MJM provides advice and representation across a broad range of international and Bermuda based disputes. We regularly act in large scale commercial, insolvency and trust litgation cases in the Supreme Court and at appellate levels. Our local roots demand that we provide a prompt and effective service to businesses and private clients within Bermuda. Whether we are involved in litigation or arbitration, our attorneys give priority to the provision of professional, practical and timely advice and utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques where possible. Following instruction, the appropriate practitioner or team will undertake the work required and will add members to the team to the extent necessary to provide an appropriate range of skills for the case. Further details may be found on our area sub-pages.
MJM’s Dispute Resolution Team is Ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global 2018.
What the team is known for: Distinguished, independent Bermudian firm that is widely respected in the jurisdiction. Maintains a very strong reputation for domestic Bermudian cases and is regularly instructed by the government of Bermuda on a variety of constitutional and public law matters. Also possesses expertise in a broad range of other areas, including trust and employment disputes.
Strengths: Sources praise the team for its “strategic advice.” The litigation department is also said to be “very knowledgeable” and to provide “superb turnaround.” – Chambers Global, 2018
MJM Limited ‘provides exceptional response times with the utmost professionalism and integrity’. The litigation team regularly appears in the courts, administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals, and in domestic and international arbitrations; and it regularly provides advice on bankruptcy law and cross-border insolvency issues, the enforcement of security, schemes of arrangement, work-outs, and corporate reorganisations. The team is also experienced in shareholder disputes. It acted for 109 plaintiffs in a successful claim against Bermuda Electric Light Company for breach of contractual terms to provide free healthcare to retirees. Alan W Dunch, JP is ‘a top litigator’; Fozeia Rana-Fahy is ‘thorough, professional, knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic, and attuned to geopolitical influences on subject matters’; and Andrew Martin is ‘very experienced and hands on’. Jennifer A Haworth, JP and Louise Charleson are highly regarded senior associates. – Legal500, 2018
We have published extensively in highly regarded international guides. Please see the Bookshelf for downloadable PDF versions of our subject-specific Bermuda chapters and related articles.