Shipping/Aviation Finance - Bermuda (5 - 15 PQE) ($150,000 - $240,000) (6% TAX)
The Bermuda office of this major global offshore firm is currently looking to hire two shipping/aviation finance lawyers, one with 5 - 7 years' PQE and the other with 8 - 15 years' PQE. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate extensive experience of acting for multinational corporate clients on multi-jurisdictional shipping and aviation matters. You will need to be admitted in either the UK, Australia or New Zealand and have gained your experience at a major international firm or at another major offshore firm.
Duties and responsibilities will include advising clients on a wide range of banking and finance matters relating to shipping and aviation finance and leasing, as well as general corporate law matters, in addition to assistance with business development, marketing and training programs.
Winchester Search is a boutique search and selection firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Melbourne. Simon Scott, head of our offshore practice, is a Cambridge University law graduate and former employment lawyer who has worked in legal recruitment since 1996 and specialised exclusively in the offshore market since 2009, including living and working as a legal recruiter in Grand Cayman for almost five years. He is ideally placed to advise on all aspects of a move to a major offshore firm.
There are several compelling reasons why a significant number of lawyers from the world’s leading international law firms across the globe decide every year to make a combined career and lifestyle move to Cayman, BVI and Bermuda:
Due to the low tax rates, you can earn as much as working for some of the highest-paying US firms in London and significantly more than working for Magic or Silver Circle firms in London, whilst -
(a) working more predictable hours;
(b) still being able to undertake interesting, high-value work on behalf of major blue-chip clients;
(c) having greater client contact and opportunity for travel and business development.
Quality of life
(a) Superb climate (average daily high temperatures range from 29C - 33C in Grand Cayman; 28C – 31C in BVI; and 20C – 30C in Bermuda).
(b) Much shorter commute to work (whether on foot or by bike, scooter or car).
(c) Being able to live in close proximity to the ocean.
(d) Far more relaxed nature of island life.
(e) Extremely picturesque surroundings where there is virtually zero air pollution.
(f) The climate lends itself to participation in sport and outdoor activities, whether water sports and activities (swimming, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, canoeing), team sports (there are leagues for football, cricket, rugby, hockey etc) or individual sports and activities (cycling, jogging, crossfit, outdoor yoga, golf, tennis).
Ease of transition
All the islands (a) have English as their main language and (b) have a very friendly, lively and cosmopolitan expat community (circa 50% of the population in Bermuda, BVI and Cayman are expats drawn from every corner of the globe), which makes settling into island life much easier. In addition, no exams are necessary to get admitted and practise in Cayman, BVI or Bermuda.
Please note that we are only able to respond to applicants who satisfy the criteria set out in the job spec above and whom we believe will be of interest to our clients.