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 was a former partner in the Corporate department of Appleby Law Bermuda office where she practised in all areas of corporate and commercial law with specialisation in non-contentious insurance work.

She has advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on a range of areas including regulation and financing of insurance companies, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and segregated account structures.

Janita’s legal practice, which expended 17 years, included forming and advising captives, commercial (re)insurers and special purpose insurers. She sits on the boards of such companies as an independent director.

Legal 500 Caribbean 2015 recommends Janita for her work and Chambers Global 2013 ranked her as a 'Leader in her Field' noting that Janita ‘has been particularly focused on advising clients on regulatory and financing aspects of the insurance sector. She heads the regulatory group within the insurance practice.’ 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 and a member of WiRE (Women in Reinsurance Bermuda). She is also a member of the Bermuda Bar Association.



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


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