MJM teams rank highly in Chambers
The dispute resolution and corporate and finance teams of law firm MJM Ltd have been ranked in Band 2 in the Chambers Global legal directory 2021.
The firm said the rankings leave MJM below only two other competitor firms in Bermuda.
The firm said the directory notes that MJM has an impressive litigation practice which is active on a broad range of commercial disputes. The team is highlighted for its expertise in contentious employment, regulatory and trust mandates and regularly represents public authorities and governmental departments, as well as global clients in the financial services and professional services industries. Interviewees appreciate that the team is "customer-focused," praising its "solution-based approach."
Fozeia Rana-Fahy, a director in the team who is ranked in Band 3, concentrates her practice on commercial disputes and is also known for her work on contentious trust mandates. Clients note that she "has a great amount of experience" and is "highly responsive".
Andrew Martin, a former senior counsel of the firm who is ranked in Band 2, is a highly respected lawyer who often assists clients with local and cross-border disputes, including commercial litigation and insolvency mandates. Peers describe him as a "very good" and "very able" practitioner, the firm said.
Alan Dunch, senior counsel, is named a “senior statesman”, and offers deep experience assisting clients with contentious employment and regulatory matters. Interviewees note: "He is exceptional – personable yet assertive on behalf of his clients."
The firm said the directory says MJM’s corporate and finance team is part of a standout independent Bermudian firm, and known for its deep knowledge of the shipping, banking, and oil and gas sectors. The team enjoys a strong reputation for its involvement in major restructuring, debt financing and regulatory mandates, and acts for a broad array of clients, including numerous international banks and shipping companies.
Sources describe the team as "very knowledgeable, experienced and responsive," further praising its "good knowledge of the shipping industry and financial transactions undertaken by shipping entities incorporated in Bermuda".
Jeremy Leese, a director and head of the team, is ranked in Band 2, and is described by one interviewee as "a pleasant lawyer to work with who delivers high-quality work within agreed deadlines”. He has considerable experience advising clients in relation to capital markets and M&A transactions as well as shipping and aviation finance.
Counsel Brian Holdipp, ranked in Band 3, frequently assists clients with M&A, securities and asset finance mandates. One client said: "He is incredibly clear-sighted and able to cut through to get to the crux of complex matters."
Mr Leese said: “MJM offers clients quality service in a wide range of practice areas. The firm is proud to maintain its strong rankings once again this year.”
The first said the Chambers guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in more than 190 countries across the world. The rankings are based on the in-depth research of their team of researchers that recognise notable achievements in the international legal market over the past year.