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Leading Trust Lawyers to Speak at Transcontinental Trusts Forum

The trust and wealth management sector in Bermuda has experienced significant growth in recent years and has become the choice offshore jurisdiction for the Transcontinental Trusts: International Forum for the last three years.

A highlight on the trust industry calendar, the forum attracts over 250 delegates to the Island and will take place from 4-5 May at the Fairmont Southampton.

Directors, Peter Pearman and Craig MacIntyre, of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Bermuda Private Client & Trust practice will be speaking at the event.

Peter will lend his expertise to the ‘Designer Legislation’ panel, which explores the US perspective on designer legislation, which highlights Hastings Bass/mistake, as well as reserved powers, specialist trusts created by statute (including STAR and VISTA trusts), and give practical hints and tips for those setting up or litigating structures that take advantage of these provisions.

Peter commented, “Year over year, the forum places Bermuda on the world stage with some of the most notable experts on trusts. We are delighted to be participating in such a high-profile event”.

Craig MacIntyre will be speaking on a panel that asks ‘Should the Courts Exercise their Discretion to Assist Tax Planning? It will address questions such as, “When the court has discretion to grant relief, should it take into account the tax planning context?” and “Is there a different attitude between onshore and offshore courts?”

Craig added, “Conyers is proud to partner with Transcontinental Trusts to bring an event of this calibre to the Island and to provide a forum where the world’s leading trust experts can gather to exchange information and ideas”.

Both Peter and Craig are recognised practitioners in the private client and trust sector, globally. They are highly ranked in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth guide. Peter is regarded as a long-standing trust expert in Bermuda, with clients saying “(He’s a) go-to on Bermuda work”. Craig has garnered a reputation as being a significant individual in the Bermuda trust market, with a very strong international focus.


Peter A.S. Pearman

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4996

Craig W. MacIntyre
Director, Co-Head of Bermuda Private Client and Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4907


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