Christian R. Luthi

Director and Chairman

Christian Luthi is a Director in the Bermuda Disputes Resolution practice and is the Chairman of Conyers. He joined the firm’s Bermuda office in 1994.

Christian has extensive experience in dispute resolution involving litigation in the Bermuda courts and arbitration. His practice encompasses a wide range of areas including company law, particularly share valuation and appraisal matters, shareholder disputes, insolvency and restructuring matters, insurance, and other commercial matters. He also has significant experience in international family law, trust disputes and complex regulatory and compliance matters.

Christian is a regular speaker at international conferences and also established the Offshore Case Digest, which offers readers high-level summaries of major cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Conyers is the only offshore law firm offering coverage of cases in these jurisdictions; our public database holds over 300 case summaries.

Christian has been recognised as an Eminent Practitioner in the Chambers Global Guide 2024, and is ranked Tier 1 The Legal 500.



Insolvency and Restructuring:

  • In Re Markel Catco Companies [2021]
  • In Re Digicel Group Companies [2020]
  • In Re Seadrill Companies [2018] & [2021]
  • In Re Noble Limited [2019]
  • In Re Agritrade Limited [2020]
  • In Re Northstar Financial Limited [2021]
  • In re Opus Offshore Limited [SC Comm (Bda)] [2017] SC (Bda) 14 Com
  • In re Up Energy Development Group Ltd [SC Comm (Bda)] [2016] SC (Bda) 83 Com and [2016] SC (Bda) 89 Com [2016] Bda LR 101
  • Re Dominion Petroleum Ltd [2012] Bda LR 8
  • Pulido v UST Holdings Ltd & Ors [SC Comm (Bda)] 2015 [2015] SC (Bda) 67 Com

Merger Valuation and Appraisal Cases:

Trusts and Family Wealth:

  • S v S [SC Div (Bda)] [2015] SC (Bda) 43 Div
  • Trustee 1 & Ors v Attorney General & Ors [SC Comm (Bda)] [2014] Bda LR 19



  • Oxford University (Oriel College), Jurisprudence MA (Hons), 1988 – 1991
  • Trinity College, Hartford CT, USA, BA Philosophy, 1984 – 1988

Bar Admissions:

  • Bermuda, 1993
  • England & Wales, 1993 (not currently practising)
  • Accredited Mediator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2008

Awards & Accolades:

  • Recognised in the 2024 edition of Chambers Global (dispute resolution – Eminent Practitioner)
  • Recognised in the 2023 edition (and since 2011) of Chambers Global (dispute resolution – band 1)
  • Recognised in the 2024 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Global Restructuring Review 100


  • Bermuda Bar Council 2007-2011
  • Chairman, Bermuda Media Council
  • Chairman, Bar Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Banks and Deposit Companies Appeals Tribunal
  • Honorary Secretary, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bermuda Branch
  • Chairman, Mental Health Review Tribunal Deputy
  • Member, Law Reform Sub Committee on Matrimonial Law
  • Member, Middle Temple
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration
  • Member, ARIAS US


Offshore Cases

Co-author of Bermuda chapter in The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review, 3rd Edition, 2015, Editor: Peter Rogan