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Alec Anderson

Conyers Dill & Pearman director Alec Anderson will be speaking at the Transcontinental Trusts International Forum 2018, in Bermuda next week.

Jeffrey Elkinson, also a director at CD&P, will participate in the forum’s mock Supreme Court session.

Conyers is a gold sponsor of the conference, which has been held in Bermuda for the past four years. This year’s event runs from Sunday to Tuesday at the Fairmont Southampton.

The event brings together expert speakers from around the world, including judges, QCs, barristers, leading law firm partners and professional trust company managers, and financial institutions.

Mr Anderson, global head of private client and trust at Conyers, will speak on the topic of “Privacy and Principle: The Status of Trusts” together with Sir Robert Hildyard of the High Court of England and Wales. The discussion will cover the protection of privacy in court hearings for trusts.

“We will be comparing the approach of the Bermuda courts and the UK courts to confidentiality orders — when they should be given in trust matters and the limits to them,” said Mr Anderson. “In addition we will discuss the right to privacy as one of the fundamental underpinnings of a modern day democracy, with reference to the European Convention on Human Rights.”

Mr Anderson is a lawyer in the international private client sector and ranks Band 1 in the International Private Client section of the Chambers & Partners global directory. He is a regular speaker at trust and private client conferences worldwide and has contributed to numerous trade and legal publications.

Mr Elkinson, of Conyers’ litigation and restructuring department, will be part of the “Transcontinental Trusts International Supreme Court”. This session will showcase advocates arguing their case in front of a renowned panel of jurists led by the Justice David Hayton, of the Caribbean Court of Justice, and Bermuda’s Chief Justice Ian Kawaley. The matter before the ‘court’ will be whether a trust dispute hearing should be held in public or in private.

Mr Elkinson is recognised as a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite and Who’s Who Legal. He said: “For the past four years the forum has brought a great deal of global attention to Bermuda. Conyers, as the leading offshore law firm, is always excited to participate and support in bringing the world’s leading trust experts to Bermuda to see what we have to offer, not only in terms of expertise but in the exceptional natural beauty of our island.”

Jeffrey Elkinson