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Private Client & Trust

Private client and trust work is an intimate business, where financial and personal considerations are inextricably entwined. Now more than ever, wealthy individuals and families need legal advisers whose judgment and experience they can rely on for the protection of their assets and their privacy.

Longevity and experience

Conyers’ Private Client and Trust team has a long-established reputation for providing intelligent, dependable advice to some of the world’s wealthiest private clients. Many of our clients have been with us for 40 years or more, because they trust us and value our judgment as one of the most experienced international offshore private client and trust teams in the world.

Intelligent solutions

Our depth of experience allows us not only to deliver a high level of technical advice on trust law and structures in Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands, but also to add value by sensitively providing creative solutions to the challenging dynamics of managing family and business assets in the complex modern world, across international borders.

International scope

Through our global network of offices and close relationships with leading onshore tax and legal advisers, we serve a diverse international group of clients ranging from individuals and families to corporate entities. These include significant net worth and high-profile business owners, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, charitable entities and professional trustees.

Comprehensive offering

Conyers has the expertise to meet all your private client needs, from establishing trusts, to restructuring in response to changing tax or family circumstances, to ongoing trust administration.  Our private client team is complemented by experienced trust litigators who are regularly involved in substantial trust litigation, acting for trustees, protectors and beneficiaries.

Our services include:

  • Dynastic estate planning
  • Designating ownership structures of substantial family businesses
  • Corporate governance of cross-border structures for private trust companies to bolster the substance of family and business succession planning
  • Restructuring trusts to extend the duration of a trust,  to improve tax efficiencies or adapt to changes in family circumstances
  • Creation of charitable and philanthropic foundations,  purpose trusts, employee benefit trusts, BVI VISTA trusts and Cayman STAR trusts
  • Advising on fiduciary decision-making and related issues and trustee liability issues
  • Advising on regulatory issues affecting trusts
  • Prenuptial agreements and protection of trusts from divorce
  • Customised reporting solutions for both FATCA and CRS compliance

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist you. Please call or email any of the contacts listed below.

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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4907

Helen E. Cooper
Director, Co-Head of Bermuda Private Client and Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4956

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

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360

Wesley O’Brien

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7350

Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814

Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8001

Davina Hargun

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5377

Grace Quinn

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7921

Matthew Brown

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121

Sara Zou
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9597
Mobile  +852 9861 7613