Matthew Carr > Appleby > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

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Matthew Carr is a partner within the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office. He joined the firm in September 2010 as a trainee with the Funds & Investment Services team and went on to gain experience with the Private Client & Trusts team, Dispute Resolution team and the Insurance team.

Matthew, who has been a member of the Corporate practice group’s Insurance Team since September 2012, has experience in a wide array of insurance and reinsurance matters involving captives, catastrophe bonds, special purpose insurers, and long-term and general business commercial re/insurers. His practice includes the provision of structural and regulatory advice for new and existing re/insurers and he is frequently involved in the licensing process for new re/insurance structures.

Matthew also gained practical experience in the reinsurance industry with Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd.


Matthew is a member of the Bermuda Business Development Agency’s Captive Insurance Committee. He is also a member of the Bermuda Captive Network.


He was called to the Bermuda Bar in September 2011.

Matthew completed the Legal Practice Course in London at the Nottingham/Kaplan School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Law (Honours) at the University of Reading, where he was the recipient of the 2008 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Entrepreneur Award. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Advanced Major) from Dalhousie University.

  • Kaplan/Nottingham Law School (England)
  • University of Reading (England)
  • Dalhousie University (Canada)


Matt is an avid sailor and stand-up paddler competing both nationally and internationally.

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Insurance/reinsurance

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew CarrAppleby

The specialised insurance and reinsurance practice at Appleby offers counsel on a wide array of insurance vehicles, with expertise in significant capital raisings, hybrid transactions, insurtech implementation, and new registrations. Characterised by its willingness to ‘be innovative and push the boundaries of what’s possible’, Brad Adderley leads the practice, handling insurance matters with a focus on ILS, alternative and collateralised reinsurance investment transactions. Alan Bossin specialises in insurance sector M&A, including capital raisings, securitisations, longevity issues and risk transference transactions, while Tim Faries excels in public and private insurance company capital raisings and public listings. The team also includes Matthew Carr, who advises on captives and catastrophe bonds for special purpose insurers, and commercial insurers, and Gary Harris, who specialises in M&A and risk transfer transactions.