Sharon A. Beesley

Sharon A. Beesley

Director - BeesMont Law Limited

Contact Details

Jurisdiction
  • Bermuda
Address
5th Floor Andrew's Place 51 Church Street Hamilton HM 12
Bermuda

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Corporate Law

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Biography

Sharon is a co-founder of the BeesMont Group and CEO of BeesMont Law Limited. She practices in all areas of corporate law with particular expertise in investment funds, structured finance, joint venture structures and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to establishing the BeesMont Group, Sharon spent the first eight years of her professional practice with Linklaters (in London & Hong Kong) where she worked primarily in the fields of commercial property, banking and capital market and banking transactions; after a sabbatical involving cycling from England to the Near East, she worked with Denys Reitz in South Africa, advising on corporate cross-border transactions. Sharon then moved to Bermuda where she was the head of banking at one of the leading Bermuda law firms and the principal external counsel for one of Bermuda’s banks, Bermuda Commercial Bank. In 1997 she co-founded the original ISIS Group which included the ISIS Foundation now known as Adara Development, an international non-profit, which seeks to improve the lives of children and their families in Nepal and Uganda.

Sharon has over the last 24 years in Bermuda developed a recognised investment fund practice, particularly with respect to infrastructure and alternative fund strategies. She has also advised on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance issues.

Sharon is currently a member of the Asset Management Group, a committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, previously chaired a Bermuda investment funds industry committee and has served on numerous other voluntary business groups in Bermuda. Sharon is also a member of the BSX Listing Committee.

Sharon is a director of the publicly listed fund, The China ‘A’ Fund Limited, the CEO of ISIS Limited, a consultancy and management company, and a number of privately owned companies.

Sharon is also a Director of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Publications
Sharon has contributed to numerous publications during her practice in Bermuda and more recently published the following:
– Investment Funds, Lawyer Monthly, December 2013.
– Convergence – A New Strategy For Investment, HFM Week Special Report Bermuda 2012.
– Establishing Ethical Parameters  For An Offshore Legal Practice, Offshore Commercial Law in Bermuda

Education
LLM (2:1) – Cambridge University
BA (2:1) (Hons) – University of Westminster

Sharon was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong and was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1993.

 

Firm Description

BeesMont specialises in the provision of legal services in the areas of investment funds, structured finance, secured lending, aircraft registration and financing, M&A, corporate advisory work, litigation, trust related matters and property.

We combine an entrepreneurial spirit with an ethical framework and strive to enhance your global reach. At BeesMont, we aim to provide the highest standard of legal service for our clients through our responsive, thorough, innovative and results orientated approach. We have a friendly and dynamic team who are approachable and sensitive to the commercial and practical needs of our clients, for whom we seek to provide tailored solutions.