ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Speaker: Chris Garrod

Chris Garrod

Director at Conyers Dill & Pearman

Chris Garrod is a Director in the Corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman. He joined Conyers in 1997 and is a member of the Firm’s insurance practice.

Chris specialises in advising on reinsurance and ILS structures, including large commercial insurers, life reinsurers, special purpose insurers, cat bonds, sidecars and segregated account vehicles. In addition to his insurance practice, he also advises on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, reorganisations and re-domestications. With over 15 years of experience working in Bermuda’s reinsurance market, Chris acts for a number of large commercial insurers/reinsurers including ACE, Assured Guaranty, Everest Re, OneBeacon Insurance Group, Tokio Millennium Re, White Mountains Insurance Group and Zurich. He has also been involved in the formation of a number of segregated account “alternative” reinsurance and ILS platforms, acting for reinsurers, investment hedge funds, investment managers, pension plans and investment banks. His clients include groups such as Mt. Logan Re, Shima Re, Sirius Capital Management, AQR Capital Management, ILS Capital Management, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Société Générale. Additionally, he acts for numerous Lloyd’s syndicates which have platforms in Bermuda including Group Ark Syndicate and Brit Insurance. Finally, Chris sits on various reinsurance and captive boards in a non-executive capacity advising on Bermuda insurance regulatory and general corporate legal updates to those boards. Internationally recognised as a leading lawyer, Chris has been recommended in a number of legal directories including Chambers Global and Legal 500, where clients note that his “main strengths are his responsiveness and depth of knowledge” and that he is “very knowledgeable about Bermuda regulations and has a good working relationship with the Bermuda Monetary Authority.”

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