ASW’s corporate department services businesses worldwide and has significant expertise dealing with complicated corporate structures and difficult legal issues in a commercially relevant way, frequently working with and alongside top law firms from the UK, the US, and around the globe.


The corporate team is ranked highly in all of the major independent legal research directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Our Head of Corporate, Neil Horner, is top ranked for corporate and finance and recognised as a ‘thought leader’ in (re)insurance. Corporate partner Kim Willey is recognised as a ‘global leader’ in (re)insurance, and Hanno Tolhurst is ranked and commended for Bermuda insurance and regulatory matters. ASW’s corporate lawyers all have experience working for large city firms, and pride themselves on providing efficient, responsive, quality client service.


ASW has its own dedicated corporate administration company, Compass Administration Services Ltd. (“CASL”). CASL is a leading Bermuda corporate services provider, licensed under the Corporate Services Provider Business Act 2012, and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. CASL provides comprehensive corporate secretarial and corporate governance services to Bermuda entities.


We offer Bermuda legal advice relevant to all issues of general corporate law and in relation to a multitude of transactions and industry-related issues, including, but not limited to:


  • Aircraft registration and aircraft financing
  • Banking and finance
  • Bermuda stock exchange listings
  • Capital raisings and debt offerings
  • Capital reductions
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Corporate governance
  • Company migrations
  • FinTech and digital asset business
  • Funds
  • Incorporations and continuances
  • Insurance and reinsurance (commercial and non-commercial)
  • Insurance linked securities
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Partnership and LLC formations
  • Regulatory matters
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Share buy-backs and redemptions
  • Share offerings (private and public)
  • Shipping registration and finance
  • Telecommunications and technology
  • Trusts and not for profit structures



Our Corporate Lawyers

Neil Horner | Director

Kim Willey | Partner (Consultant)

Hanno Tolhurst | Partner

Nikhil  Lawton-Misra | Senior Counsel

Sangheetaa Phary | Senior Associate

Caleb Kipa | Associate