Cox Hallett Wilkinson

Cox Hallett Wilkinson

Cox Hallett Wilkinson is a full service law firm in Bermuda. We serve a diverse clientele and provide an extensive range of legal and other professional services in a practical, cost effective and timely manner.

Cedar House, 3rd Floor
41 Cedar Avenue
Hamilton HM 12
 +441 295 4630

CHW’s key practice areas are corporate & commercial, litigation & dispute resolution, private client & real estate, employment and intellectual property.

Our business approach is to provide a high standard of professional advice through a smaller team of attorneys who develop close working relationships directly with our clients and those law firms across the globe who instruct us on international transactions and matters.

The chw corporate team has developed a strong corporate and commercial practice that has continued to grow over the last few years despite challenging economic conditions in bermuda.  Our attorneys (who each have specific areas of expertise) have naturally developed a broad skill set and together we advise on wide range of matters, including corporate finance, M&A and private equity work, insurance and reinsurance, the formation and ongoing regulation of investment funds, structuring advice to global corporate groups and aircraft and ship financings.

Our litigation department is amongst the foremost in bermuda.  its attorneys work individually and in teams to provide practical advice and competent representation in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, including insurance and reinsurance litigation, hostile take-overs and shareholder disputes, compulsory liquidations and insolvency, receiverships, breach of trust actions and international trade.

Our client base is global and covers a wide range of industry sectors, including captive insurance, natural resources, aviation, shipping, investment funds, retail and telecommunications businesses.  Corporate clients range small privately-owned businesses to global corporates and listed companies.

ernest-morrison.jpgErnest Morrison
Managing Director and head of the corporate department

Ernest practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law including corporate governance and regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions (with particular experience with those involving insurance companies and other regulated entities), private and public offerings of debt and capital (with listings on all major stock exchanges), private equity investments, asset finance, shipping and aviation, and the establishment of investment funds and managers.

His insurance practice includes advising on the establishment and regulation of Bermuda insurers, brokers and managers and investments in insurance and reinsurance companies.

Ernest was ranked as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 in both of the corporate & commercial and banking, finance & capital markets categories, and as a Leading Lawyer (Highly Regarded) by the IFLR1000.

david-kessaram.jpgDavid Kessaram
Senior counsel, Litigation

David practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation/arbitration. He has particular expertise in relation to insolvency and restructuring matters, insurance and reinsurance disputes, advising on hostile takeovers and shareholders' disputes and acting on breach of trust claims.

David was ranked as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 in dispute resolution, and as a Band 1 attorney in dispute resolution in Chamber and Partners.

kathleen-moniz.jpgKathleen Moniz
Senior associate, corporate department

Kathleen practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law including IP migration, life sciences and bio-tech restructuring, securities and financings, as well as investment business and partnerships.

Kathleen also has experience in a wide variety of international asset financing transactions, including debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border financings.

Kathleen is proficient in Bermuda’s regulatory compliance regime, including data protection, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering.

Prior to joining CHW in November 2018, Kathleen was a senior associate at a Tier 1 Bermuda law firm for 12 years.

Kathleen joined CHW in 2018 and was admitted to the Bermuda Bar in 2007.

Kathleen was ranked by the IFLR1000 as a Rising Star.

janice-gutteridge.jpgJanice Gutteridge
Senior associate, corporate department

Janice practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law, advising a wide range of international and local clients. Janice’s primary areas of expertise are with respect to asset financings, particularly aviation and shipping financing, shipping and aircraft registration in Bermuda, and banking and finance transactions.

Janice also has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions of both local and international companies, the migration of corporate entities and partnerships into and out of Bermuda, partnership structures, including global restructuring projects involving Bermuda entities, the incorporation and establishment of Bermuda special purpose vehicles and establishing private trust companies.

Janice joined CHW in 2007 and was admitted to the Bermuda Bar in 2008.

Janice is a member of the WISTA Bermuda Branch and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Bermuda Branch.

Janice is ranked as a Rising Star by IFLR1000 and by The Legal 500 in both of the corporate & commercial and banking, finance & capital markets categories.

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