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Conyers, Jeffrey Elkinson, Hamilton, BERMUDA

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Jeffrey Elkinson

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Jeffrey Elkinson is a Director in the Litigation & Insolvency department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Jeffrey joined Conyers in 1988.

Jeffrey's practice includes Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in the area of contentious trusts, insurance and re-insurance, and construction with particular specialization in administrative law and telecommunications and energy.

He is an active arbitrator, mediator and counsel in domestic and international disputes with appointments from ICC, LCIA and CIArb and, in respect of domain names, HKIAC/ADNDRC. With true international experience, Jeffrey has audience rights in numerous jurisdictions and is also active on a pro-bono basis as course director and tutor for the CIArb.

Jeffrey is the chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Police Complaints Authority for Bermuda and is a door tenant of Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong. Jeffrey is a regular speaker at global industry events and is the co-author of the Bermuda Chapter of the ICAA Handbook, Spitz’ Tax Havens of the World, Butterworths Offshore Cases and the Materials and Offshore commercial Law in Bermuda.

Chambers Global recognizes Jeffrey as a leading dispute resolution lawyer. He is also recognized as a leader in his field by PLCWhich Lawyer 2014, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2014, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014 and the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers 2014.




  • Justice of the Peace
  • Chairman, Professional Conduct Committee of the Bermuda Bar
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Active Arbitrator and Counsel, Domestic and International Disputes with appointments from ICC, LCIA and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2012
  • Founder and Branch Chairman Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Course Director and Tutor, Fellowship Course of Chartered Institute; Course Director and Tutor, Members’ Courses of Chartered Institute
  • Member of IBA, ABA and ICCA
  • Trust and Estates Practitioner (STEP)


  • Trinity College, Dublin, B.A.(mod), LLB, M.A. (1978)
  • Kings’ Inns, Dublin BL (1978)


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Jeffrey Elkinson - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Conyers Dill & Pearman's Bermuda litigation and restructuring practice 'has excellent knowledge of the law in relation to all aspects of dispute resolution; its lawyers possess first-class judgment and a commitment to the interests of their clients'. The team is recommended for international commercial litigation, insurance and reinsurance claims, trust disputes and restructuring and insolvency matters. The team advised Seadrill on its group restructuring, including the commencement of winding-up proceedings in Bermuda that were parallel with chapter 11 proceedings under the US Bankruptcy Code; it also handled the successful defence of a shareholder's challenge to the restructuring. Christian Luthi heads the litigation and restructuring department in Bermuda; Jeffrey Elkinson has acted in several leading trust cases in Bermuda; Ben Adamson is recommended for high-value, cross-border commercial and trust disputes; and Scott Pearman is noted for disputes involving business, employment law and trusts as well as insurance and reinsurance, and media and information law. Rhys Williams is a key associate; new associate joiners include Jonathan O’Mahony from London's Three Stone and Karol Ann Randles from JW O'Donovan Solicitors in Ireland. Meanwhile, former Bermuda litigation and restructuring head Narinder Hargun left to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Robin Mayor retired, and former associate Stephanie Hanson took an in-house counsel role.

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