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Kim Willey: promoted to partner

ASW Law Limited has promoted Hanno Tolhurst and Kim Willey to the position of partner in the firm’s corporate department.

The firm has also welcomed recent new hires Nikhil Lawton-Misra and Matthew Mason to the firm.

Mr Lawton-Misra is a senior counsel in the corporate department and Mr Mason is a senior counsel in the litigation & insolvency departments.

Mr Tolhurst is admitted as a lawyer in Bermuda and England & Wales and has advised on many of the largest M&A transactions in the Bermuda market in recent years, the firm said.

His practice also has a particular focus on re/insurance and regulatory matters.

Promoted to partner: Hanno Tolhurst

Mr Tolhurst is recognised by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Ms Willey joined ASW in 2011 after practising for many years in Canada.

She is recommended as a leading expert in insurance and reinsurance by Who’s Who Legal and as a rising star by The Legal 500.

Ms Willey regularly advises clients on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law.

Mr Lawton-Misra joined ASW from Eversheds Sutherland in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was a partner. The firm said he has experience across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

The firm said Mr Mason is a specialist in commercial litigation, arbitration and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining ASW, he practised as a barrister in Bermuda, in the British Virgin Islands and in London, UK.

Neil Horner, director and ASW’s head of corporate, said: “The appointment of Kim and Hanno as partners is a well-deserved recognition for their outstanding contribution to the corporate team and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we build out the platform.

“We are also delighted to welcome Nik to the team who has joined us from Eversheds Johannesburg.”

Rod S. Attride-Stirling, chairman of the board of directors and head of litigation at ASW, added: “Our disputes practice is focused on large complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases, as well as transnational insolvency matters.

“Matthew’s international practice fits perfectly in this mix and we are delighted to have him join our team.”

ASW said it specialises in sophisticated re/insurance, corporate & financing and litigation/arbitration & insolvency work.

The firm is highly ranked in all major legal research directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Rod Attride-Stirling: chairman of ASW Law (File photograph)

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Published March 08, 2022 at 7:33 am (Updated March 08, 2022 at 12:02 pm)

ASW Law announces promotions and new hires

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