Carey Olsen Bermuda has strengthened its team with the appointment of counsel Adam Bathgate and associate Jennifer Woods.
Mr Bathgate specialises in funds, finance and corporate work, including the emerging areas of fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining Carey Olsen, he worked for Clifford Chance in Munich and London before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2010 to work at offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes.
Michael Hanson, managing partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda, said: “The arrival of Adam represents yet another important building block for our corporate practice and underlines our commitment to establishing a market-leading practice. He is a fantastic addition to the team and reflects the increasing and significant demand for our corporate services in Bermuda, including in the fintech and blockchain space.”
Meanwhile, Ms Woods has joined the litigation team as an associate. She was previously an associate at Appleby in Bermuda where she maintained a diversified business practice in the corporate and dispute resolution departments.
Ms Woods was previously a law researcher and court associate at the Supreme Court of Bermuda, for the Chief Justice of Bermuda, Court of Appeal judges, puisne judges and Magistrates’ Court.
She is licensed as a chartered regulatory counsel with in-depth knowledge of court procedures, asset management and compliance regulations.
Mr Hanson said: “We are delighted to have Jennifer on board at Carey Olsen Bermuda. With the significant increase in regulatory issues we are seeing, Jennifer’s knowledge and experience will be a valuable addition to the team and our growing client base.”
Carey Olsen Bermuda is the trading name for Michael Hanson, a barrister and attorney, carrying on Bermuda legal services.