Lawyer leaves island for new role in Cayman

  • Alex Potts QC: Joins the Cayman Islands office of Conyers

Lawyer Alex Potts QC has left the Bermuda office of international law firm Kennedys to become head of the litigation and restructuring practice in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers.

The firm said Mr Potts’s appointment follows a recent expansion with senior hires across both the corporate and litigation and restructuring departments. He joins as a partner of the firm.

Mr Potts, who became a Queen’s Counsel while employed in Bermuda, previously worked in London.

Kevin Butler, head of the Cayman Islands office of Conyers, said: “We are pleased to have Alex on board as the head of our litigation and restructuring team in Cayman. His knowledge and expertise strengthens our position in the market and will ensure that we continue to offer the high calibre of client service that the department is known for.”

Mr Potts said: “I am very excited to be joining a talented team of lawyers in the Cayman Islands, with a focus on excellence. I look forward to working closely with the firm’s clients, as well as other members of the Cayman Islands’ legal profession and the Cayman Islands’ judiciary.”

The firm said that Mr Potts has a particular focus on complex disputes, handling matters in the fields of banking, financial services, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, company law, trusts, asset recovery and contentious insolvency. His practice also extends to matters of public, constitutional and administrative, regulatory, telecommunications, employment, planning, and environmental law.

Mr Potts has conducted cases and appeared as leading counsel before a variety of courts, arbitration tribunals, and regulatory tribunals, in England and Wales, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, including the Privy Council. In addition to his court appearances, he is frequently instructed as counsel in international arbitrations and mediations.

Conyers said Mr Potts has been recognised as a leading lawyer in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Global, and is the author of many publications on issues of offshore law.