Name: Ronald Myers
Firm Name: Marshall Diel & Myers Limited
Jurisdiction: Bermuda
Practice Area: Public Law

Telephone: (441) 295-7105
Fax: (441) 292-6814
Email: ronald.myers@law.bm

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Professional Biography:

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Ronald Myers is a director of Marshall Diel & Myers Limited and manages the firm’s commercial law practice. Ronald is also the principal source of knowledge support for the Litigation and Advice Team. He has over 30 years of legal experience specializing in constitutional and administrative law, statutory and regulatory law, contract drafting and interpretation and general commercial litigation and advice. Ronald is one of the senior regulatory lawyers in Bermuda.

Ronald began his career in litigation, moved to parliamentary drafting and then obtained his postgraduate qualifications in 1987. He spent the next seven years as parliamentary counsel and legal advisor to various Governments in the Caribbean, as well as in Bermuda, returning to private practice in 1994. In 1998, he and fellow director Mark Diel formed their law partnership, Diel & Myers. In 2002 Marshall and Aicardi joined with Diel & Myers to become Marshall Diel & Myers.

Expertise

Ronald is the firm’s leading knowledge resource on a broad range of legal matters. In his role as expert advisor to the Litigation and Advice Group, he has prepared or assisted in the preparation of cases at every level and played a significant part in many of the firm’s major successes. Ronald has extensive experience in handling a range of legal matters relating to disputes between employers and employees; companies and shareholders; and trustees and beneficiaries.  He regularly drafts and reviews commercial contracts and advises on complex public law, statutory and contract enforcement and interpretation matters.

Ronald spends much of his time as an expert advisor to attorneys engaged in large and complex civil litigation matters. He is a seasoned specialist in public law litigation, including commercial judicial review matters touching on constitutional and administrative law issues, as well as issues of statutory interpretation.  He is also well versed in litigation turning on issues of contractual interpretation and enforcement, as well as directorial duties and powers. As a skilled legal draftsman, he regularly advises clients on contract drafting issues. He often works with international teams of commercial litigation attorneys and Queen’s Counsel. Ronald has been involved in some of the most important constitutional cases in Bermuda and has appeared before the Privy Council.

Ronald has significant experience serving the telecommunications, oil & gas, technology, financial services and public sectors. He has represented many of the leading telecommunications companies advising on new regulatory landscapes and regulatory reform and has been lead counsel to two major energy companies. As the firm’s public law specialist he has frequently represented clients at numerous regulatory hearings and in relation to numerous regulatory matters. Ronald also continues to advise the Government in various matters at varying levels of complexity, having previously been the principal advisor to the Ministry of Finance, the Department of Immigration and the Bermuda Monetary Authority when he was engaged by the Attorney General.

Ronald has served as a member of the Law Reform Committee and the National Training Board, and while engaged by the Attorney General, acted as his representative on the Insurance Advisory Committee.

Education

  • University of the West Indies (at Cave Hill), Barbados, West Indies (LL.B (Hons.), 1983)
  • Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies (LEC, 1985)
  • University of the West Indies (at Cave Hill), Barbados, West Indies (Dip. Leg., 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Trinidad, 1985
  • Bermuda, 1994

Industry Associations

  • Member, Bermuda Bar Association
  • Commissioner for Oaths

Notable Matters

  • Litigation through to the Privy Council, concerning the constitutional rights of business startups, and questions as to freedom of association and deprivation of property in the face of restrictive Governmental legislation.
  • Litigation concerning the constitutional rights of telecommunications providers to freedom of association within the marketplace.
  • Litigation concerning the privacy rights of employees.
  • Drafting of the instructions for the first version of the Government’s insurance regulations first creating different classes of insurers and drafting of the commentary on the employment legislation in its formative phases on behalf of industry groups.
  • Part of a team engaged to represent one of Bermuda’s most prominent re-insurers, in its groundbreaking efforts to own property in Bermuda which culminated in the drafting of an historic private Act of the Bermuda Legislature.

Firm Description:

Whatever your legal needs may be, Marshall Diel & Myers Limited can clear the way to achieve your goals.  Our team of talented and dynamic lawyers is committed to satisfying the needs and objectives of our clients by providing practical, innovative and effective legal solutions. Our goal is to become trusted legal advisors to our clients. Our clients recognize and value this.

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited was selected as a finalist for “Offshore Firm of the Year” by the   prestigious “The Lawyer Awards 2019, in association with Travelers”. This nomination is a recognition of the firm’s legal excellence, hard work, breadth of experience, client service, and commercial strength.

Client Focused

Understanding, anticipating and satisfying our client’s legal needs is our top priority. We believe we set ourselves apart by our versatility and our willingness and ability to adapt to our client’s objectives. We approach matters in a collaborative manner working alongside clients and their advisors to devise and implement custom-designed legal solutions for their commercial, business or personal needs.

Creative Solutions

Our lawyers are multi-specialists and are equipped to handle a broad range of legal matters. We are versatile and can tailor our approach to bring together a unique blend of expertise, functional skills and practical experience. What distinguishes us is our ability to mobilise the resources of the firm to deliver timely, creative and cost effective solutions.

Exceptional Service

Our attorneys’ in-depth knowledge and vast experience in their practice areas allows us to deliver the highest level of service. We are renowned for our commitment to excellence, and our lawyers pride themselves on building their reputations for professionalism and integrity.

As an Employer

Our company prides itself on being an attractive, pleasant and enjoyable place to work, with employees who feel they are part of a family atmosphere.

The company was ranked first in the Top Ten Employers of the year for 2016 by business magazine The Bottom Line, a sister publication of The Royal Gazette. The award recognises that support, respect and consideration are at the forefront of the ethos of the Company, both in relation to our staff and our clients.

Working in an environment where we are motivated and content enables us to go above and beyond the ordinary so that we may provide the exemplary client service required to meet and surpass the individual needs of each case.

 

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