Lynda Milligan-Whyte, J.D.

The former Government Leader in the Bermuda Senate and Minister of Legislative Affairs, Lynda Milligan-Whyte, J.D. brings more than twenty years of legal experience, including a global network of clients and contacts, to Richmond. She began her career at the Ontario Securities Commission in the early 1980s and, in 1983, joined the Corporate Department of Appleby, Spurling & Kempe, one of Bermuda’s largest firms. In 1988, Ms. Milligan-Whyte became the Senior Partner of Milligan-Whyte & Smith, a position she held for fifteen years.

She successfully completed four degrees at Ontario’s Queen’s University, earning a B.A., B.Ed., M.P.A. and LL.B. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981 and the Bermuda Bar in 1983 and specializes in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate finance, trust law and insurance. Ms.Milligan-Whyte served on Queen’s University’s Board of Trustees for several years before being appointed to the Bermuda Senate by the island Premier in 1986.

She served as the Government Leader of the Senate and Minister of Legislative Affairs until 1997. She was also appointed one of the first independent Directors of The Bermuda Stock Exchange and served as a Director of The Bermuda Electric Light Company, The Bermuda Broadcasting Company, Matheson Investment Management (Bermuda) Limited and several other public island companies.

Presently, Ms. Milligan-Whyte serves as Co-Chairman of the World E-Commerce Exchange, the first e-commerce contracts exchange established by Private Act in Bermuda. She has authored several publications on Bermuda law throughout her career and serves as Editor of The Bermuda Bar Review and Bermuda Editor of Offshore Investment Magazine.

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