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Chairman: Christian Luthi (Bermuda Office)
Heads of Offices: Graham Collis (Head of Corporate, Bermuda Office), Peter Pearman (Global Head of Private Client & Trust), Mark Forte (Head of British Virgin Islands Office), Kevin Butler (Head of Cayman Islands Office), Christopher Bickley (Head of Hong Kong Office), Preetha Pillai (Head of Singapore Office)
Number of partners: 60
Number of lawyers: 130
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bahasa Malaysia, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Memoni, Portuguese, Taiwanese, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1928, Conyers is an international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The firm’s expertise includes corporate law and finance including investment funds and private equity, equity and debt capital markets, M&A, banking and finance, asset finance including shipping and aircraft finance, insurance and reinsurance, restructuring and workouts, insolvency, the formation of entities including companies and partnerships and corporate governance.

Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate
Finance
Insurance/Reinsurance
Investment Funds
Litigation & Restructuring
M&A
Private Client & Trust
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Shipping

Insurance & Reinsurance:

The firm’s lawyers act for the majority of Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance companies and are heavily involved in the formation and structuring of new Bermuda insurance companies. They are also integrally involved in the burgeoning Cayman Islands insurance industry, which boasts the second largest domiciliation rate for captives after Bermuda. In addition, they provide insurance advice in the British Virgin Islands, which continues to grow as it shifts in focus to more varied and sophisticated segments of the insurance market. Conyers’ insurance practice is complemented by experienced corporate, trust and litigation lawyers, and its litigators regularly provide expert advice in substantial insurance and reinsurance litigation.

Funds:

The funds team provides advice on fund structures (including Shari’a-compliant funds) and asset classes including hedge funds, private equity funds and property and infrastructure funds. The team advises asset managers and investors on fund formation and structuring (including constitutional and contractual documentation) and assists with incorporation, registered office and secretarial services, regulation and compliance, as well as restructuring, liquidation, insolvency and winding up of funds.

M&A & Joint Venture:
Conyers’ M&A and joint venture practice group advises on significant offshore transactions and financing matters. Conyers is the market leader for offshore IPOs, advising clients listing on all major exchanges. Lawyers provide specialist advice on all stages of the listing process from pre-IPO restructuring, formation of the listing vehicle and listing day.

Air Finance & Shipping:
The firm’s lawyers are at the forefront of offshore airfinance and shipping, representing airlines, leasing companies, shipowners, credit agencies, banks and lenders on cross-border transactions.

Litigation & Restructuring:
Conyers’ litigators appear in leading decisions before the courts and in global, multi-billion dollar disputes. Insolvency and restructuring experience includes corporate bankruptcy, reorganisations and liquidations

Private Client:
Specialising in contentious and non-contentious work, the private client team’s experience includes creation and reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures for preservation of client capital and succession planning of ownership structures for family businesses. Trust litigators support the team in substantial trust litigation, acting for trustees, protectors and beneficiaries.

Client Services:
Conyers also provides a wide range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust, compliance, governance and company management services, and works in partnership with international clients, financial institutions, investment funds, high-net-worth individuals and others.

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore
Band 2
Bermuda

Corporate & Finance
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 1
Insurance
Band 1
British Virgin Islands

Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 1

Ranked Lawyers

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Christopher W H Bickley
Band 2
David Lamb
Senior Statespeople
Richard Hall
Band 2
Bermuda

Corporate & Finance


Graham B R Collis
Eminent Practitioners
Jason Piney
Band 3
Marcello Ausenda
Band 1

Top Ranked Lawyers

Senior Statespeople
David LambOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Band 1
Anton GoldsteinCorporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Robert J D BriantCorporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Richard G EvansDispute Resolution
Band 2
Mark J ForteDispute Resolution
Christopher W H BickleyOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Richard HallOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Band 3
Kevin C ButlerCorporate & Finance
Matthew StockerCorporate & Finance
Audrey M RobertsonCorporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Alex Potts QCDispute Resolution
Band 4
Craig FultonInvestment Funds
Band 5
Ben HobdenDispute Resolution

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Head Office

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Head Office

PO Box HM 666

Clarendon House

2 Church Street

Hamilton

Pembroke

Bermuda

HM CX

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