05 July 2018

Carey Olsen Bermuda continues to expand its team as it celebrates award win

Carey Olsen Bermuda’s growth continues to accelerate with the appointment of counsel Adam Bathgate and associate Jennifer Woods.

Mr Bathgate, who is described as a 'rising star' by the International Financial Law Review, specialises in all aspects of funds, finance and corporate work, including the emerging areas of fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Mr Bathgate had previously worked for Clifford Chance in both Munich and London before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2010 to work at another offshore law firm.

Michael Hanson, managing partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda, said: "The arrival of Adam represents yet another important building block for our corporate practice and underlines our commitment to establishing a market leading practice. He is a fantastic addition to the team and reflects the increasing and significant demand for our corporate services in Bermuda, including in the fintech and blockchain space."

Carey Olsen Bermuda has also appointed Bermudian Ms Woods to its litigation team as an associate. Prior to joining Carey Olsen Bermuda in 2018, she was an associate at another offshore law firm in Bermuda where she maintained a diversified business practice in the corporate and dispute resolution departments. Ms Woods was previously a law researcher and court associate at the Supreme Court of Bermuda, for the Chief Justice of Bermuda, Court of Appeal judges, puisne judges and Magistrates' Court. She is licensed as a chartered regulatory counsel with in-depth knowledge of court procedures, asset management and compliance regulations.

Mr Hanson said: "We are delighted to have Jennifer on board at Carey Olsen Bermuda. With the significant increase in regulatory issues we are seeing, Jennifer’s knowledge and experience will be a valuable addition to the team and our growing client base."

The firm has also recently shared in the success of Carey Olsen being named Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in London. The opening of Carey Olsen Bermuda, which Mr Hanson established in association with the leading international offshore firm at the end of last year, was a key factor in the award win. It is the second year in a row that Carey Olsen has claimed the prestigious honour.

Mr Hanson commented: "For Carey Olsen to be recognised globally as the leading offshore law firm two years in a row is a significant achievement. Further, following the opening of Carey Olsen Bermuda, this recognition has now provided global coverage to the Bermuda legal market through our recent affiliation. We are very excited about our growth and progress to date and the future of Bermuda as a leading offshore jurisdiction."

'Carey Olsen Bermuda' is the trading name for Michael Hanson, a barrister and attorney, carrying on Bermuda legal services. The use of the title 'Partner' is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business.