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Dispute Resolution
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Provided by Ben Adamson

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Bermuda Litigation & Restructuring

Litigation & Restructuring

Career

Ben Adamson is a Director in the Litigation department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Ben joined Conyers in 2003. His practice covers all aspects of commercial, civil and trust litigation.

Ben has been involved in a wide array of high value commercial and trust disputes, including the Masri litigation, the American Patriot litigation (Privy Council), and various Madoff related matters. Ben frequently appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of Bermuda.

Ben was educated at Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius) and practiced at the London Bar from 1999 to 2003 as a barrister at Devereux Chambers during which time he was appointed to the Treasury Panel.

Ben currently chairs the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a former Human Rights Commissioner.

Ben has been consistently recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners.

Publications

Offshore Cases

Unveiling Bermuda’s New Bribery Act, Commercial Dispute Resolution, December 2017

Lost in Translation: International Sanctions in Bermuda, Euromoney, March 2016

Work Highlights

Acted for the Mutual group in their successful defence of fraud claims relating to the renewal of a complex rent-a-captive scheme.

Acted for Mr. Masri in his multi-jurisdictional battles against Consolidated Contractors.

Acted for majority shareholders of an internet service company, Fort Knox, in their successful defence of minority oppression petitions.

Acted for the majority shareholders of Goji in obtaining cross border anti-suit injunctions.

Acts for various employers in defending high value employment claims in the Supreme Court.

Acts for the Tremont group in Madoff related claims.

Awards

Offshore: Trust

Chamber HNW

2021

Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 Caribbean

2021

Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global

2021

Chambers Review

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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.

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