M&A Navigator – Bermuda
Stephanie P. Sanderson, Partner in the Corporate Department, discusses M&A trends and practices in Bermuda in the Lexology Navigator 2018.
Stephanie Sanderson provides analysis of the statutory rights and protections afforded to minority shareholders in relation to M&A, takeovers and squeeze-outs as well as the body of case law relating to this area of law.
Alex Fox and Kit Cunningham discuss why the Bermuda LLC is particularly accommodating to start-up companies across a wide array of industries, including technology, film and music, retail, manufacturing, and distribution. The abundance of flexibility enables entrepreneurs to design a corporate structure that is simple, efficient, economic and above all – protects their personal assets.
Kit Cunningham, Corporate Attorney at BeesMont, provides an informative article on aviation finance and aircraft registration. He explains that these areas, and particularly aircraft leasing and aircraft lessor securitisation, are experiencing a boom on a global scale, and that these transactions provide the opportunity to employ innovative mechanisms.
BeesMont is pleased to have contributed the Bermuda Chapter in China Offshore 7th Annual Company Formation Guide, led by Stephanie Sanderson, Corporate Partner. The publication is now available online.
Stephanie Sanderson, Partner in the Corporate Department at BeesMont Law, has been recognised by IFLR1000 as a Leading Lawyer Rising Star based on transactional evidence as well as peer and client feedback. This recognition marks Stephanie as one of outstanding individuals listed by IFLR as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ of the future who has demonstrated her skills and potential by advising on innovative transactions.
Stephanie Sanderson, Partner in the Corporate Department at BeesMont Law, was a panelist at the World Alternative Investment Summit (WAIS) held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel in Southampton, Bermuda. Stephanie was invited to speak at WAIS to discuss offshore fund issues from a regulatory standpoint as well as international and local developments in relation to transparency and automatic exchange of information.
As a speaker on the Global and Bermuda Regulatory Update Panel, Stephanie addressed the current regulatory and compliance environment, international transparency and how Bermuda maintains its reputation and fulfils its international obligations, as well as the anticipated changes internationally and locally including data protection and privacy updates on the horizon. She also advised on what investment managers and service providers should be doing in light of increased regulatory pressures.
Stephanie is an attorney with extensive experience in investment funds, including advising investment managers and service providers. Her practice encompasses compliance (including AML/ATF), regulatory matters, automatic exchange of information and international tax and transparency. She has been the Chair of the Bermuda Industry/Government Joint Committee on FATCA and CRS, which also deals with OECD BEPS issues including country-by-country reporting, since 2015. Stephanie regularly advises multi-national companies and financial institutions on compliance and regulatory matters as well as the application of automatic exchange of information regimes.
WAIS Bermuda is in its second year and is a large gathering of global alternative investment professionals and service providers. Featuring panel discussions with top-level international speakers, fund managers, investors and leading service providers, WAIS Bermuda brings together delegates to explore every side of alternative investments.
BeesMont Law is sponsoring the Centre on Philanthropy’s new website which will benefit the Centre on Philanthropy’s members, donors and volunteers. The firm is pleased to be able to support such a worthy organisation which supports and provides invaluable services to Bermuda’s Third Sector.
Stephanie P. Sanderson, Corporate Partner, has been named as a Rising Star by Bermuda Re+ILS in Bermuda’s Rising Stars: The next generation of leaders for her work in international tax transparency, regulatory and compliance as well as investment funds related to risk transfer structures and insurance-linked securities (ILS). Rising Stars are featured by the publication as future leaders of their companies and the industry as a whole.
The Bermuda Government’s new Bribery Act 2016 came into force on 1 September, 2017 (Bribery Act), drastically modernising Bermuda’s anti-bribery legislation. The Bribery Act is largely modelled on the UK’s Bribery Act 2010, but it is important that persons and organisations in Bermuda understand the provisions of the Bermuda Bribery Act which has wide implications and introduces a number of new offences into Bermuda law.
Multi-national enterprises based in or connected to Bermuda should analyse their risk and ensure that they implement procedures that sufficiently take into account Bermuda anti-bribery provisions. To assist, the Bermuda Government has issued Guidance on how commercial organisations can ensure that they comply with the Bribery Act entitled ‘The Bribery Act 2016 Guidance about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing (section 11 of the Bribery Act 2016)’ (Guidance).