Janita Burke

Client Director

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Canon's Court

22 Victoria Street, PO Box HM 1624


Bermuda HM EX

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Corporate services


Janita is a Client Director and member of senior management at Estera Services (Bermuda) Limited. 

She oversees the insurance team within Estera Bermuda’s corporate group and works with various classes of insurance clients ranging from captive to commercial (re)insurers, SPIs, segregated account companies, investment funds and SPV structures. 

She was a former partner in the corporate department of a magic circle law firm in Bermuda where she practised in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with specialisation in non-contentious insurance work. 

Janita’s legal practice, which expended 17 years, included forming and advising captives, commercial (re)insurers and special purpose insurers. She presently sits on the boards of such companies as an independent director and works with fellow board members to ensure companies adhere to good corporate governance and compliance practices. 

During her practicing career, Janita has been recommended for her work by Legal 500 Caribbean 2015 and Chambers Global 2013 ranked her as a 'Leader in her Field'. Chambers Global 2012 said that 'she has an excellent knowledge of Bermuda regulations and a good understanding of business needs.' 

Janita is a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee, the Bermuda Insurance Institute – Education Committee, the Bermuda Bar Association and a member of WiRE (Women in Reinsurance Bermuda). 

She was educated in Bermuda, Canada and England – Janita received her LLB (Hons) from Warwick University in Coventry and completed the legal practice course (LPC) at the College of Law in London.



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from our teams across the Estera group.

14 January 2019

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continued down its growth path in 2018 with both peril region and product diversification, and, according to Janita Burke and Sherman Taylor of Estera’s Bermuda office, more of the same is expected in the year ahead.

16 August 2017

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09 May 2017

Estera, a world-leading fiduciary and administration services provider, joined an impressive Bermuda delegation attending the 2017 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition “Risk Revolution” in Philadelphia last week (April 23-26).