Conyers Dill & Pearman

Offshore Top 30 position: 7

Bermuda: jurisdiction of choice for trust and wealth structures

Bermuda continues to maintain its position as an attractive, sophisticated and secure jurisdiction for the international high-net-worth private client. With an independent, stable legal and judicial system, and regular and innovative reforms of its trust laws over the last 20 years, Bermuda’s trust legislation is both modern and facilitative of succession planning and asset protection. It offers a sophisticated and well-established infrastructure that has made it one of the largest and most successful offshore jurisdictions in the world.

Bermuda has robust anti‐money laundering legislation and Tax Information Exchange Agreements; to date it has entered into 34 Agreements (and concluded negotiations with 3 other jurisdictions). This has led to the OECD including Bermuda on its “white list” as a co‐operative and compliant jurisdiction. This legislation, along with the regulatory enforcement provided by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, has ensured that Bermuda is a leader in international anti‐money laundering measures, and reinforces its status as a premier offshore jurisdiction. Bermuda’s Government and business community have traditionally worked together to ensure that the reputation and integrity of the jurisdiction are preserved without the need for overly burdensome regulation. This system of “balanced regulation” is generally characterized by a significant level of cooperation between the business community and Government and has complemented Bermuda’s historical emphasis on quality rather than quantity of business…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Conyers Dill & Pearman briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.


Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Conyers Dill & Pearman

View more briefings from Conyers Dill & Pearman


Clarendon House
2 Church Street
PO Box HM 666

Qualified lawyers: 127
Partners: 55