Stephanie is a Partner in the Corporate Department at BeesMont Law Limited and joined the firm in 2010. She practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, insurance, finance, corporate reorganisations, restructurings and cross-border transactions. M&A and private equity deals that Stephanie has acted on include both private and public M&A in various regional markets and varied industries such as mining, financial services, tech and telecoms, and pharma and life sciences. Stephanie leads BeesMont Law’s Technology & Innovation team.
Stephanie’s practice also encompasses Bermuda international tax transparency law, corporate governance, compliance (including AML/ATF) and regulatory matters, data protection and privacy law. Her experience extends to international regulatory matters including international treaties, tax information exchange agreements, FATCA, the Common Reporting Standard and BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting.
Stephanie has been the Chairman of the Bermuda Industry/Government Joint Committee on FATCA and CRS, which also deals with OECD BEPS issues including country-by-country reporting, since 2015. She regularly advises multi-national companies, HNWIs and financial institutions on the application of automatic exchange of information regimes.
Stephanie has counselled numerous clients on financial services regulatory and compliance matters including advising on compliance issues, applications and filings in relation to Bermuda Monetary Authority regulated investment funds and investment businesses, insurance companies and insurance managers, as well as digital asset businesses and ICOs.
Stephanie has been recommended by Legal 500 and recognised by IFLR1000 as an outstanding individual and ‘Leading Lawyer’ of the future who has demonstrated her skills and potential by advising on innovative transactions. The IFLR1000 is a guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers with rankings published internationally.
Stephanie has been invited to speak or act as a panel member on topics relevant to her practice at a variety of public and private events. She has recently been a speaker at events for AIMA Bermuda as well as the World Alternative Investment Summit (WAIS) in relation to regulatory and compliance matters including privacy and data protection. Stephanie has also authored numerous articles and contributed to prestigious legal and industry publications on topics relating to Bermuda law.
Prior to joining BeesMont Law, Stephanie spent a year working in Shenyang, China and has particular interest in Asian markets.
Stephanie obtained her LPC with Distinction from BPP Law School in the UK. She is a current Practicing Member of the Bermuda Bar.
Select Work Highlights
• Advised Sibanye Gold Limited in connection with the approx. US$294 million acquisition of Aquarius Platinum Limited.
• Advised CMOC Mining Pty Ltd. in connection with its US$2.65 billion acquisition of indirect interest of Freeport McMoRan in Tenke Fungurume copper-cobalt mine.
• Advised Ministry of Finance with Deloitte on Government Tax Information Reporting Solution Project including CRS and Country-by-Country Regulations and Guidance for Bermuda.
• Advised Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd on the approx. $700 million majority stake acquisition by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC and minority stake by RenaissanceRe
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction) – BPP Law School, Leeds
Graduate Diploma in Law with GDLE specialism in International Law – BPP Law School, Leeds
B.A. – University of Waterloo, Canada
Bermuda Bar Association
Member of 100 Women in Finance (Bermuda)
Member of Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda