Edward Allanby

Edward Allanby is our exclusively recommended Corporate Services expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edward directly using the contact details listed above.

Edward is qualified as a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), Chartered Director (Institute of Directors), Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda), and Trust and Estate Practitioner (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Edward Allanby has extensive experience in financial accounting, financial budgeting, cash flow forecasts, investments, valuations, regulatory compliance reports, and trusts. Edward’s career experience includes appointments at Brunswick Group as Partner and Chief Financial Officer as well as at Leman Brothers Europe as Financial Controller (London), Director of Regulatory Accounting (London), and Director of Trading Services (Frankfurt).

Advisory Excellence Appoints Edward Allanby and Leman Management Limited in Bermuda (streetinsider.com)

Firm Overview:

Excellence Exemplified

My team and I work with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients to comprehensively manage their private investing affairs by handling the implementation, execution and on-going requirements of private investments identified by the client. My team is internationally qualified and experienced in local and offshore corporate services and structures. We provide our clients with expertise in structuring and executing private investments; an experienced, responsive and trusted partner; a deal representative and point of contact; and pro-active management creation of ideas, options and benefits.

Recently, we’ve fulfilled these deal highlights: private investment holding companies (“container boxes”) – providing a holistic view of the investments of clients in an efficient way to perform execution, financial control, and active management; syndicate and segregated account structures – designing light structures which enable like-minded clients to gain exposure to high ticket value private market investments by combining invested amounts; and family trusts – serving as a trustee and managing private trust companies and associated entities by providing comprehensive control and oversight.

Erik Gotfredsen

Erik Gotfredsen is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Erik directly using the contact details listed above.

Erik is an equity shareholder of Wakefield Quin and has been internationally recognised by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 as one of Bermuda’s leading corporate lawyers.

His practice spans a broad range of sophisticated finance and capital market transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services, structured and project finance, secured lending, mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations.

Erik has significant experience advising on joint ventures, partnerships, asset and fund management and regulatory compliance.

In addition, he has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the establishment of companies in Bermuda, and is routinely instructed by a large number of leading international banks, financial institutions, public companies, private equity firms and onshore law firms.

Firm Overview:

Wakefield Quin is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. Our professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with timely, sophisticated and solution-driven legal advice.

We are a full-service firm with a history of advising both local and international clients in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, trusts, private client and litigation.

Wakefield Quin, through its affiliates, also provides a full range of fund and trust administration, corporate secretarial, accounting, directorship and management services.

John Rayner

John Rayner is our exclusively recommended Reinsurance Services expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

After qualifying in the United Kingdom with the Prudential, John Rayner came to Bermuda in 1972 with AIG and gained six years of experience in the United States insurance and reinsurance fields.  For the next six years he worked for a Bermuda consulting operation formed by Conning of Hartford, Connecticut.  John has been the sole proprietor of Abbott Associates, an independent actuarial consulting firm since 1984.

In 1993 Abbott Associates signed a co-operation agreement with a Boston actuarial firm, retaining independence but acquiring access to international resources. During the past ten years, aside from his consulting activities, John took up the role of Chief Regional Actuary for Lucida Re Limited. This reinsurer was a start-up established to write new deals in block life and longevity business offered worldwide. More recently he has formed a strategic partnership with a small actuarial firm in Washington DC.

John is involved with a number of insurance and reinsurance companies and acts as Appointed Actuary and Loss Reserve Specialist for several of them. His clients include insurers, captive insurers and reinsurers, self-insured groups, health plans and trusts. His experience includes pricing, reserving, feasibility studies, profit testing, reinsurance, statutory / EBS and IFRS / GAAP valuations, asset valuations, capital models and most other aspects of insurance and benefits business.  He has acted as an actuarial expert in court cases involving injury claims.

In addition, John is a frequent adviser to governments in the region and sat on the Admissions Committee of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the Bermuda regulator for more than 8 years. He was also a member of the Bermuda Hospital Commission for many years.

John Rayner has been actively involved with the development of modern insurance products and risk solutions and has spoken at actuarial conferences and is well known in Bermuda and to other insurance regulators.

He currently sits on the board of several Bermuda based companies and is a full member of the Institute of Directors in London.

Mark Chudleigh

Mark Chudleigh is our exclusively recommended Private Client Law expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details listed above.

He maintains an international practice and frequently represents clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, particularly involving the United States, having been admitted as an attorney in the State of California in 1998. After practicing at two leading firms in London he established the Bermuda law firm, now known as Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd., in 2006.

Mark’s commercial litigation practice includes corporate, insolvency, trusts, professional liability, contract disputes and insurance matters.

Firm Overview:

At Kennedys we’re here to make a difference for our clients, and each other, every day.

We empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential. We do this by putting our values centre stage. They define the way that we behave and interact with one another, and they run through every strand of our firm.

Our culture and values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for, and we take them very seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach.

Neil Horner

Neil Horner is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Neil directly using the contact details listed above.

Neil is Head of Corporate at ASW. He joined the firm in March 2003. Prior to joining the firm he worked in leading firms in London and New York and in Frankfurt.

He was called to the Bermuda Bar in 2004. Neil holds two first class honours degrees from Cambridge and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School.

Neil specialises in corporate, insurance, funds and commercial law with extensive experience working on large commercial and corporate finance transactions with particular emphasis on the insurance and financial services sectors.

Firm Overview:

ASW Law is a leading, specialist, corporate and commercial, insurance, dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring law firm based in Bermuda.

Our barristers and attorneys bring many years of experience as lawyers in both Bermuda and a number of prominent foreign jurisdictions, including England, New York, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, the British Virgin Islands and Germany. Our lawyers are able to take instructions in English, French, Spanish, German, Hungarian and Afrikaans.

ASW Law is internationally renowned and respected and has extensive international ‘best friend’ links to other leading law firms in a multitude of onshore and offshore jurisdictions. We pride ourselves on the first class work we do for our clients both locally and internationally.

We apply a rigorous analytical approach to all our work, however complex, whilst keeping in mind at all times the commercial and market considerations of our clients’ businesses.

Fozeia Rana-Fahy

Fozeia Rana-Fahy is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Bermuda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fozeia directly using the contact details listed above.

Fozeia acts for both international and local clients in a wide range of complex disputes including corporate, banking, insurance, employment / immigration, insolvency and high-value trust litigation cases. She routinely advises and gives presentations on topical issues for the banking, insurance, trust and private client sectors in Bermuda.

She also has a successful mediation practice and is the leader of the Bermuda Business Development Agency Trust & Private Client Group Executive.

Firm Overview:

MJM is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. We have a broad ranging practice with a reputation for excellence in our core practice areas.

MJM is regularly retained by leading international law firms. We offer practical, common sense advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda. We also offer a high degree of Director involvement in the work that we do.

Each practice area is led by a Director who is recognised as a leading practitioner in Bermuda in their respective field of specialisation. Our collaborative approach across practice areas enables us to offer a comprehensive and thorough service to our clients.

The Quorum Group provides incorporation and a range of corporate administrative services.