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Firm Profile

MJM Barristers & Attorneys

Firm Profile

Hamilton

  • Profile
  • Thistle House
  • 4 Burnaby Street
  • Hamilton
  • Pembroke
  • Bermuda
  • HM 11

Firm profile submitted by MJM Barristers & Attorneys


MJM Limited is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. It has a broad ranging practice with an emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, banking and finance, general corporate, trusts, property, insolvency and restructuring. MJM also offers advice and services to international individual and commercial private clients. Furthermore, MJM provides company administration services through Quorum and trust administration services through Fiduciary Partners Trust Company.

Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu

Corporate & Finance:
MJM’s experienced and innovative corporate team is positioned as a leading player in Bermuda’s international corporate business community. The team has a proven record in advising Bermuda’s local banks and international banking institutions on a wide range of banking and financial matters; has been involved in many of Bermuda’s most significant M&A transactions; and has a long established restructuring and insolvency practice. MJM regularly provides advice on: bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency issues, the enforcement of security, schemes of arrangement, work-outs, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, takeovers, secured and unsecured lending, strategic investments, public offerings, private placements and investment funds. A complete range of corporate secretarial and administration services is offered to MJM clients through Quorum Limited. Recent work includes:
■Acting on an ongoing basis for one of the world’s largest tanker companies and associated entities in the business of transporting crude oil and LNG
■Acting on an ongoing basis for a leading offshore deepwater drilling company
■Acting in numerous cross-border deals involving Asia and Norway
■Representing Apollo Aviation Management Limited in an aircraft securitisation, regarding notes to the value of $556.3 million, secured by a pool of 40 aircraft
■Representing Waypoint Leasing in the purchase of 31 helicopters, used in Search and Rescue Operations and other remote access activities, and post-acquisition restructuring and financing relating to unwinding of previous ownership structure using Bermuda orphan SPV companies
■Acting in numerous international bond offerings valued at over $150 million each
Contact: Peter Martin
Tel: +1 441 294 3604
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The highly regarded litigation group has a wealth of knowledge and the skills to litigate and arbitrate in a manner that best promotes clients’ objectives. This group advises in the following areas: civil, commercial, labour, employment, criminal, fraud, arbitration, contract, personal injury, estate, gaming, insurance, public law and telecommunications. Recent work includes:
■Extensive work with the Bermuda Government - Innovative and interesting case work of national public importance
■Acting for several multi-millionaire clients in the contentious private client/trust arena
■Acting for numerous companies in matters involving multi-million and billion dollar complex international insolvencies, sometimes including shareholder disputes
■Advisory work in the hospitality and banking sectors
Contact: Alan W Dunch, JP
Tel: +1 441 294 3628
Email: [email protected]

Private Client & Property:
The private client team offers pragmatic and responsive advice across a broad spectrum of residential and commercial property trusts and estate law issues, including: estate planning, tax planning, real property and asset acquisition, real property and asset holding structures, conveyancing and charitable trust formation. Additionally, MJM operates Fiduciary Partners Trust Company, Ltd., a licensed Bermuda trust company offering clients a wide range of private client trust administration and services.
Recent work includes:
■Assisting a global financial institution in protecting its security interests in a high profile land swap deal in Bermuda
■Redomiciling a number of offshore corporate and investment entities into Bermuda as part of the establishment of a large philanthropic group in Bermuda
■Reorganising complex trust structures for high net worth individuals with the goal of implementing long term estate planning, inheritance and tax planning strategies
■Acting for trustees, beneficiaries, settlers and protectors in contentious disputes
Contact: Hil de Frias
Tel: +1 441 294 3634
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Immigration:
MJM employment attorneys provide services for leading international companies as well as individual clients, and advise on the existing and changing immigration and employment laws in Bermuda. They can assist with all immigration matters including advising new start-up companies on employment and immigration requirements, preparing and submitting immigration applications for work permits and appealing immigration decisions. They can also assist with advising on and compiling applications under the Job Makers legislation, the acquisition of Bermuda status and permanent residency.
Contact: Fozeia Rana-Fahy
Tel: +1 441 294 3612
Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Reinsurance:
MJM’s insurance team is comprised of leading lawyers from among the corporate, banking & finance, dispute resolution, property and employment teams. They advise on all aspects of the insurance, reinsurance and captive insurance business and have been involved in the formation of, and provision of ongoing legal advice to, insurers of all classes.
Contact: JP Dyer
Tel: +1 441 294 3626
Email: [email protected]