Alec R. Anderson


Conyers Dill & Pearman
Clarendon House
2 Church Street
Hamilton HM 11

Tel: +1 441 299 4945
Fax: +1 441 292 4720


Alec R. Anderson is Global Head of Private Client & Trust located in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. He is also a Director and President of Conyers Trust Services, a licensed trust company and a controlled affiliate of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Alec joined Conyers in 1985 and became partner in 1991.

Alec’s practice specializes in trust and estate planning for international private clients and advising professional trustees on trust law liability and trusts structuring issues. His practice includes advising on the creation of private trusts companies, cross border restructuring, modification and variation of trusts. Alec also has considerable experience in contentious trust matters. Additionally, his practice includes involvement in the protection of family wealth from divorce and other litigation.

Alec is a regular speaker at international trust and private client conferences and a regular contributor to trade and legal publications. He is author of the Bermuda Chapters in International Trust Precedents (published by Sweet & Maxwell) and International Charities (published by Wiley & Sons). He wrote a chapter on “The Statutory Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts: Equity, Fiduciaries and Trusts” in Equity Fiduciaries and Trusts, (published by Carswell), and is co-author of the Bermuda chapter of the STEP publication A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships. He is the author of the chapter on Trust & Private Client Practice in Bermuda in the new book Offshore Commercial Law in Bermuda by Chief Justice Ian Kawaley and is the Bermuda editor of Trusts & Trustees Journal. He is the co-author of the Bermuda chapter of The Private Wealth & Private Client Law Review (2nd Edition) edited by John Riches.

Conyers Dill & Pearman has one of the largest and most experienced international offshore private client and trust practices in the world.

Our lawyers provide top-tier advice to ultra high net worth clients with family trust structures, both in original design of the structure or restructuring in adjustment to changing tax or family circumstances, as well as in ongoing administration, particularly private trust companies and those owning businesses. Conyers’ private client service seeks to deliver solution-driven advice for our clients’ unique requirements. Specialising in both structuring advice and contentious work, the Firm advises clients and onshore attorneys on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Conyers regularly advises on the creation of offshore trusts for international clients for private wealth succession and long-term management.

Through our global network of offices and close relationships with leading onshore tax and legal advisors, Conyers serves a diverse international group of clients. These include ultrahigh net worth business owners, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, charitable entities, professional trustees and their onshore legal advisors.

Conyers’ private client team is complemented by experienced trust litigators in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, who are regularly involved in substantial trust litigation, acting for trustees, protectors and beneficiaries.

The team also focuses on the reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures for the purpose of preservation of client capital and structuring succession planning for family businesses.

  • Dynastic estate planning
  • Structuring ownership of substantial family-run operating businesses
  • Designing appropriate corporate governance of cross-border structures for private trust companies to bolster the substance of family and business succession planning
  • Restructuring trusts, often to extend the duration of a trust or to improve tax efficiencies
  • Trust litigation and pre-litigation trust dispute resolution
  • Trust administration and fiduciary issues
  • Advising on corporate trust issues in connection with unit trusts, acquisitions, joint ventures and securitisations
  • Creation of charitable foundations
  • Disclosure issues involving trusts
  • Prenuptial agreements and protecting trusts from divorce
  • Customising reporting solutions for both FATCA and CRS compliance
  • BVI VISTA trusts
  • Cayman STAR trusts
  • Charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts
  • Employee benefit trusts

Conyers Dill & Pearman is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The Firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Mauritius laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Through our global network we provide responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven advice to clients on matters including:

  • Corporate
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Asset finance, including shipping and aircraft finance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Private Client & Trust

Affiliated company, Conyers Client Services, provides registered agent, registered office, corporate director and secretarial services, as well as specialised company trust and management services.