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Keith Robinson

Partner

Keith Robinson is a partner in the dispute resolution and trusts and private wealth practice of Carey Olsen Bermuda. With more than 20 years' experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, Keith is highly recognised by publications, peers and clients; being described as "extremely well respected globally" and someone who "knows how to handle big offshore disputes".

Often engaged by clients for "significantly challenging" litigation and high value civil matters where his "wider experience and knowledge gives him a very good forensic edge", Keith's dispute resolution practice ranges from corporate and commercial disputes, arbitration, breach of contract and public law to restructuring and insolvency matters.

His restructuring and insolvency expertise includes advising on a number of cross-border insolvencies, asset recovery/tracing cases and receiverships, as well as schemes of arrangement. He regularly advises liquidators and receivers, the boards of distressed entities, investors and unsecured creditors in relation to both contentious and non-contentious insolvency issues. 

In addition, he also has expertise in high-value trust litigation and court approved trust restructurings, often with a multi-jurisdictional element.

Keith represents global businesses, trustees, beneficiaries, settlors and protectors in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious cases before the Supreme Court of Bermuda, drawing on his extensive advocacy experience. Keith has been involved in many of the major insolvency and trust cases in Bermuda in recent years and has written widely and spoken internationally on Bermuda law.

Keith is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer for Dispute Resolution in Bermuda by Chambers Global 2020 and as a leading individual by The Legal 500. 

Career

Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2017, Keith was partner at another offshore law firm in Bermuda having relocated to the Island in 2008.

Keith was called to the Bar in Northern Ireland (1996), Ireland (2000), Bermuda (2009) and England and Wales (2010). He graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honours in Jurisprudence and also obtained a first class Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree from the University of Oxford. In addition he has a Masters of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Masters of Laws degree in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.

Keith has written extensively on Bermuda law and is a regular speaker to audiences both in Bermuda and internationally.

He is a member of the Bermuda branch of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA). He has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is an elected member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL). He is also an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and joined their editorial board in 2020. He has also been elected to the Bar Council of the Bermuda Bar Association.

 

Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in Bermuda and approved and recognised under the Bermuda Bar (Professional Companies) Rules 2009. The use of the title "Partner" is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business

 

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What our clients say

Robinson "is extremely intelligent and comfortable on his feet, he is always fully prepared, he gives you confidence and is an honest broker. You can put him in front of any client. He is a bit of a rock star."

Chambers and Partners HNW

Robinson "really knows how to handle big offshore disputes. He is an excellent trusts lawyer, his wider experience and knowledge gives him a very good forensic edge."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"The 'very experienced' Keith Robinson is well known for his specialism in high-value trusts disputes."

Chambers and Partners

"Extremely well respected globally."

Chambers and Partners

"We use him for significantly challenging areas of law and we always get a considered, well thought-out approach."

Chambers and Partners