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Ben Adamson

Director

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Ben Adamson

      

Ben Adamson is a Director in the Litigation department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Ben joined Conyers in 2003. His practice covers all aspects of commercial and civil litigation. Ben has been involved in a wide array of high value cross-border commercial disputes, such as the Masri litigation, the American Patriot litigation (Privy Council), and various Madoff related matters. Ben specialises in anti-suit injunctions, enforcement of foreign judgments and all aspects of interim relief. He frequently appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of Bermuda.

Ben was educated at Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius) and City University, London. He practiced at the London Bar from 1999 to 2003 as a barrister at Devereux Chambers, focusing on employment and administrative law, and was appointed to the Treasury Panel in 2001.

Ben is the Deputy Chairman of Bermuda’s Copyright Tribunal and the editor/contributor of numerous chapters on Bermuda law, including Kluwer’s Encyclopedia of International Law (Bermuda chapter).

Experience Highlights

  • Acted for the Mutual group in their successful defence of fraud claims relating to the renewal of a complex rent-a-captive scheme.
  • Acted for Mr. Masri in his multi-jurisdictional battles against Consolidated Contractors.
  • Acted for majority shareholders of an internet service company, Fort Knox, in their successful defence of minority oppression petitions.
  • Acted for the majority shareholders of Goji in obtaining cross border anti-suit injunctions.
  • Acts for various employers in defending high value employment claims in the Supreme Court.
  • Acts for the Tremont group in Madoff related claims.

Professional Background

  • Barrister, Devereux Chambers, London

Education

  • City University, London, Dip Law, 1997
  • Cambridge University, B.A. (First Class), 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister, 2004
  • England & Wales, Barrister, 1999 (not currently practising)
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global (dispute resolution)
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators