ASW Law

Bermuda

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

ASW Law is a highly regarded firm specializing in corporate and commercial law. It is located in Hamilton. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

The firm has an outstanding financial and corporate practice, which represents clients in acquisitions, corporate financing, bond issuances, tender offers and mergers. 

It works with a lot of firms in the banking and financial institutions industry, as well as with insurance and reinsurance firms. 

In addition to Bermuda law, the firm is able to practice in English law.  

 

Key clients 

Key clients for the firm include Covéa Mutual Insurance Group, AIG, Markel, Catalina Holdings, Prudential Insurance, Fidelity, State Grid International Development, Marubeni, Cosan, Stryker, BNY Mellon and Deloitte. 

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Throughout the research period in the capital markets practice area, it advised on many investment grade bond issuances, where the firm represented the issuers. 

In M&A the firm worked on multiple high value acquisitions, representing the buy side. 

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Aircastle / Marubeni merger 

Cosan $750 million 5.5% bond issue 

Stryker $5.4 billion acquisition of Wright Medical Group  

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Investment funds 

“Efficient and they get the job done within the deadlines outlined.” 

“Efficient and commercial.” 

 

M&A 

“Incredible knowledgeable about everything that we need to know about financial service transactions, extreme creative (no one better) and totally responsive. I cannot think of a better law firm for us to work with and we work with many across the globe.” 

“Extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Great client service. Able to tackle unique, complicated issues.” 

“Very responsive.” 

“Responsive and constructive.” 

“The law firm dealt with the issues in a timely manner.” 

 

Restructuring and insolvency 

“Highly responsive, don’t overload cases and excellent knowledge of Bermuda practice.”