Bermuda is one of the world’s premier offshore jurisdictions, and while historically known for its insurance and reinsurance business, its flexibility and ease of use as a jurisdiction for the creation and administration of investment funds is unmatched. The case for establishing funds in Bermuda is compelling. Offering a reputable and flexible regulatory environment, intuitive products and a robust infrastructure, Bermuda also has a stable, business-friendly government and robust judiciary based on English common law principles. Speed to market and the proximity of the island to the United States and Europe are further advantages.
Conyers’ Bermuda Investment Funds Team comprises industry leaders who are regularly recognised by their international colleagues for their responsiveness, cutting-edge innovation and sound business acumen. Together with their colleagues from the Firm’s global funds practice, which spans the world’s major international financial centres, the team delivers seamless service and solution-driven legal advice to clients, worldwide.
Our lawyers receive instructions from leading international law firms as well as directly from clients such as institutional asset management groups, alternative investment managers, foundation and endowment managers, high net worth individuals, financial institutions, prime brokers, administrators, custodians and other industry participants operating in and from North America, the Middle East, Asia, the Far East, Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Conyers provides legal advice on all fund-related matters, including fund formation, structures, constitutional documentation, regulation and compliance, de-registration, termination and restructuring, as well as ongoing advice to investment funds and managers. Our lawyers regularly advise clients listing on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) as well as other major exchanges, including AIM, LSE, ISE, HKSE, CSX, Euronext, NYSE and TSE. We also have extensive experience in conducting due diligence projects for fund investors.