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MJM Barristers & Attorneys

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Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages:English, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu

Firm Overview:
MJM Limited is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. It has a broad ranging practice with an emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, banking and finance, general corporate, trusts, property, insolvency and restructuring. MJM also offers advice and services to international individual and commercial private clients. Furthermore, MJM provides company administration services through Quorum.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Corporate & Finance:
MJM’s experienced and innovative corporate team is positioned as a leading player in Bermuda’s international corporate business community. The team has a proven record in advising Bermuda’s local banks and international banking institutions on a wide range of banking and financial matters; has been involved in many of Bermuda’s most significant M&A transactions; and has a long established restructuring and insolvency practice. MJM regularly provides advice on: bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency issues, the enforcement of security, schemes of arrangement, work-outs, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, takeovers, secured and unsecured lending, strategic investments, public offerings, private placements and investment funds. A complete range of corporate secretarial and administration services is offered to MJM clients through Quorum Limited. Recent work includes:
■ Acting on an ongoing basis for one of the world’s largest tanker companies and associated entities in the business of transporting crude oil and LNG
■ Acting on an ongoing basis for a leading offshore deepwater drilling company
■ Acting in numerous cross-border deals involving Asia and Norway
■ Representing Golar on its $402.5 million note offering
■ Representing Borr Drilling on its $805 million private placement
Representing FLEX LNG on its redomiciliation from the British Virgin Islands to Bermuda
Contact: Peter Martin
Tel: +1 441 294 3604
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The highly regarded litigation group has a wealth of knowledge and the skills to litigate and arbitrate in a manner that best promotes clients’ objectives. This group advises in the following areas: civil, commercial, labour, employment, criminal, fraud, arbitration, contract, personal injury, estate, gaming, insurance, public law and telecommunications. Recent work includes:
■Extensive work with the Bermuda Government - Innovative and interesting case work of national public importance
■Acting for several multi-millionaire clients in the contentious private client/trust arena
■Acting for numerous companies in matters involving multi-million and billion dollar complex international insolvencies, sometimes including shareholder disputes
■Advisory work in the hospitality and banking sectors
Contact: Alan W Dunch, JP
Tel: +1 441 294 3628
Email: [email protected]

Private Client & Property:
The private client team offers pragmatic and responsive advice across a broad spectrum of residential and commercial property trusts and estate law issues, including: estate planning, tax planning, real property and asset acquisition, real property and asset holding structures, conveyancing and charitable trust formation. Additionally, MJM operates Fiduciary Partners Trust Company, Ltd., a licensed Bermuda trust company offering clients a wide range of private client trust administration and services.
Recent work includes:
■ Assisting a global financial institution in protecting its security interests in a high profile land swap deal in Bermuda
■ Redomiciling a number of offshore corporate and investment entities into Bermuda as part of the establishment of a large philanthropic group in Bermuda
■ Reorganising complex trust structures for high net worth individuals with the goal of implementing long term estate planning, inheritance and tax planning strategies
■ Acting for trustees, beneficiaries, settlers and protectors in contentious disputes
Contact: Hil de Frias
Tel: +1 441 294 3634
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Immigration:
MJM employment attorneys provide services for leading international companies as well as individual clients, and advise on the existing and changing immigration and employment laws in Bermuda. They can assist with all immigration matters including advising new start-up companies on employment and immigration requirements, preparing and submitting immigration applications for work permits and appealing immigration decisions. They can also assist with advising on and compiling applications under the Job Makers legislation, the acquisition of Bermuda status and permanent residency.
Contact: Fozeia Rana-Fahy
Tel: +1 441 294 3612
Email: [email protected]