28 August 2018

Gavin Woods to join Carey Olsen Bermuda

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has announced that Gavin Woods will join its corporate practice.

Mr Woods is currently a partner at another offshore law firm and has over eight years' experience in the Bermuda market, prior to which he worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in both London and New York. He specialises in corporate finance, corporate structuring and insurance regulatory matters, with particular experience in the incorporation and licensing of (re)insurance companies, listings on the Bermuda Stock Exchange and alternative risk financing vehicles such as cat bonds and insurance-linked securities.

Recognised by numerous legal publications, Mr Woods has worked on some of the most notable funds, catastrophe bond structures, collateralised reinsurance platforms and M&A transactions emanating out of Bermuda in recent years.

The arrival of Mr Woods further strengthens Carey Olsen Bermuda's significant corporate offering following the appointments of Mary Ward and Adam Bathgate.

Michael Hanson, managing partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda, said: "With the Bermuda office appointing 10 fee earners in just 10 months of operations our growth has far exceeded our initial estimates. In line with this, the corporate practice is seeing unprecedented demand for its expertise and we are anticipating significant M&A work in Bermuda through 2018 and into 2019. Gavin brings with him a fabulous reputation in the US and Bermuda markets and we are very excited to have him join the team. I am also particularly pleased about Gavin’s record of mentoring young Bermudian Attorneys, something we are both very keen to continue."

Mr Woods will join Carey Olsen Bermuda once his notice period with his current firm expires.

Carey Olsen Bermuda was established by Mr Hanson in association with leading international offshore law firm Carey Olsen at the end of last year. The firm was recently named Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in London for the second year in a row.

'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.