The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages direct investment and helps global companies start up, re-locate or expand their business in Bermuda—a vibrant and innovative jurisdiction for re/insurance, funds, family offices, trusts and private-client business, and other financial services. The BDA also offers a concierge service to connect prospective business with government officials, regulatory authorities and industry professionals to facilitate domicile decisions. Bermuda’s proximity to both North America and Europe make it an ideal location for companies serving global markets. Other advantages include its highly respected regulatory framework, sophisticated legal system based on English common law, world-class workforce and access to capital. The island offers comprehensive commercial solutions to companies and private clients, and is well-suited to administering complex trust structures, private trust companies, purpose trust structures, unit trust structures for fund administration, and other financial-planning tools.
Butterfield is the leading, independent offshore bank and trust company headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. We provide services to clients from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialised trust services, private banking, asset management and custody. When it comes to trust, Butterfield offers a flexible approach to holding a wide variety of assets, and prides itself on providing solutions to meet the varied requirements of private and institutional clients, family offices, charities and philanthropic organisations. Our award-winning team specialises in wealth planning and trust administration, and dealing with complex structures for the growth, protection and transfer of assets. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH).
Conyers’ Private Client and Trust team, one of the largest in the Caribbean region, has a long-established reputation for providing intelligent, dependable advice to some of the world’s wealthiest private clients.
The Conyers Private Client and Trust team is complemented by a team of experienced trust litigators with a worldwide reputation. The trust litigation team is at the forefront of both contentious and non-contentious trust litigation in Bermuda. They regularly act for act for trustees, beneficiaries, settlors and third parties.
Conyers is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.
Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 650 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.
Appleby is one of the world’s leading international law firms. We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas. Our trust specialists in our Private Client & Trusts and Dispute Resolution teams in Bermuda are recognised internationally for offering first-class legal advice.
We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, operating in nine and practising the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Mourant is a law firm-led, professional services business with over 60 years' experience in the financial services sector. We advise on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey and provide specialist entity management, governance, regulatory and consulting services. We bridge the gap between legal advice and its implementation, taking an integrated approach to deliver the best results for our clients.
Our 'one firm' approach means that working together with clients we deliver seamless, objective and commercially grounded advice on the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the leading offshore fund jurisdictions. Our team exercises true commercial judgment in delivering advice often going the extra mile, with a personal approach, and forming genuine partnerships with our clients and their advisers.