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Global Guide 2022
Bermuda Dispute Resolution
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Band 1

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Conyers

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.

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution - Bermuda
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What the team is known for

Conyers is a leading offshore law firm which has one of the strongest litigation practices in Bermuda. It maintains an excellent reputation for trust disputes, and is also regularly mandated on cutting-edge commercial litigation and insolvency cases. The team represents many global investment banks as well as accountancy firms, insurance companies and government agencies.

Work Highlights

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  • A Conyers team led by Christian Luthi acted for Li & Fung on the company's approximately USD1 billion contentious privatisation through a shareholder scheme of arrangement.

Notable Practitioners

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Ben Adamson
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Ben Adamson
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Ben Adamson is widely acknowledged as a leading litigation lawyer in Bermuda, with close to 20 years of experience assisting with high-value commercial disputes in the jurisdiction. He maintains an equally active trust litigation practice and regularly handles judicial review proceedings.

Christian Luthi
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Christian Luthi
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Christian Luthi is global chair of Conyers and head of its dispute resolution department in Bermuda. In addition to these management roles he has an impressive restructuring and insolvency practice. He is also well versed in trust litigation and general commercial disputes.
"He is knowledgeable, highly skilled, intelligent and easy to work with." "Christian Luthi has a brilliant legal mind and comes up with creative and strong arguments."

Jeffrey P Elkinson
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Jeffrey P Elkinson
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Jeffrey Elkinson is a seasoned Bermuda disputes lawyer with a wealth of experience acting on major litigation and arbitration matters. He frequently handles trust litigation proceedings in addition to general commercial disputes.

Paul Smith
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Paul Smith
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Band 3

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 of Conyers in 2020.

Rhys Williams
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Rhys Williams
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Up and Coming

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.

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Dispute Resolution

Ben Adamson
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Ben Adamson
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Band 1
Christian Luthi
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Christian Luthi
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Band 1
Jeffrey P Elkinson
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Jeffrey P Elkinson
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Band 3
Paul Smith
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Paul Smith
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Band 3
Rhys Williams
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Rhys Williams
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Up and Coming

Members

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Clients

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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

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Construction & Materials

Financial Services

Government

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Insurance

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