Smith Bernal establishes arm in Bermuda

The London-based reporting company Smith Bernal International, which provided the transcription technology for the OJ Simpson trial, has set up an operation in Bermuda. The new arm will provide the same range of reporting services as the company's offices in London, Hong Kong and Philadelphia. Its chief executive, Graham Smith, said the company chose to open up in Bermuda because half the top 500 US companies had subsidiaries or affiliates registered on the island.