts for numerous Lloyd’s syndicates which have Bermuda platforms. Finally, Chris sits on various reinsurance and captive boards in a non-executive capacity advising on Bermuda insurance regulatory and general corporate legal updates to those boards.

Internationally recognised as a leading lawyer, Chris has been recommended in a number of legal directories including Chambers Global and Legal 500, where clients note that his “main strengths are his responsiveness and depth of knowledge” and that he is “very knowledgeable about Bermuda regulations and has a good working relationship with the Bermuda Monetary Authority”.




  • ILS Bermuda Steering Committee Member
  • Bermuda Foundation of Insurance Studies Member


  • The College of Law, Diploma in Law and Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Commendation)
  • University College London, Anthropology and Geography, B.A. (First Class Honors)

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Insurance/reinsurance

(Leading individuals)

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The insurance team at Conyers utilises its ‘outstanding command of Bermuda regulation’ to sustain its position in the Bermudian market, advising a large client base of commercial insurers and reinsurers, special purpose insurers and captive insurers. Practice head Charles Collis has specialist expertise in corporate and regulatory matters, with over 30 years’ experience advising clients on IPO, regulatory, licensing and capital raising activities. Seasoned legal director Sophia Greaves is noted for her knowledge of the life insurance sector, and has experience in advising on regulatory transactions for both local and exempt companies. Other key contacts at the firm include Alexandra Macdonald, who is an expert in advising on the establishment and regulation of captive insurers; Jacqueline King, a specialist in the licensing and regulation of commercial insurance companies, and Chris Garrod, who has expertise in fintech and insurtech mandates.