Erik Gotfredsen is an equity shareholder of Wakefield Quin and has been internationally recognized by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 as one of Bermuda’s leading corporate lawyers. Erik’s practice spans a broad range of sophisticated finance and capital market transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services, structured and project finance, secured lending, mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations. Erik has significant experience advising on joint ventures, partnerships, asset and fund management and regulatory compliance. In addition, Erik has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the establishment of companies in Bermuda, and is routinely instructed by a large number of leading international banks, financial institutions, public companies, private equity firms and onshore law firms.
Before joining Wakefield Quin Limited in May 2014, Erik worked in the Corporate Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited in Bermuda from 2008 to 2014. Prior to arriving in Bermuda in 2008, Erik worked in the Real Estate Finance Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Tokyo, Japan and, before relocating to Tokyo, worked in the Corporate and Commercial Group at DLA Piper (Canada) in Vancouver, Canada.
Erik is admitted as a solicitor in British Columbia, England and Wales, Ontario and Bermuda and has received his B.Com. and J.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada and his LL.M. from Kyushu University, Japan after being awarded a prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship by the Japanese government to study in Japan.
Erik is an active member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda.
Erik has written extensively on various corporate finance matters including contributing the Bermuda Chapter for Lending & Secured Finance in the International Comparative Legal Guide.
Wakefield Quin Limited:
Wakefield Quin is one of Bermuda’s leading law firms. Our professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with timely, sophisticated and solution-driven legal advice. We 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, directorship and management services.