Cox Hallett Wilkinson
After a particularly difficult 2012, Bermuda's Cox Hallett Wilkinson bounced back in 2013, with revenue rising 15 per cent. Corporate turnover was up by 16 per cent and litigation up by 12 per cent, according to the firm.
Major transactions included the secondary offering of Norwegian Cruise Line shares listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, valued at $1.5bn. The firm is also advising South American oil and gas company GeoPark on its delisting from London's AIM market and upcoming IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
While the firm's partner headcount of five was unchanged, it added two lawyers to its roster during the year. Cox Hallett Wilkinson has a two-pronged strategy of developing young Bermudian lawyers and recruiting from other firms on the island.
Otherwise, 2013 proved to be fairly stable, with no significant changes in strategy or major investments.
The firm is continuing to consider strategic alliances with firms in other jurisdictions but has not yet made the move.
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