Name: Wendell Hollis
Firm Name: HCS Group Ltd.
Country: Bermuda
Expertise: Business Services


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Professional Biography:

Wendell is from an old Bermuda family and has been a member of the Bermuda Bar for forty (40) years.

His principal areas of practice include private client representation involving corporate and commercial, immigration and real property matters. His local clients have included a number of Bermuda’s largest hotels, trading operations and property development companies, and his international clients include a number of global global figures with residential and business ties to Bermuda.

He incorporated Kloster Cruise Ltd which went on to become Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd and served as a Director and Vice President of NCL for over 20 years. NCL is ranked as the third largest cruise ship company in the world. He incorporated Roust Trading Ltd in 1995. RTL is now the largest entrepreneurial group in Russia, the second largest producer of vodka in the world and the largest exporter of Russian Vodka and the largest producer of Premium Vodka in Russia. Wendell has been a Director and Vice President of RTL since 1995.

Wendell was commissioned an officer in the Bermuda Regiment in 1976 where he served for twelve (12) years and recently retired as Chairman of Bermuda’s Defence Board and the Promotions Board for the Bermuda Regiment. Wendell has held a number of Government Board appointments. He served as the Chairman of the Permanent Arbitration Tribunal for six (6) years. He was the Chairman of the Gaming Task Force and served as Deputy Chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Board for five (5) years. In 1992 Wendell was appointed a Government member to the Bermuda Senate and whilst in the Senate held the offices of Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and the Environment.

He is the author of numerous articles on Bermuda’s laws generally with specific emphasis on Bermuda’s Immigration laws.

He received his LL. B (Hons.) from Bristol University, England in 1974, and was called to the Bar in England in 1975.

He is admitted in England & Wales and Bermuda. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with a specialty in mediation.

Practice:

The HCS Group is a Bermuda based consulting and advisory group which provides corporate structuring and general legal services and advice to entities and individuals doing business in Bermuda.  The Group includes Hollis Corporate Services, a corporate administration company administering the corporate affairs of many of Bermuda’s leading businesses as well as a select group of international companies based in Bermuda.

The Group also includes HCS Law Limited, the principal of which is Wendell Hollis who has practised law in Bermuda for over 40 years and who has managed some of Bermuda’s leading law firms.   In addition, Mr. Hollis has had significant Government and public service experience having served as a Senator and Chairman of many of Government’s advisory boards.  Mr. Hollis chaired the Government appointed Task Force on Gaming, the Defence Board, the Bermuda Regiment Promotions Board and the Permanent Arbitration Tribunal.

The HCS Group acts generally for the largest entrepreneurial business in Russia.  Roust Trading Ltd. is a Bermuda Company upon which Mr. Hollis sits as a Director and Vice President, which is, amongst other things, the world’s second largest producer and distributor of vodka.  Mr. Hollis also acts for the Bermuda interests of a number of globally known individuals from both the entertainment and the global business community.

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