26Aug2020

Sharon S. Rampersad-Ible

Sharon S. Rampersad-Ible

Associate

Sharon is a licensed practitioner both in Trinidad & Tobago and Bermuda. In Bermuda she appears frequently in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Magistrates Court and is one of the attorneys that the Magistrates Court often calls upon to assist in the resolution of matters. It is her meticulous approach and attention to detail that has allowed Sharon to successfully represent her clients’ best interests.

Sharon specialised in corporate law however once in practice has gravitated towards general practice which includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Civil law;
  • Commercial law;
  • Family law-custody and divorce;
  • Contract and employment disputes;
  • Protection Orders;
  • Probate;
  • Conveyancing;
  • Eviction;
  • Landlord tenant disputes;
  • Debt collection;
  • Personal injury;
  • Defamation;
  • Criminal liability and traffic offences (Running Down Actions);
  • Insurance claims; and
  • Wills.

EDUCATION

Legal Practice Course (LPC) and  Professional Skills Course (PSC) – University Of Law, Moorgate London

LL.B (Hons) – University of Kent

B.A. English (Hons) and Diploma in Education – University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

11Mar2018

Gretchen Tucker

Practice Groups

Main Practices

  • Civil Litigation & Tribunal Advocacy
  • Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Employment & Immigration Law
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information
  • Privacy by Design
  • Data Ethics & Security
  • Public Law
  • Personal Injury & Tortious Claims
  • Estate Litigation

Gretchen Tucker

Senior Governance and Privacy Attorney

Gretchen is a Bermuda and UK qualified barrister and a member of the Privacy, Security & Information Law and Regulatory & Compliance practice groups at BeesMont.

As a general civil litigator, Gretchen has advised and represented clients in personal injury, employment & tortious claims, estate and debt collection matters in Bermuda’s Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and Employment Tribunal. She has further represented clients in connection with human rights-related applications to public authorities.

She further advises both the private and public sector on non-contentious issues arising from employment in Bermuda including human rights, employee privacy, immigration and benefits claims.

Gretchen works closely with our Corporate attorneys to advise commercial organisations on transactional employment and privacy issues arising from mergers & acquisitions, business re-organisations and strategic planning as well as compliance with the soon to be fully in force, Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (PIPA). She regularly attends leading offshore conferences and summits in the UK and the United States covering global privacy regulation and enforcement, most notably data ethics and data security issues arising from the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Representative Legal Matters

Gretchen has been involved in a broad range of matters. In particular, she has:

  • Drafted privacy policies and data protection agreements including intragroup agreements (IGA) and model clauses.
  • Advised on data asset vulnerabilities and privacy breaches.
  • Counselled on restrictive covenants drafting and enforcement and executive severance.
  • Represented various corporate and individual executors in various applications in the Supreme Court concerning the removal of executors and trustees, debt enforcement and general estate management.
  • Represented a corporate objector to a liquor licence application in Magistrates Court.
  • Represented same sex couple in successful marriage licence application filed on the advent of the tabling of the Domestic Partnership Bill.
  • Delivered generic and specialist training and awareness programs covering sexual harassment and discrimination, employment law and PIPA.

In January 2019, Gretchen received approval to establish a new Sub-Committee of the Bermuda Bar for the Advancement of Privacy Law and Appropriate Regulation of the Legal Industry (APLLI) and she is dedicated to the advancement of women’s equal representation in the corporate and legal community. She has contributed to articles circulated by IFLRIOOO, Mondaq, Bermuda Parent magazine and the Royal Gazette. Gretchen was also a monthly Columnist for the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s monthly e-newsletter, The Insider, from 2014 – 2016.

Gretchen actively supports the advancement of human rights in Bermuda through the Human Rights Act 1981 and fair employment practices and has provided pro bono representation before the Employment Tribunal in connection with a claim for the unpaid wages and benefits of low income, non-English speaking foreign nationals against a Bermuda employer.

Prior to joining BeesMont in January 2017, Gretchen was an Attorney at an international offshore law firm in Bermuda.

Admissions
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, August 2011
Barrister, Bar of England & Wales, July 2013 (non-practising)
Barrister & Attorney, Bar of Bermuda, October 2013
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,(ACIArb), January 2015
Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths, Bermuda

Education 
University of Buckingham (LLB, Bachelor of Laws)
University of Nottingham (LLM, International Commercial Law with Distinction)
City University London, The City Law School (Bar Professional Training Course)

Association Memberships
Member of Bermuda Human Resources Association
Founding Member of Bermuda Bar Sub-Committee for the Advancement of Privacy Law and Appropriate Regulation of the Legal Industry (APLLI)
Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Former Council Member of the Architects Registration Council (2016-2018)

10Mar2018

Peter Sanderson

Practice Groups

  • Dispute Resolution

Peter Sanderson

Senior Litigation Counsel

Peter is one of the most active litigators before the Bermuda courts, and is familiar with applying for interim injunctions and stays of proceedings at short notice. He appears regularly before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and specialist tribunals, and has also appeared before the Privy Council in London. He adds value for clients through a dynamic approach of finding angles that others may have missed, in-depth understanding of the sometimes obscure sources underpinning Bermuda’s laws, and a strategic focus on procedural rules and costs mitigation. With this approach, he has been able to build a client base across various areas of law, and has been involved with landmark precedents for the interpretation of the law, reported in international publications such as Law Reports of the Commonwealth and West Indian Reports. Peter has recently advised in the following areas:

•  Civil recovery and proceeds of crime;
•  Maritime, shipping, law of the sea;
•  Territorial limits and extra-territorial issues;
•  Immigration and nationality;
•  Contract and employment disputes;
•  Corporate and shareholder disputes;
•  Trust and probate matters;
•  Disciplinary proceedings and professional negligence;
•  Criminal liability and traffic offences;
•  Child protection matters;
•  Sports law;
•  Property disputes, boundaries and easements;
•  Judicial review of government decisions;
•  Constitutional challenges to legislation;
•  Discrimination and human rights;
•  Insurance liability and personal injuries;

Peter has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator in various matters. He has sat on a panel tasked to hear a major dispute between the Bermuda government and unions for the entire public service. He has been instructed to provide expert evidence of Bermuda law for foreign proceedings. He is available to act as an Examiner for the taking of depositions.

9Mar2018

Simon Davis

Practice Group

Simon Davis

Partner, Property

Simon’s practice covers all areas of local residential and commercial property law, including in particular: residential and commercial sales and purchases (both freehold and leasehold); residential and commercial leases; mortgages and structured lending; and condominium development.

In Bermuda, Simon’s previous experience includes working as a Senior Associate at another Bermuda law firm, in the property, trusts and estates team. Prior to moving to Bermuda in 2005, Simon worked as a real estate solicitor in the UK, covering an equally wide range of property work.

Simon was enrolled as a Barrister and Attorney in the Supreme Court of Bermuda in 2008. He was admitted as a Solicitor (not currently practising) of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1999 and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Outside work, Simon’s passions include rebuilding classic cars, property development and riding his cherished Harley Davidson.

Education
Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation) – University of Bristol, England
LLB (Hons) – Coventry University, England

18Jan2018

Stephanie Paiva Sanderson

Practice Groups

Main Practice Areas

  • Automatic Exchange of Information and International Tax Transparency
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Fintech
  • General Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Private Equity
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Technology

Stephanie Paiva Sanderson

Partner, Corporate, Regulatory & Compliance
Head of Technology & Innovation

   

Stephanie is a Partner in the Corporate Department at BeesMont Law Limited and joined the firm in 2010. She practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law as well as regulatory and compliance. Stephanie leads BeesMont Law’s Technology & Innovation Practice.

Stephanie has been recommended by Legal 500 and recognised by IFLR1000 as an outstanding individual and ‘Leading Lawyer’ who has demonstrated her skills by advising on innovative transactions. Chambers and Partners recognises Stephanie as having an impressive transactional offering with noteworthy compliance and regulatory expertise and being highly regarded by her clients who note her as “a subject-matter expert with a broad base of knowledge” who provides “strong attention to detail.” 

Stephanie’s corporate practice has a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, technology, insurance, finance, corporate reorganisations, restructurings and cross-border transactions. M&A and private equity deals that Stephanie has acted on include both private and public M&A in various regional markets and varied industries such as mining, financial services, tech and telecoms, and pharma and life sciences.

Stephanie’s practice encompasses Bermuda international tax transparency law, corporate governance, compliance (including AML/ATF) and regulatory matters, economic substance, data protection and privacy law. Her experience extends to international regulatory matters including international treaties, tax information exchange agreements, FATCA, the Common Reporting Standard and BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting.

Stephanie was the Chairman of the Bermuda Industry/Government Joint Committee on FATCA and CRS, which also dealt with OECD BEPS issues including country-by-country reporting, from 2015 to 2018. She regularly advises multi-national companies, HNWIs and financial institutions on the application of automatic exchange of information regimes. She is also able to handle compliance with Court Production Orders under inter-jurisdictional agreements and legislation.

Stephanie has counselled numerous clients on financial services regulatory and compliance matters including advising on compliance issues, applications and filings in relation to Bermuda Monetary Authority regulated investment funds and investment businesses, insurance companies and insurance managers, as well as digital asset businesses. Stephanie is also a Director of various privately-owned and regulated companies.

Stephanie has been invited to speak or act as a panel member on topics relevant to her practice at a variety of public and private events. She has been a speaker at events for AIMA Bermuda as well as the World Alternative Investment Summit (WAIS) in relation to regulatory and compliance matters including privacy and data protection. Stephanie has also authored numerous articles and contributed to prestigious legal and industry publications on topics relating to Bermuda law.

Stephanie obtained her LPC with Distinction from BPP Law School in the UK. She is a current Practicing Member of the Bermuda Bar.

Select Work Highlights
• Assisted 24 Exchange obtain a Class T Digital Asset Business Act Licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the first Licence of its kind in Bermuda, authorising 24 Exchange to operate in Bermuda as a digital asset exchange and as a digital asset derivative exchange provider

• Assisted CrossTower obtain a Class M Digital Asset Business Act Licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority authorising CrossTower to operate in Bermuda as a digital asset exchange and provide custodial wallet services

• Advised Circle with respect to its Class F Digital Asset Business Act Licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Bermuda’s first Full Digital Asset Business Act Licence

• Advised Sibanye Gold Limited in connection with the approx. US$294 million acquisition of Aquarius Platinum Limited

• Advised CMOC Mining Pty Ltd. in connection with its US$2.65 billion acquisition of indirect interest of Freeport McMoRan in Tenke Fungurume copper-cobalt mine

• Advised Ministry of Finance with Deloitte on Government Tax Information Reporting Solution Project including CRS and Country-by-Country Regulations and Guidance for Bermuda

• Advised Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd on the approx. $700 million majority stake acquisition by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC and minority stake by RenaissanceRe

Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction) – BPP Law School, Leeds
Graduate Diploma in Law with GDLE specialism in International Law – BPP Law School, Leeds
B.A. – University of Waterloo, Canada

Association Memberships
Bermuda Bar Association
Member of 100 Women in Finance (Bermuda)

16Jan2018

Sharon A. Beesley

Practice Group

Main Practice Areas

  • Investment Funds and Investment Management
  • M&A and Joint Ventures
  • Banking and Corporate Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate Governance

Main Industries

  • Asset Management
  • Financial Services
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Banking

Sharon A. Beesley

Partner, CEO
Head of Corporate

Sharon is the founder of the BeesMont Group and CEO of BeesMont Law Limited. She practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law with particular expertise in investment funds, structured finance, joint venture structures and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to establishing the BeesMont Group, Sharon spent the first eight years of her professional practice with Linklaters (in London & Hong Kong) where she worked primarily in the fields of commercial property, banking and capital market and banking transactions; after a sabbatical involving cycling from England to the Near East, she worked with Denys Reitz in South Africa, advising on corporate cross-border transactions. Sharon then moved to Bermuda where she was the head of banking at one of the then leading Bermuda law firms. In 1997 she co-founded the original ISIS Group which included the ISIS Foundation now known as Adara Foundation, an international non-profit, which seeks to improve the lives of children and their families in Nepal and Uganda. Sharon was also one of the founders of IKONIC Fund Services Ltd., a licensed Bermuda fund administrator, now owned by the Horseshoe Group.

Since 1992, when Sharon commenced her law practice in Bermuda, she has developed a recognised investment fund practice, particularly with respect to infrastructure and alternative fund strategies. She has also advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions including domestic and international M&A and joint ventures, and general corporate governance issues.

Sharon is a former Director of the Board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, a member of the Asset Management Group, a committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (having previously chaired a Bermuda investment funds industry committee), a member of the AIMA chapter in Bermuda and has served on numerous other voluntary business groups in Bermuda. Sharon is also a member of the BSX Listing Committee. She has additionally written numerous articles and participated in a variety of conference panels both in Bermuda and overseas.

Sharon is a director of the publicly listed Enstar Group Limited and The China ‘A’ Fund Limited and a number of privately owned companies.

Education
LLM (2:1) – Cambridge University
BA (2:1) (Hons) – University of Westminster

Sharon was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong and was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1993.

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