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Peter A.S. Pearman



Private Client Global Elite 2022Chambers Global 2020  Legal 500 Caribbean 2021

Peter A. S. Pearman is a Consultant in the Private Client & Trust department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Peter joined Conyers in 1996 and became Partner in 2005. Peter’s practice covers all aspects of trust and private client practice, with a particular focus on the use of trusts in commercial transactions, including asset finance, unit trust and other commercial structures involving the use of trusts. In addition to advising on commercial trusts, Peter regularly advises trust companies and individuals and families on complex estate planning matters.

Experience Highlights

  • Advising a high profile US family in relation to court proceedings under Section 47 of Bermuda’s Trustee Act 1975 and the subsequent establishment of a large philanthropic entity
  • Advising a substantial US and non-US family in connection with a complex trust re-organisation involving the use of insurance-related products and onshore and offshore trusts
  • Advice on the impact of new French legislation in relation to Bermuda situs trustees and the trusts of which they act as trustee


  • University of Buckingham, LLB, 1994
  • Eckerd College, B.A., International Business, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister & Attorney, 1996
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1995 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (trusts/private client)
  • Recognised in the 2020 (and 2019) edition of Chambers Global (international private client)
  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers HNW (offshore: trusts)
  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and previous) of Who's Who Legal (private client)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Legal Media Groups' Expert Guides (trusts and estates)


  • Member, New Products Committee, Business Bermuda
  • Chairman, Trust Committee, Business Bermuda

Area(s) of Expertise

Legal Services

Upcoming Firm Events

11 Apr 2022
2022 London Ship Finance Forum

JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, England

12 Apr 2022
IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., and Walter E. Washington Convention Center

28 Apr 2022
Trading Risk Awards 2022

The Savoy, London, England

8 May 2022
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin

The RDS, Intercontinental & Clayton Hotels | Ballsbridge, Dublin

9 May 2022
Investing in African Mining INDABA

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

11 May 2022
Bermuda Executive Forum

One Liberty Plaza,
New York, New York

11 May 2022
Asset Recovery International 2022

Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

18 May 2022
36th Annual: Transcontinental Trusts Geneva Forum 2022

Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (formerly Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva),
Geneva, Switzerland