Dentons articled clerk Sylvester Dube and Bermudian lawyer Brian Patterson were both called to the Cayman Islands bar on 29 Aug., with their applications moved by the law firm’s managing partner David Dinner.

Dube’s and Patterson’s applications to practise law in the Cayman Islands were accepted by Justice Cheryll Richards.

Dube is the law firm’s first articled clerk.

Before becoming a lawyer, Dube qualified as a chartered accountant with a big four audit firm. Thanking his colleagues, friends and family, he said that being the firm’s first articled clerk was “a badge of honour”.

Dinner praised the hard work and dedication of the new attorney, saying the event “was not only an exciting day for Mr. Dube as his first as an attorney, but an exciting day for the firm”.

Patterson is senior corporate counsel with Dentons Cayman, with a background in offshore corporate and commercial work, including re/insurance, oil and gas, banking and finance, mergers, acquisitions, group structure and reorganizations, dis/continuations, opinions and regulatory advice regarding operating and holding companies.