Michele is an Associate in the dispute resolution team in Kennedys’ Bermuda office specialising in commercial litigation.

He has experience in a broad range of commercial, trusts and insolvency matters. Many of his cases include an international element, often in relation to the United States. He also has experience of high-value, complex litigation, including a matter where he worked as part of a multi-jurisdictional legal team and which involved a trial before the Supreme Court lasting several months and various appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.  Recent cases have included a large shareholder appraisal matter, a claim against a company’s former officers based on the alleged theft and misuse of confidential information, a high-value multi-jurisdictional trust dispute, and advice on Bermuda law issues in relation to a Madoff feeder fund.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Michele worked for another leading law firm in Bermuda. Prior to that, he practised as a barrister in London.

Qualifications and admissions

  • Barrister & Attorney, Bermuda - 2021
  • Barrister, England & Wales – 2011
  • LLM (commercial law), Cantab.
  • LLB (law with European law), University of Nottingham

Work highlights

  • Representing dissenting shareholders in a large appraisal action under s.106 of the Companies Act 1981 in relation to a pharmaceutical company.
  • Acting for the Petitioners in relation to an application under s.25 of the Insurance Act 1978 concerning the transfer of long-term insurance business.
  • Representing a former officer in relation to claims concerning the alleged theft and misuse of confidential information by a reinsurance company.
  • Advising in relation to Bermuda law issues concerning the recovery of fees paid by a Madoff feeder fund.
  • Representing trustees in an application for Beddoe relief.