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BeesMont Law

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CEO: Sharon A. Beesley
Managing Partner: Marco Montarsolo
Number of Partners: 4  Number of lawyers: 10

Firm Overview:
BeesMont Law, established in April 2008, by Sharon A. Beesley and Marco Montarsolo, is a niche law firm which specialises in the areas of investment funds, structured finance, secured lending, aircraft registration and financing, M&A, corporate advisory work, dispute resolutions and property law. A number of its clients are quality multi-national institutions structuring their businesses or financing using Bermuda as a base. As a boutique firm, BeesMont Law is able to ensure that each client receives personal attention through its responsive, innovative and results oriented approach.

PRACTICE AREAS
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Insurance
International Tax & Regulation
Investment Funds
Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Property
Regulatory & Compliance
Technology & Innovation

KEY CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL AREAS
Banking & Finance
Corporate & M&A
Cross-border
Financial Services
Financial Services Regulatory
Investment Funds
Private Equity
Project Development
Restructuring & Insolvency
Structured Finance
Tech & Telecomms

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/M&A:

BeesMont Law’s attorneys advise both public and private clients on corporate restructurings, domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate finance, private placements, equity and debt offerings, and schemes of arrangement.
BeesMont Law’s corporate team has in depth expertise in the following areas:
■Mergers & Acquisitions
■Investment Funds – Hedge Funds, Private Equity & Infrastructure Funds
■Listings on the BSX
■Segregated Account Companies
■Corporate Finance
■Aircraft & Ship Registration, Finance & Leasing
■Insurance/ILS
■Voluntary Liquidations & Schemes of Arrangement
■Corporate Restructuring
■Directors & Officers/Corporate Governance
■Shareholder & Joint Venture Agreements
■Banking & Secured Lending
■Technology & Innovation
■Shareholder Activism
Representative Work:
■Advised Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services on the acquisition of Equinoxe and Apex Fund Services by Genstar Capital to create $80billion group
Lead Attorneys: Sharon A. Beesley and Stephanie P. Sanderson
■Advised Sibanye Gold Limited on the approx. US$294million acquisition of Aquarius Platinum Limited, a public company listed on the ASX, JSE and LSE
Lead Attorneys: Sharon A. Beesley and Stephanie P. Sanderson
Contact: Sharon A. Beesley, Partner, CEO
Tel: +1 441 474 9001
Email: [email protected]

International Tax Transparency, Compliance & Regulation:
BeesMont Law has established itself as a ‘go to’ firm in Bermuda in respect of international tax transparency, compliance and regulatory matters. It regularly advises multinational organisations and financial institutions in respect of international tax transparency and regulatory matters.
Representative Work:
■Collaborated with Deloitte for the production of regulations and guidance specific to Common Reporting Standard and Country-by-Country Reporting (BEPS) for the Ministry of Finance’s implementation of a wide ranging tax information reporting solution
Lead Attorneys: Stephanie P. Sanderson and Sharon A. Beesley
Contact: Stephanie P. Sanderson, Partner
Tel: +1 441 474 9006

Banking & Finance:
BeesMont Law’s attorneys regularly advise local and leading international financial institutions, funds and other investors in connection with various credit facilities and security arrangements in the areas of project and asset finance, property financing as well as general corporate banking. BeesMont Law has extensive experience drafting loan, security, priority, subordination and inter-creditor agreements, as well as rendering legal opinions and registering security over Bermuda assets and security granted by Bermuda entities. BeesMont Law has significant expertise in securitisation transactions and its attorneys regularly advise on the creation and management of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and securitisations.
Contact: Sharon A. Beesley, Partner, CEO
Tel: +1 441 474 9001
Email: [email protected]

Investment Funds:
BeesMont Law’s investment funds attorneys carry out fund formations and launches, and advise generally on funds, investment fund structures, operating and/or liquidity issues as they arise and provide restructuring assistance. BeesMont Law is also involved with the establishment of fund manager platforms which provide a more cost and time effective route for emerging managers to launch a new fund. BeesMont Law’s funds practice also advises fund administrators and managers.
Representative Work:
■Restructuring of a large Bermuda investment fund involving the winding up of an existing fund and transfer of investors into the restructured authorised vehicle with certain sub-funds to be listed on the BSX
Lead Attorneys: Stephanie P. Sanderson and Sharon A. Beesley
Contact: Sharon A. Beesley, Partner, CEO
Tel: +1 441 474 9001
Email: [email protected]

Technology & Innovation:
BeesMont Law’s dedicated multi-disciplinary technology and innovation team assists clients who are implementing investment strategies, operating or developing businesses involving blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies or virtual currencies, token sales, initial coin offerings, investment funds, regtech, insurtech, digital assets, digital technology, IP, e-commerce, communications, smart contracts, and data protection.
Contact: Stephanie P. Sanderson, Partner, Head of Technology & Innovation
Tel: +1 441 474 9006
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
BeesMont Law has developed a substantive dispute resolution practice for its clients. The dispute resolution department has a wealth of knowledge and skill to litigate and arbitrate all types of dispute resolution matters. The dispute resolution team’s expertise includes, but is not limited to:
■Civil Litigation
■Constitutional Law
■Administrative law
■Judicial Review
■Human Rights
■Immigration
■Employment Law
■Contractual Disputes
■Insurance
■Cyber-Security & Data Protection
■Privacy Law
■Defamation Proceedings
■Negligence
■Professional Negligence
■Personal Injury
■Tort Law
Contact: Allan Doughty, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Tel: +1 441 400 4747
Email: [email protected]

Property:
BeesMont Law’s property department provides practical and reliable advice on all property related matters including complex property issues and its expertise includes, but is not limited to, residential and commercial:
■Property Acquisitions & Sales
■Mortgages
■Leasing Finance
■General Property Law Advice
■Development & Other Property Transactions
BeesMont Law’s property clients include private individuals, banking institutions, developers, investors, and business occupiers.
Contact: Simon Davis, Senior Property Counsel
Tel: +1 441 474 9023
Email: [email protected]

See BeesMont’s website for further information and a full listing of services: www.beesmont.bm/legal-services/