Conyers’ Bermuda and Cayman Islands Private Client & Trust practices have been recognised in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide 2021, with Band 1 and Band 2 rankings respectively.
Conyers continues to be ranked Band 1 in Bermuda for Offshore Trusts and is described as “the force to be reckoned with in Bermuda”. One market insider notes: “they have real depth to their practice. It is easily one of the leading practices in Bermuda for trusts work. They have an excellent team and they are incredibly responsive.”
In Bermuda, directors Ben Adamson, Helen Cooper, Craig MacIntyre and Peter Pearman are ranked Band 2. Robert Lindley, Partner & Head of the Private Client & Trust practice in Cayman and BVI, is also ranked Band 2 and is recognised as an “expert based abroad” for BVI.
“We are delighted to be recognised again by Chambers HNW for the strength of our private client and trust practice,” said Peter Pearman, Director & Global Head of Private Client & Trust. “This excellent feedback speaks to our lawyers’ expertise and focus on outstanding client service.”
The Chambers High Net Worth guide serves as a directory for the private wealth market and is used by family offices and professional wealth advisers. The rankings and editorial draw on independent research including interviews with lawyers, family offices, accountants, tax advisers, bankers and investment managers for a comprehensive view of the private wealth sector.
Highlights from the directory
Peter Pearman has a broad range of experience in trusts and private wealth law. He is an expert on private and commercial trusts, and provides bespoke estate planning advice to high net worth clients. A source says Pearman is “clearly very experienced, intelligent and approachable,” while another source notes: “He is very impressive. He is very low-key and soft-spoken. He is very bright, very pragmatic and excellent with clients.“
Helen Cooper has longstanding experience advising private and institutional clients on all aspects of non-contentious trust and private client work, including trust restructuring and estate planning. A source says: “She is very sensible, straightforward and the no-nonsense, get on with it business sort. If you want an adviser just to tell you how it is, that is her.“
Craig MacIntyre has extensive expertise in trust and wealth structuring issues in Bermuda. An international lawyer says: “He is technically great and very good at digging into a matter.“
Ben Adamson is a director in the firm’s litigation team and is a commercial and trust litigation expert who handles significant trust disputes. A source explains that his “ability to remain calm under fire is second to none. I have never seen anyone so calm and unflappable. He manages to instil confidence in his clients.” Another source describes him as a “good tactician.“
Robert Lindley leads the firm’s private client and trust practice in the BVI and Cayman Islands. A barrister says Lindley has “a good commercial handle on matters,” while another source says he “does not overcomplicate things; he is very efficient with his time and very practical in the solutions he comes up with.“