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Bermuda

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

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited's practice includes property financing transactions and asset financing deals. The team acted for George’s Bay Group, and its parent company Caroline Bay, on ongoing financing transactions that involved a large hotel and residential development project. Ernest Morrison is the recommended managing director; recently promoted senior associate Janice Gutteridge is noted for asset financing, particularly regarding aviation and shipping financing, and banking and finance transactions. Carol Clarke joined as counsel from Conyers Dill & Pearman, while former corporate and commercial head Natalie Neto left for Walkers Bermuda.

Next generation lawyers

Janice Gutteridge - Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited assists international clients with the Bermuda elements of multi-jurisdictional sales and acquisitions; the practice has significant expertise in commercial real estate, infrastructure projects and high-profile transactions in the insurance sector. Other areas of expertise include natural resources, aviation, shipping, investment funds, retail and telecoms. The team advised Norwegian Cruise Lines Holding on the delivery of a vessel as well as on the associated loan facility and security arrangements. Managing director Ernest Morrison's M&A experience involves advising insurance companies and other regulated entities. Recently promoted senior associate Janice Gutteridge's expertise includes M&A, the migration of corporate entities and partnerships, shipping and aircraft registrations, restructuring projects, and the formation and regulation of Bermuda companies, partnerships and limited liability companies. Former corporate and commercial head Natalie Neto left to join Walkers Bermuda, though Carol Clarke joined as counsel from Conyers Dill & Pearman.

Leading individuals

Ernest Morrison - Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Next generation lawyers

Janice Gutteridge - Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited's team 'provides very attentive service and is quick to get up to speed; it also focuses on the wider commercial aspects of cases in order to provide the most appropriate advice'. The practice's experience includes large commercial, trust and estate cases, insolvency, shareholder disputes and insurance claims, along with professional negligence, banking issues, and construction and property disputes. It acted for Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund in proceedings that were brought by a Japanese shareholder and securities company, including a winding-up petition and share rectification proceedings. Craig Rothwell is litigation head; Kim White is well known for civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, and  governmental and regulatory matters; and senior counsel David Kessaram is 'a very steady and calm adviser who is on top of the detail and provides clear, thoughtful and pragmatic advice'. Matthew Watson and Shuvra Deb are the senior associates to note; Deb recently joined from Harneys' BVI office. Former senior associate Steven White left for Appleby.

Leading individuals

David Kessaram - Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Next generation lawyers

Matthew Watson - Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited's real estate lawyers are experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential property acquisitions and disposals, involving both leaseholds and freeholds; the firm's client base for land transactions includes domestic and international clients. Lorren Wilson heads the conveyancing and private client department.

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