Alex Potts is a partner and Head of the Litigation & Restructuring practice in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers.
With a particular focus on complex disputes, Alex handles matters in the fields of banking, financial services, investment funds, (re)insurance, professional negligence, company law, trusts, asset recovery and contentious insolvency; his practice also extends to matters of public, constitutional and administrative, regulatory, telecommunications, employment, planning, and environmental law.
Alex has conducted cases and appeared as leading counsel before a variety of first-instance and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and regulatory tribunals, in England and Wales, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, including the Privy Council. He is frequently instructed as counsel in international arbitrations and mediations, and associated legal proceedings.
Alex is a member of a number of professional organizations including INSOL International, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, COMBAR, and the Chancery Bar Association, and he has served as an appointed member of Bermuda’s Copyright Tribunal and Human Rights Tribunal.
Chambers Global notes Alex Potts as “an experienced practitioner who is noted by interviewees for his insolvency expertise.” Sources reported that he,”is very good lawyer in terms of analysing the law. His written work is first-class and he is an effective advocate.”
Alex is the author of many publications on issues of offshore law, and he is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars, and to give expert opinion evidence.
Alex regularly advises and represents banks, insurers, investment funds, fund managers and administrators, public and private companies, trustees, directors, insolvency professionals, professional service providers, and corporate stakeholders.
‘The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 2019’, Bermuda chapter, ICLG, (2019).
Bermuda Course Module, INSOL Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law (2019)
‘Bermuda: Back to the Future’, South Square Digest (July 2019)
‘Corporate Restructuring: Who is in Control? The balancing act between collective, class and individual rights’, Chancery Bar Association (May 2019)
‘Insolvency and Trusts: Bermuda chapter’, INSOL International E-Book (November 2018)
‘The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2018’, Bermuda chapter, ICLG, (2018).
‘The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 2018’, Bermuda chapter, ICLG, (2018).
‘Investment Funds in Bermuda: Winds of Change’, IFC Caribbean Review 2018
‘Post Petition Dispositions and Validation Orders in Bermuda law’, International Corporate Rescue, Volume 13 (2016), Issue 6 (co-authored with Caitlin Conyers).
Directors’ Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide (Globe Law and Business, 3rd edition, 2016), Bermuda chapter co-authored with Mark Chudleigh.
‘A Review of Recent Legal Developments in Bermuda’, The Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning, Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 115 to 120 (2016).
Sedgwick LLP’s Offshore Professional Risks Newsletter (2016).
‘What is Mediation, and Should It Be Made Compulsory for Civil and Commercial Disputes in Bermuda’, Sedgwick White Paper (January 2016).
Bermuda Restructuring & Insolvency ‘Practice Notes’, Lexis PSL (2015 – 2019).
‘TIEAs in the Courts of International Financial Centres’, IFC Review 2015 (1 July 2015).