Gavin Woods is a partner within the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office and a member of the Insurance team. Gavin specialises in corporate finance, corporate structuring and insurance regulatory matters. He also has particular experience in the incorporation and licensing of (re)insurance companies, alternative risk financing vehicles (such as cat bonds and insurance-linked securities), listing on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, segregated account structures, side-cars and derivative transactions.
Gavin is recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean in the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial and Insurance/Reinsurance categories. In the Insurance/Reinsurance category, Gavin is also recognised by Legal 500 Caribbean as a 'next generation lawyer.'
Prior to joining Appleby in 2010, he worked with a ‘magic circle’ firm in both London and New York.
Gavin is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the New York State Bar Association and the Bermuda Bar Association.
Conferences, seminars and commentaries
Gavin participates at conferences and seminars, and provides commentary to international and local media on the Bermuda insurance industry.
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