As reported this week in The Lawyer, Kennedys have announced a deal with Bermudian law firm Sedgwick Chudleigh.  Operating as Kennedys Chudleigh they will be the first offshore firm with a presence in Bermuda.

Offshore firms Harneys and Walkers have already established a presence in the Bermuda market (albeit in association with local firms) and while Maples and Calder do not have a presence, its fiduciary business Maples FS opened its office this summer.  At least one other offshore law firm that we know of is hoping to launch a Bermuda practice before the end of the year, with other firms looking seriously at the jurisdiction.

Exciting times for a well established offshore jurisdiction which looks set for significant growth.

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