Laura Burns is an associate and a member of the Corporate department in Appleby’s Bermuda office. Laura’s diverse practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including banking and corporate finance with a focus on aviation finance, mergers, amalgamations, restructuring, re-domestications and the establishment and regulation of insurance vehicles and investment funds.

Laura also has experience in private client and trusts, providing advice and drafting key documents regarding the creation, management, restructuring and termination of private and commercial trusts utilising insurance and investment structures and solutions.

Recent Articles:


  • Matterhorn Re Ltd., acted as Bermuda counsel to Matterhorn Re Ltd. in connection with the sale and issue by the company, acting in respect of its segregated account, of Class A Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes.
  • Artex SAC Limited, advised Artex SAC Limited in connection with several Dodeka private catastrophe bond transactions from ILS investment fund manager Twelve Capital.
  • Artex SAC Limited, Appleby advised Artex SAC Limited in connection with a $50.22 million catastrophe bond transaction.
  • Tailwind Re Ltd., advised Bermuda headquartered reinsurance firm Validus Holdings on its first full catastrophe bond issuance with the Tailwind Re Ltd., valued at $400 million.
  • Hoplon III, advised on the incorporation and organization of a special purpose insurer, Hoplon III, and the formation of the purpose trust pursuant to the third insurance-linked (ILS) securities transaction from MyLotto24, a UK-based lottery provider owned by the Zeal Group. Matter value €90 million.
  • Acted for a NASDAQ-listed international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. Advised on the private placement by the client’s reinsurance sidecar vehicle for the 2018 renewal season.


BPP University

University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

University of Warwick


2 Jul 2019 | Deals

Appleby advised Swiss Re in connection with a new catastrophe bond transaction

Matterhorn Re Ltd. is the vehicle which was established and has utilised a special purpose and segre...

29 Jan 2019 | Deals

Appleby Bermuda advised Artex SAC Limited with cat bond transactions

Appleby Bermuda advised Artex SAC Limited in connection with several Dodeka private catastrophe bond...

Contributors: Laura Burns, Sarita Ebbin
5 Sep 2018 | News

Three legal interns graduate Bermuda Trainee Programme

Appleby would like to congratulate Bermudians Amanda Burns, Laura Burns, and Alexis Haynes on succes...


11 Oct 2019 |

Purpose-built ISAC a boon for Bermuda

The long-awaited Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2019 was tabled in the House of Asse...

7 Jun 2019 |

Flexible ISAC law to offer client solutions

Final consultations are now taking place in respect of the Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companie...

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