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Carey Olsen

Michael Frith

Michael Frith

Managing Director - Senior Counsel

Expertise

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Regulation and Compliance
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Bermuda corporate services

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Activity

Profile

Michael Frith is the Managing Director of Carey Olsen Services Bermuda Limited. He has significant experience in the provision of corporate administrative services to Bermuda groups, and has served as independent Director on a large number of Bermuda boards, including finance and holding vehicles, commercial and captive insurers, SPIs and investment funds.

Michael is also Senior Counsel at Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited and his legal practice focuses on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, including corporate structures, equity and debt financings and IPOs. Michael has particular experience advising on the formation and ongoing regulatory and transactional requirements of Bermuda corporate and insurance structures.

Michael also has particular expertise in relation to Bermuda’s economic substance requirements, and has been a key advisor to the Bermuda Registrar of Companies and Ministry of Finance in relation to the development and implementation of Bermuda’s economic substance legislation and related guidance.
 

Areas of Practice

Bermuda corporate services | Corporate | Corporate Regulation and Compliance | Corporate Structuring | Insurance Business and Intermediaries | Insurance Law | Notarial Services | Regulatory | Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2020, Michael was a Director in the corporate department (insurance) of a major Bermuda-based offshore firm and corporate service provider, where he practiced for over 16 years.

In 2019, Michael served as Advisor to the Bermuda Registrar of Companies, advising on the development and implementation of the Economic Substance Act 2018, and related Regulations and Guidance Notes. Michael also serves on the Economic Substance Task Force, providing industry advice to the Minister of Finance in relation to the economic substance requirements.

Michael has been a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee since 2011, advising the Minister of Finance on matters relating to the development and regulation of the insurance industry in Bermuda.

 

Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is a company limited by shares incorporated in Bermuda and approved and recognised under the Bermuda Bar (Professional Companies) Rules 2009. The use of the title “Partner” is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business, which can be viewed at: www.careyolsen.com/terms-business.

Recent Experience

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