Dispute Resolution

ASW Law’s premier dispute resolution practice offers cutting-edge Bermuda legal advice and representation extending from court litigation to international arbitration tribunals. Our practice covers the whole spectrum of commercial and company law, with particular prominence in the following areas:

  • Banking, financial services and funds
  • Companies, partnerships and employment
  • Energy and commodities trading
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Maritime, shipping and admiralty
  • Tax, public law and human rights
  • Trusts and estates
  • Telecommunications and technology
  • White collar crime, fraud, and proceeds of crime

The independent legal directories confirm that our litigation department is a “close-knit team who are incredibility efficient and a pleasure to work with” and a “well-regarded team lauded for its expertise in a wide array of commercial disputes … with an enviable client roster … demonstrating strength in high-value cross-border cases”. Our members are recognised as experienced trial and appellate advocates.

Department head, Rod Attride-Stirling, is ranked as an ‘elite thought leader’ for (re)insurance disputes.

Our Litigation Lawyers

Rod Attride-Stirling | Director and Head of Litigation

Matthew Mason | Senior Counsel

Gabor Bognor | Associate

Sean Dunleavy | Associate

Precious Smith | Associate

 

Reported Cases 

  • Wong, Wen-Young v. Grand View Private Trust Company Ltd [2021] SC 29; BM SC 45; Bda LR 22; Bda LR 28; [2020] BM SC 50; SC 67; CA 6; Bda LR 29 [2019] SC Bda 37 Com; SC Bda 1 Com; SC 1
  • In the matter of Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd [2021] SC (Bda) 68 Com
  • St John’s Trust Company (PVT) Limited v. Watlington and Ors [2021] SC (Bda) 62 Civ
  • Re the B Trust, Medlands (PTC) Ltd v. Attorney General et al [2021] SC (Bda) 41 Com
  • Aeolus Re Ltd v. CS ILS SICAV-SIF [2021] Bda LR 15
  • Maclean v. Director of Public Prosecutions [2020] Bda LR 24
  • Michael Maclean v. The Director of Public Prosecutions [2020] SC Bda 21 Civ
  • S v. L [2019] Bda LR 83; SC Bda 70 Com; SC 62
  • Cat. SA v. Priosma Ltd [2019] SC Bda 56 Com
  • Ferguson v. Attorney General; OUTBermuda and Others v. Attorney General [2018] SC Bda 46 Civ; Bda 45 Civ; CA 30
  • Godwin and Deroche v. Registrar General and Others [2017] SC Bda 75 Civ
  • Winston Godwin v. Preserve Marriage Bermuda Ltd [2017] SC Bda 36 Civ
  • Kingboard Chemical Holdings and Others v. Annuity & Life Reassurance Ltd and Others [2017] CA Bda 3 Civ; [2015] SC Bda 76 Com
  • AK Bakri & Sons Ltd v. Al Bakri [2017] SC Bda 40 Com
  • Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd v. Ford Motor Company [2017] SC (Bda) 88 Civ; SC 114
  • Re Estate of D [2016] SC Bda 66 Civ
  • Royal Chemie International Ltd v. Barclays Bank plc and Another [2016] SC Bda 69 Com; [2015] SC Bda 91 Com
  • Trustee L and Others v. Attorney General and Others [2016] SC Bda 50 Com
  • Trustee 1 and Others v. Attorney General and Others [2014] CA Bda 3 Civ
  • Trustee L v. Attorney General [2015] SC Bda 41 Com
  • Trustee N v. Attorney General [2015] SC Bda 50 Com
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers v. Saad Investments Company Ltd and Singularis Holdings Ltd [2014] UKPC 35 and 26; [2013] Bda LR 82; Bda LR 28; SC 27
  • Stiftung Salle Modulable and Another v. Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd [2014] SC Civ Bda 42
  • Trustee 1 and Others v. Attorney General and Others [2014] SC Bda 52 Com; SC 14
  • Hua James v. Paladin Ltd [2014] SC 64; SC Bda 62 Com; SC 59
  • Gold Seal Holding Ltd and Others v. Paladin Ltd and Others [2014] SC 65
  • In re Highland Crusader Fund II Ltd [2011] Bda LR 50; Bda LR 49
  • Alpha Prime Fund Ltd v. Primeo Fund Ltd [2011] Bda LR 51
  • Re a Company (No. EC 31586) [2010] Bda LR 77
  • Bermuda Cablevision Ltd v. Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce [2010] Bda LR 62; SC 53
  • Masri v. Consolidated Contractors International Company and Teyseer Contracting Company WLL [2010] SC 14
  • Lisa SA v. Leamington Reinsurance Co Ltd and Avicola Villalobos SA [2008] Bda LR 32
  • Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd v. Manufacturers Property and Casualty Ltd [2008] Bda LR 24; Bda LR 9
  • Walsh and Taal v. Horizon Bank International Ltd [2008] Bda LR 22; Bda LR 16; [2006] Bda LR 42
  • Re Capricorn Trust; Orconsult Ltd v. Blickle et al [2008] Bda LR 41
  • First Atlantic Commerce Ltd v. Bank of Bermuda Ltd [2007] Bda LR 70; Bda LR 36; Bda LR 4
  • Fidelity Adisor Series VIII and Others v. APP China Group Ltd [2007] Bda LR 35; [2006] Bda LR 70
  • Discover Reinsurance Company v. PEG Reinsuance Company Ltd [2007] Bda LR 20
  • In re lPOC Capital Partners Ltd [2007] Bda LR 71
  • Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd (trading as CellularOne) v. Minister of Telecommunications and E-Commerce [2006] Bda LR 31
  • ABC Insurance Company v. XYZ Insurance Company [2006] Bda LR 8
  • LV Finance Group Ltd v. IPOC International Growth Fund Ltd [2006] Bda LR
  • Universal Reinsurance Co. Ltd v. Holden & Co Inc and Employers OneSource Inc [2006] Bda R 26;
  • OAO “CT-Mobile” v. IPOC International Growth Fund Limited [2006] Bda LR 53
  • Kessler v. Hill [2005] Bda LR 57
  • FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v. Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Office Congolais des Postes et Telecommunications [2005] Bda LR 26
  • Mutual Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd v. American Patriot Insurance Agency and Hendricks [2004] Bda LR 11
  • Ting and Others v. Hill as liquidator of Akai Holding Ltd and Kong Way Holdings Ltd [2004] Bda LR 7
  • Golden Accumulator Ltd and others v. Bermuda Monetary Authority [2004] Bda LR 67
  • Professional Services Insurance Company Ltd v. Gerling Konzern Versicherungs Aktiengesellschaft and Others [2003] Bda LR 55
  • Annuity & Life Reassurance Ltd v. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Barbados branch) [2003] Bda LR 16
  • UBS AG Labuan branch, East Asia Fund Ltd v. Cathay Overseas Co Ltd [2003] Bda LR 6
  • Re Global Crossing Ltd [2002] Bda LR 44
  • Christian Mutual Life Insurance Co and Others v. ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2002] Bda LR 56; Bda LR 27; LR 1
  • Hopewell International Insurance Ltd v. Gold Medal Insurance Company [2001] Bda LR 32
  • Belvedere Insurance Company Ltd v. Caliban Holdings Ltd [2000] Bda LR 42
  • Re ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited [1999] Bda LR 69
  • Starr Excess Liability Insurance Co. Ltd v. General Reinsurance Corporation [1998] Bda LR 23
  • Wilson and Craig v. First Bermuda Securities Ltd and Others [1998] Bda LR 16
  • Berliner Bank AG v. Karageorgis and Silver Carriers SA [1997] Bda LR 37
  • Bermuda Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Ltd v. BF&M Ltd; Asbestos Claims Management Corp v. BG&M Ltd [1997] Bda LR 31; [1996] Bda LR 63
  • Imperial Hotel Company Ltd v. Bermuda Business Club Ltd. And Duzevic [1997] Bda LR 17
  • Georgia Technologies Ltd v. NTI Resources Ltd [1996] Bda LR 73; Bda LR 69
  • Re Polar Trust; Bermuda Trust Company Ltd v. Ellefsen and Others [1995] Bda LR 61
  • Agrinational Ltd and Others v. Erieview Insurance Company Ltd [1995] Bda LR 34
  • Utilicorp United Inc. and Aquila Energy Resources Corp. v. Renfro and Bermuda Trust Company Ltd and Hickory Hill Corp. [1994] Bba LR 79
  • Kansa General International Insurance Co. Ltd and Kansa International Insurance Co. (Bermuda) Ltd v. Herald Insurance Co. Ltd and Northwestern National Insurance Co. [1994] Bda LR 38
  • Skandia International Insurance Co. and Others v. Al Amana Insurance and Reinsurance Company Ltd [1994] Bda LR 30
  • Manhattan Re-insurance Company v. Eastport Insurance Company Ltd [1994] Bda LR 18
  • Re Cardenas Trusts [1993] Bda LR 67
  • Bermuda Commercial Bank Ltd v. Bickley and Others [1993] Bda LR 62
  • International Risk Management Group Ltd and International Risk Management (Bermuda) Ltd v. Elwood Insurance Ltd and Hoechst Celanese Corp. [1993] Bda LR 48
  • Mutual Fire, Marine & Inland Insurance Co. v. Chesapeake Insurance Co. Ltd [1992] Bda LR 4

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