Steven Rees Davies is a partner within the Corporate department and Joint Global Head of Technology & Innovation, specializing in Fintech and the Digital Asset Business Sector. He practises in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, regulation and intellectual property, and has represented clients in a wide variety of cross jurisdictional corporate transactions and restructurings as well as private and public offerings, placements and introductions to the Bermuda, London and New York stock exchanges. He is also frequently involved in multinational joint ventures and private equity projects.
His Bermuda and international corporate and regulatory experience covers telecommunications, technology, pharmaceutical, energy, inter-governmental and software industry sectors as well as corporate governance and constitutional advisory work. Steven is particularly renowned for his technical expertise in the area of international regulation which extends to international treaties, tax information exchange agreements, FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard.
Steven is consistently ranked by Chambers Global since 2015, as a ´Leader in his Field´, for Corporate and Finance and acknowledged for his broad corporate practice with particular experience regarding the telecoms industry. In 2019 he is recognised for his advice to clients spanning fintech, capital markets and intellectual property, and he is said to be "extremely knowledgeable, responsive and helpful." In 2018, Steven was ranked as a Notable Practitioner who is "very approachable" and "commercial and business-driven in his advice". Steven is also consistently recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean where he is described as "always available and responsive" and is listed as a “Rising Star” in both the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets categories in IFLR1000 since 2015. Steven was also chosen by Who´s Who Legal as one of the world´s leading practitioners in the M&A and Governance field for 2017.
In addition to being called to the Bar in Bermuda, Steven has been called to the Bar of New York (US Southern District) and admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising). He is also a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and the New York Bar Association.
Steven has authored and contributed to numerous articles and legal publications on points of Bermuda law, and has been invited to speak or act as a panel member on topics relevant to his practice at a variety of public and private events.
Recent contributions include:
"We needed to get this deal done right first time and we did. We couldn't have done it without him [Steven]."