In February of 2008, Partner and CEO Sharon A. Beesley and Managing Partner Marco Montarsolo, having both worked at prestigious firms, joined forces to found a legal enterprise that has grown into BeesMont Law. Their vision was to create a unique firm that does more than interpret the law and offer advice. They wanted to develop collaborative relationships with clients so they could offer innovative and practical solutions that work.
Despite the global downturn, the firm grew steadily. Having focused on corporate law initially, the firm has since expanded to offer regulatory and compliance, dispute resolution and property law services. The firm moved to its current location in Hamilton in 2013. Today, BeesMont is one of the most well-known firms in Bermuda, with the firm and its lawyers recognised by agencies such as IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Chambers and Partners for its ability to achieve results in a responsive, measured and intelligent manner.
The firm’s corporate clients come from around the world and include multinational institutions using Bermuda as a base for structuring their businesses or financing and Bermuda-based institutions in the banking and funds sectors. The corporate team provides these clients with tailored solutions for corporate and commercial needs and has expertise in a range of areas including investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general cross-border transactions. The corporate team also has a growing reputation for regulatory and compliance work and international tax transparency law.
On the dispute resolution side, BeesMont has built a strong and internationally recognised practice. Dealing with domestic and international matters, the dispute resolution team advises on a range of civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative law matters and has had a variety of high-profile successes, including several human rights rulings.
BeesMont is committed to providing thoughtful, timely and cost-effective legal advice to its clients. The firm emphasises great service and on-going communication and transparency in its project management, and its legal professionals are dedicated to the success of their clients.
There are ten internationally qualified lawyers at BeesMont, including six Bermudians. They are client-focused, practical attorneys with experience at leading firms in Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Bermuda. They also work with the Bermuda Development Agency, carry out a variety of pro bono and non-profit work and regularly provide opportunities to law students.
Address: Andrew’s Place, 51 Church Street, Fifth Floor, Hamilton HM 12
Services: Corporate Law, Regulatory and Compliance, Dispute Resolution, Property Law and Corporate Administration Services provided by BeesMont Corporate Services Ltd.
Partners: Sharon A. Beesley: Partner, CEO; Marco Montarsolo: Managing Partner; Stephanie P. Sanderson: Partner, Corporate; Allan Doughty: Partner, Dispute Resolution
Litigation Partners: Allan Doughty – Partner
# of Staff: 19
Year Established: 2008, but founded on legal consultancy business established in 2000
Photographed: Top row: Sharon A. Beesley, Marco Montarsolo, Allan Doughty, Stephanie P. Sanderson, Simon Davis; Bottom row: Gretchen Tucker, Matthew Madeiros, Alexandra Fox, Kit Cunningham, Kimonea Pitt