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Alec R Anderson

Alec R Anderson

Conyers, Dill & Pearman Limited

Hamilton, BMU

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 Codan Trust Company Limited, 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 bookOffshore 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.

Professional Background

  • Macfarlanes Solicitors, London
  • No. 1 Brick Court, London


  • London School of Economics, LLB, 1983
  • University of Virginia, B.A. Foreign Affairs, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, 1985
  • New York State, 1985
  • England & Wales, 1984

Industry Associations

  • Chairman, The Bermuda Trust Law Reform Committee
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (Executive Council Member)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • International Member, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Member, ACTEC International Estate Planning Committee

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