Shannon Dyer

Shannon Dyer

Senior Associate

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Shannon Dyer joined Walkers' Bermuda office in 2019 and is currently on secondment in the Hong Kong office. He is a senior associate in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice. He specialises in insurance and reinsurance disputes, regulatory disputes and investigations, and general commercial litigation and arbitration.

Shannon brings a wealth of experience as a litigator and has experience in a variety of commercial actions including international insurance/reinsurance arbitrations, trust disputes, fund and investment business disputes, shareholder disputes, general corporate and commercial disputes, insolvencies, restructurings and the enforcement of foreign judgments.

In the insurance/reinsurance area specifically Shannon has acted for policyholders, cedants and reinsurers and appeared in arbitrations in New York, London, and Bermuda. Additionally Shannon has led regulatory investigations into insurance and reinsurance entities including insurance managers, brokers, and agents. He has further conducted regulatory investigations into banks, trust companies, corporate service providers, investment funds, hedge funds, and investment business companies.

Shannon has the ability to assist clients with contentious financial regulatory matters and investigations and handling relationships with Bermuda's regulators. Shannon's typical regulatory matters range from strategic advice, regulatory gap analysis and regulatory impact assessments to the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing requirements, international sanctions, FATCA implications, confidential information and data protection, regulatory capital requirements, corporate governance, investigations, disputes and risk management.

 

Prior to joining Walkers, Shannon was legal counsel at Bermuda's financial regulator the Bermuda Monetary Authority within the policy, legal, and enforcement departments. Prior to this Shannon spent seven years at another leading Bermuda law firm. 

Report Cases:

  • ERG Resources LLC v Nabors Global Holdings II Ltd 2012 SC Bda 23 Com
  • Annuity & Life Reassurance Ltd v Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd and Others [2015] SC Bda 76 Com , [2015] 76
  • Trustee 1 and Others v Attorney General and Others [Sc Comm (Bda)] [2014] SC Bda 52 Com
  • Trustee 1 Et Al v Attorney General and Respondent Et Al BM 2014 SC 14
  •  Carnival Corporation Et Al v Estibeiro BM 2013 SC 18
  • In the matter of Highland Crusader Fund II, Ltd – Commercial Court No: 352 of 2010 (winding up petition, restraining of winding up petition, contested winding up hearing);
  • Ng Pui Lung v (1) C Y Foundation Group Limited and (2) Luck Continent Limited 2010 No. 424 (Company’s refusal to hold AGM, interpretation of Bye-Law, interpretation of Companies Act 1981);
  • In the Matter of IRC Re, Limited Matter No. 50 of 2011 Commercial Court (Winding-Up of Company)
  • In the Supreme Court of Bermuda Commercial Court Companies (Winding-Up) 2012: No.284 in the Matter of the Companies Act 1981 and in the Matter of: Saad Investents Company Ltd. – in Official Liquidation
  • In the Supreme Court of Bermuda Commercial Court Companies (Winding-Up) 2013: No. 68. In the Matter of the Companies Act 1981 and in the Matter of: Singularis Holdings Ltd – In Official Liquidation

Admitted in:
Bermuda
England & Wales (non-practicing)

Qualifications:
Bar Vocational Course BPP University Holborn, London UK
Graduate Diploma in Law (Hons) BPP University of Waterloo, London UK
Bachelors of Arts Degree (Hons) Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Shannon is a regular contributor to legal and business publications and has published articles in the Bermuda chapter for the Arbitration Global Guide 2015/16, the Bermuda Chapter of the Legal Practice Guide on International Arbitrations, he was a researcher and editor of “Insurance and Reinsurance” (1st Edition, 2012) (Thomson Reuters), he co-author of sources of Insurance and Reinsurance Law in Bermuda European Lawyer 2011, and he co-author for Arbitration procedures and practice in Bermuda.

Shannon is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Bermuda Chapter), INSOL, Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance (Bermuda Chapter), and JAMS UK.

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