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Dispute Resolution

5 ranked lawyersBand 1BermudaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading litigation group that maintains an excellent reputation for trust disputes. Represents a wide array of clients including financial institutions and government agencies. Its impressive practice includes debt restructurings and international commercial disputes, with additional strength in Bermudian public law.

Strengths

"The team are very experienced, commercially minded and extremely responsive. They are experts in their field and we would highly recommend Conyers if we had any Bermuda insolvency law issues in the future," remarked one interviewee.

Sources describe the team as "top class," adding that they have "fine" lawyers.

Work highlights

Advised Weatherford International on the Bermuda aspects of its USD2.6 billion financial restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Ben Adamson operates an impressive commercial and trust disputes practice that sees him advise on high-value cross-border contentious mandates. "I found him to be very impressive," remarked one commentator, further describing him as a "clear and persuasive advocate."

Christian Luthi combines his role as the chair of the firm with an active restructuring and insolvency practice. He is also highly accomplished in handling commercial and trust disputes. "He is highly experienced and gives very sound and practical advice," one source enthused.

Jeffrey Elkinson has a strong trust disputes and commercial litigation practice that sees him acting for an array of private companies and governmental bodies. Interviewees further highlight his arbitration expertise. One source said: "He is a fighter," adding: "Nothing can faze him."

Paul Smith operates a respected dispute resolution practice that sees him regularly advise clients on commercial and trust litigation mandates. He spent several years practising in the Cayman Islands before rejoining the Bermuda office in 2020.

Associate Rhys Williams is noted for his strong capabilities in commercial litigation, as well as insolvency and restructuring mandates. Market sources variously identify him as making an increasing impact in the space and say "his advice is incisive and to the point."

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Overview

Our Litigation & Restructuring practice in Bermuda is internationally recognised for its strength in commercial litigation, commercial trust disputes, and restructuring and insolvency. We offer the most experienced litigation practice on the Island.  We are frequently involved in commercial litigation work and have acted on many of the reported cases before the Civil and Commercial Courts, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.

We have acted for parties in some of the most significant international commercial disputes coming before the Bermuda Courts, in arbitral tribunals and some of the most complex of international and local restructurings, liquidations and receiverships in our jurisdiction.

Our client base spans the globe and includes foreign states, financial institutions, FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 companies, multinationals, private equity and hedge funds, trust companies, insolvency practitioners, accountancy firms and high-net-worth individuals. Our clients continue to turn to us for our timely strategic advice in their complex cross-border matters involving commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, trust disputes and restructuring and insolvency.

Clients

Bacardi International

Bermuda Gaming Commission

Commission of Inquiry appointed by the Premier of Bermuda

E&Y

HSBC

KPMG

Rubis Energy

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Private Clients / Individuals

Telecommunications

Dispute Resolution

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Location

PO Box HM 666

Clarendon House

2 Church Street

Bermuda

HM CX

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Bermuda

Dispute Resolution


Ben Adamson
Band 1
Christian Luthi
Band 1
Jeffrey P Elkinson
Band 3
Paul Smith
Band 2
Rhys Williams
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