James Bodi

Client Director

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22 Victoria Street, PO Box HM 1624


Bermuda HM EX

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Corporate services


James is a Client Director and member of Senior Management at Estera Services (Bermuda) Limited. He was a former partner in the corporate department of Appleby Law Bermuda office.

James has extensive experience in advising and acting as a Director of Bermuda Companies. While a corporate partner at Appleby, James represented a global roster of clients in the shipping, aviation, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. He advised on secured loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions, capital market and going-private transactions.

Prior to joining Estera he practised law at McMillan, a prominent Canadian corporate law firm, and Thorsteinssons, Canada’s leading tax boutique.

He was recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean 2014 for his 'extensive experience' in corporate finance and capital markets, with particular emphasis on the shipping, aviation and natural resource sectors.

James is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Bermuda Bar Association.



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