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Michael Frith

Director

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7969

 
Michael Frith

   

Michael Frith is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Michael joined Conyers in 2003 and became Partner (Director) in 2010.

His practice includes all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, with a particular focus on insurance regulatory and transactional matters. His experience encompasses all aspects of the insurance/reinsurance and ILS industry in Bermuda, including: new insurance incorporations (captives, commercial insurers, special purpose insurers), equity and debt financings of insurers and insurance groups, including private placements, listed debt offerings, IPOs and public equity offerings of insurance companies, cat bonds, sidecars, segregated account structures (both public and private act), collateralised reinsurance/retrocession vehicles, Lloyd’s funding vehicles and other financing and transactional work.

Michael is a standing member of the Insurance Advisory Committee, advising the Bermuda Ministry of Finance on matters relating to the Bermuda insurance industry, and serves on the Bermuda Employment Tribunal. Michael is also the co-author of the Bermuda chapter of The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review (Editor, Peter Rogan). Before joining Conyers in 2003, Michael spent two years training and working in London, where he gained experience in all aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Education

  • College of Law, Guildford, UK, Legal Practice Certificate (Distinction), 2000
  • College of Law, Guildford, UK, Common Professional Exam (Commendation), 1999
  • Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada), BSc Advanced double major, Biology and Sociology, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister and Attorney, 2003
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2003 (not currently practising)

25 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Limestone Re Ltd on its US$278 million notes issuance

04 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on the licensing of Munich Re of Bermuda, Ltd.

22 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Langhorne Group on its formation and group structuring including Langhorne Re and its US$780 million private placement

05 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Elliott Management Corporation on their acquisition of Aeolus Capital Management Ltd.

30 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd. on its US$140 million notes issuance

20 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd. on their US$250 million silver stream agreement with Milpo UK Limited

14 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Maiden Holdings, Ltd. on its offering of US$110 million Senior Notes

01 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited on its re-domicile to Bermuda

10 Jun 2015
Conyers advised on the formation, licensing and capitalisation of Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fidelis Insurance Bermuda Limited

04 Jun 2015
Conyers advises DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd., on $150 million Notes Offering

03 Jun 2015
Conyers advises RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. on the public offering by its subsidiary, RenaissanceRe Finance Inc.

27 Mar 2015
Conyers advises James River Group Holdings, Ltd. on $231 million IPO

28 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Maiden Holdings, Ltd. on US$152.5 million offering of 7.75% Senior Notes due 1 December 2043

20 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Essent Group Ltd on US$335 million IPO

26 Aug 2013
Conyers advises Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. on US$275 million IPO

26 Jul 2013
Conyers advises on Randall & Quilter Group’s corporate restructuring by way of scheme of arrangement

  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of Legal 500 Caribbean (insurance/reinsurance)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2014) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global (insurance)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition (and since 2012) of Who's Who Legal (insurance and reinsurance)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Legal Media Groups' Expert Guides (insurance and reinsurance)
  • Recognised in the 2011 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (insurance/reinsurance)
  • Insurance Advisory Committee (advising Bermuda Minister of Finance on matters relating to the insurance industry)
  • Employment Tribunal