Matthew Kelly Chancery Legal
Grant graduated with honors from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and completed a year of study at Renmin University in Beijing, China. Grant was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in London, and later to the Bermuda Bar. Grant also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Canada. Grant Spurling provides in-depth legal advice on corporate approvals and compliance, contract preparation and analysis, best practices for businesses including management functions, and corporate structuring in relation to acquisitions and start-ups in Bermuda. In addition to general business matters, Grant regularly provides fintech clients with tailored advice to businesses looking to leverage Bermuda`s digital asset regulatory platform, including initial coin offerings and digital asset business licenses. Grant also advises clients on general civil and commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and shareholder actions. Prior to joining Chancery Legal, Grant was a partner in a large international law firm overseas, supporting large transactions including complex insurance structures, cross-border corporate financings and commercial dispute resolution. In addition to his legal advice and representation, Grant is the Director of Corporate Administration at Chancery Legal`s licensed corporate services provider. Harbor View Corporate Services Ltd He added: “Bermuda`s real estate market is at a crossroads. We can choose to continue on the path of inaction, or we can tear up the rules and take the path of recovery.
Mark has a reputation as a tenacious litigator and negotiator, as well as a consultant and private client. Mr Kelly said: “Rather, it`s about reducing restrictions on the right immigration model to encourage job creators and investors to return to our shores.” Kelly added that changes to immigration rules could be reversed if necessary. He said it was time for Bermuda to act, and among his proposals was the abolition of the “foreign licence” application process for non-Bermudian buyers. Bermuda can boost its housing market in the post-Covid-19 world – but it must be prepared to tear up the rules and pass immigration reform. He added that it was also possible to lower the level of annual rental value, which prevents non-Bermuda from buying homes and condominiums below a certain price threshold. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1998 and Acting Magistrate in 2002. But he said the sector has struggled since the financial crisis and recession of the late 2000s, while other places, such as the Cayman Islands, have seen increased activity in commercial and residential properties. Mount Allison University, Canada (B.A. History and English; B.Ed Education, 1987) He added that there were other areas that should be considered to create the changes needed to stimulate the sector. Kelly pointed out that the real estate market accounts for 15 per cent of Bermuda`s gross domestic product and is a key indicator of economic health. Throughout his career, John has worked for a number of banks, insurers, SPVs, joint ventures, institutional clients, mutual funds, startups and individuals.
Many clients praise John for his “unique customer perspective” and direct business approach. “Bermuda`s population has been declining for years, and with it its economy.” In 2015, he was appointed by the Governor to the Electoral Boundaries Commission and is also Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Child Protection. Mark is involved in all areas of general civil and criminal litigation and has extensive experience in the Supreme Court of Bermuda and the Court of Appeal. He has appeared in a variety of high-profile cases during his 23-year career, including Privy Council appeals. He is a qualified mediator in addition to his work in court. He is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and has extensive local knowledge of casino game development in Bermuda. Mr Kelly said: “With more residents, the demand to rent or buy real estate increases and the flow of money from external sources begins. Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals This information is available on the PitchBook platform. To explore Chancery Legal`s full profile, request access. Mr Kelly said it would help Bermuda who were struggling to sell their homes. M. Kelly said: “One could argue for a three- to five-year trial to get Bermuda`s real estate and overall economy back on track so we can compete on a level playing field.” Mathew Kelly, director and head of real estate at Hamilton-based law firm Chancery Legal, said the disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis was “the perfect opportunity to make fundamental changes to drive the market.” John was heavily involved in one of the 1st mortgage securitisation programmes in the UK in the mid-nineties and also worked on the launch of a European internet mortgage fund.
More recently, he advised the development and launch of a private banking business. Over the past 3 years, he has advised a number of insurance companies and reinsurers on various transaction matters, including regulatory approvals and updating private acts of Parliament in conjunction with the Bermudian legislature. Cardiff University, UK (Bar Vocation Course, 2002) John`s areas of expertise include banking and finance, senior, structured and mezzanine finance, secured and unsecured loans, development finance, mutual funds and partnerships, and broader corporate transactions. City University, London, United Kingdom (Law degree (Hons), 1990) As Secretary of the Collaborative Law Alliance Bermuda and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Katie believes that where possible and appropriate, and before litigation is initiated, divorced couples should have the opportunity to explore alternative dispute resolution methods in the hope that an agreement can be reached in a respectful and friendly manner. Throughout her career with the Bar Association, Katie has demonstrated this philosophy in her day-to-day relationships with clients and continues to strive for the best possible results in a collaborative manner. Among Mr. Kelly`s other ideas was that Bermuda should be exempt from stamp duty on the first $750,000 of the purchase price of a property. C +1 441 504 4376 T +1 441 295 3885 E firstname.lastname@example.org From left to right: The Sparano family, First Deputy Attorney Tom Zelante, AP Sparano and Judge Stephen Taylor. Enquiries regarding this news release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159. Kaplan Law School, United Kingdom (Bar Professional Training Course, 2014) This is an overview of the profile of the PitchBook platform.