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Conyers to have Significant Presence of Leading Trust Lawyers at the Transcontinental Trusts Forum

Conyers is a gold sponsor of the Transcontinental Trusts International Forum 2019. The forum, now in its fifth year, will take place from 6-7 June at the Hamilton Princess.

The must attend private client event is a prestigious fixture within the trust industry, attracting a number of expert speakers from around the world to Bermuda. Conyers’ Directors, Craig MacIntyre and Scott Pearman will be speaking at the event and Director Jeffrey Elkinson will participate in the forum’s mock Supreme Court session.

Craig will be speaking on the topic of ‘Challenges and Opportunities Facing Trustees’ alongside Grant Wilson, Chief Investment Officer, ARC, Alison Dyer-Fagundo, Managing Director, Estera and Dean Berry, Partner, Cadwalader. Discussions will cover investment issues and opportunities and the issues faced by trustees in the management of properties and family owned businesses.

Mr MacIntyre is recognised as a leading lawyer in the international private client sector by Chambers & Partners, Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite, CityWealth and Who’s Who Legal. He said: “Conyers is delighted to have such a strong presence at this year’s forum. It is a highlight in the calendar year and we are proud of our continued support and participation”.

Scott Pearman will lend his expertise to cover ‘Practical Points on Beddoe proceedings for litigators and non-litigators’, alongside Jonathan Hilliard QC, Wilberforce Chambers. The agenda for the session outlines areas for discussion such as ‘What is the Beddoe test?’, ‘How far does the power to compromise extend?’ and ‘Dealing with attacks on the trust property and administering trusts under attack’.

Mr Pearman is a notable dispute resolution lawyer and has been recognised in The Legal 500 Caribbean. He commented, “It is important for Conyers as the leading offshore law firm to partner with an event so highly regarded within the industry and to be able to connect with the most notable experts on trusts”.

Jeffrey Elkinson of Conyers’ Litigation & Restructuring department will form part of the ‘Transcontinental Trusts Supreme Court & Judgment’. The informative session will display advocates arguing their case in front of a renowned judging panel led by the Hon. Justice David Hayton of the Caribbean Court of Justice and featuring Justice Narinder Hargun, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Bermuda and the Hon. Justice Ian Kawaley, Financial Services Division of the Cayman Islands Grand Court.

Mr Elkinson is recognised as a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite and Who’s Who Legal. He added: “Transcontinental Trusts continues to propel Bermuda on the world stage and showcase the Island to a truly international audience. With private client lawyers from both our Bermuda and Cayman Islands offices attending the forum we are delighted to be so well represented this year.”

Conyers’ Director and Global Head of Private Client & Trust Alec Anderson and Bermuda Directors Helen Cooper, Karen Corless and Peter Pearman will also be attending the forum alongside Partner Paul Smith and Counsel and Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust Robert Lindley from the firm’s Cayman Islands office.


Scott Pearman

Bermuda   +1 441 294 5925

Helen E. Cooper

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4956

Karen A. Corless

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7880

Peter A.S. Pearman
Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4996

Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 345 925 1881

Robert Lindley
Partner, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360


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