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Wakefield Quin Ltd and HCS Law Ltd to merge

Posted by: Anita Yates
Category: In the News

Wakefield Quin Ltd and HCS Law Ltd. announced their agreement to merge into one law firm to continue in the name of Wakefield Quin Ltd with effect from the 12th of May 2017.

HCS Law Ltd is a boutique Bermuda law firm located on Pitt’s Bay Road in the financial district of Bermuda. The merger will also include Hollis Corporate Services Ltd, a corporate administration company administering the corporate affairs of many of Bermuda’s leading businesses as well as a select group of international companies based in Bermuda.

The principal of HCS Law Ltd is Wendell Malcolm Hollis who has practiced law in Bermuda for over 40 years and who has founded and managed some of Bermuda’s leading law firms.   In addition, Mr. Hollis has had significant Government and public service experience having served as a Senator and Chairman of many of Government’s advisory boards.  Mr. Hollis chaired the Government appointed Task Force on Gaming, the Defence Board, the Bermuda Regiment Promotions Board and the Permanent Arbitration Tribunal and now Chairman of the Labour Laws Reform Committee.

HCS Law Ltd and Hollis Corporate Services Ltd act generally for the largest entrepreneurial business in Russia; Roust Trading Ltd. which is a Bermuda Company with over a hundred subsidiary companies, principally in the vodka and spirits business but also a major player in banking and insurance in Russia. Mr. Hollis sits as a Director and Vice President of Roust Trading Ltd., which is, amongst other things, the world’s second largest producer and distributor of vodka.  Mr. Hollis also acts for the Bermuda interests of a number of globally known individuals from both the entertainment and the global business community.

Wakefield Quin is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. Their very qualified and experienced professional team is dedicated to providing their clients with timely, sophisticated and solution-driven legal advice.

Wakefield Quin are a full-service firm with a history of advising both local and international clients in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, trusts, private client and litigation. Wakefield Quin, through its affiliates, also provides a full range of fund and trust administration, corporate secretarial, accounting and management services.

Wendell Hollis in explaining the merger indicated that he was honoured for HCS Law Ltd to merge with Wakefield Quin  who distinguish themselves not only by the quality of their work but also by their approach to their clients. They are both entrepreneurial and innovative. They take the time to understand their clients’ needs and understand the high service standards that their clients require. They are committed to providing complete solutions to meet their clients’ needs within the timeframes required and keep clients regularly informed of work status, progress and costs.

“We have been working together on a number of matters over the last six to seven years and I believe that the combination of the two firms will result in the advent of one of Bermuda’s most formidable law firms. Most of my clients have been with me for over thirty years and I feel very comfortable that I am placing them, by the merger, in even more capable hands. I intend to continue to look after the needs and requirements of my clients in the capacity as Senior Consultant to Wakefield Quin.”

Ian Stone of Wakefield Quin added: “We are very pleased to be joining forces with Wendell and his group. They have a great business and are good people. The HCS businesses will be a very positive addition to WQ and we are looking forward to working together with Wendell and his staff.”