Practice Areas

The firm’s practice is divided into three principal areas: Corporate, Insolvency and Litigation:

The firm’s corporate team services businesses world-wide and is adept at dealing with complicated structures and difficult legal issues in a commercially relevant way. The firm’s corporate department is ranked highly in all of the major legal research directories, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and IFLR 1000. Our Head of Corporate, Neil Horner is listed as leaders in Bermuda in their area of practice.

We provide Bermuda law advice relevant to all issues of general corporate law and in relation to a multitude of transactions and industry-related issues, including:

• Aircraft registration & finance
• Banking & finance
• Funds
• Incorporations (effected by the firm’s affiliated licensed corporate services provider, Compass Administration Services Ltd)
• Insurance & reinsurance
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Telecommunications & technology


Neil Horner, Head of Corporate
Hanno Tolhurst, Parnter
Dr. Kim Willey, Partner (Consultant)
Nikhil Lawton-Misra, Counsel

The firm’s insolvency team has extensive experience advising liquidators, the Official Receiver and Registrar of Companies of Bermuda, insurance regulators in the US and Canada and the UK’s Policyholders Protection Board. We have also acted for numerous parties in disputes with Bermuda liquidators. Members of the insolvency team have acted frequently as expert witnesses on Bermuda insolvency law in the US bankruptcy courts. The firm’s insolvency team, Kehinde George, our Head of Insolvency, and Jan Woloniecki, our Head of Litigation, are ranked in Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney’s Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.

We provide Bermuda law advice on all issues of insolvency and restructuring, including:

• Corporate fraud & asset recovery litigation
• Cross-border issues
• Directors & officers’ liability
• Funds
• Liquidations & receiverships
• Reinsurance run-offs & schemes of arrangement
• Restructuring


Kehinde George, Head of Insolvency
Rod Attride-Stirling, Chairman
Matthew Mason, Senior Counsel

The firm’s litigation team has the premier litigation and arbitration practice in Bermuda and is internationally recognized for its expertise in complex, high value litigation, often set in multiple jurisdictions. The litigation team is made up of first class trial advocates and dispute resolution specialists drawn from the English Bar and top tier law firms in London and New York. The litigation team is rated highly and a number of litigation team members (Rod Attride-Stirling and Jan Woloniecki) are ranked individually as leading lawyers in Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Practical Law Company and Euromoney’s Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, in which our Head of Litigation, Jan Woloniecki, is rated in “Best of the Best, Insurance & Reinsurance 2011”.

We regularly advise foreign and Bermuda-based clients, often in close cooperation with top international law firms, in relation to all types of international and local commercial litigation, arbitration & ADR matters and we have specialist expertise in:

• Banking & financial services
• Corporate & securities
• Fraud & asset recovery
• Funds disputes
• Insolvency
• Insurance & reinsurance
• Shipping & admiralty
• Telecommunications & technology disputes
• Trusts & estates


Rod Attride-Stirling, Chairman
Matthew Mason, Senior Counsel
Sean Dunleavy, Associate
Gabor Bognar, Associate