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Corporate & Finance
11 Years Ranked

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Provided by Jason Piney

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Practice Areas

Aviation

Capital Markets

Corporate

Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Securitization & Structured Finance

Career

Jason Piney is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Jason joined Conyers in 2005 and became a Director in 2012.

Jason’s practice covers general corporate and commercial matters with particular focus on public companies, securities and financing. Jason has extensive experience in a wide variety of international asset finance and corporate transactions, including debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border financings. Jason has particular expertise in financings involving aircraft, including aircraft acquisitions and dispositions, aircraft portfolio securitizations, sale-leasebacks, pre-delivery payment and warehouse facilities and he has worked on several of the most significant aircraft securitizations and financings in the market.

Jason is recognized by Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial), by Who’s Who Legal (aviation/transport) and by Chambers Global (corporate and finance).

Publications

Bermuda Public Companies Update – January 2021

Corporate Digest: Notable Deals and Transactions – Winter 2020

Corporate Digest: Notable Deals and Transactions – Autumn 2019

Corporate Digest: Notable Deals and Transactions - Spring 2019

Global IPO Report – July 2018

2017 Global Corporate Year in Review, January 2018

Bermuda Securitisations Bulletin, September 2017

Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2016 Year in Review, January 2017

Conyers contributed to the Bermuda & Mauritius segments in the first edition of Pillsbury World Aircraft Repossession Index

"Raising Capital in the Aircraft Sector: Bermuda's Link in the Chain", Aviation Finance, August 2014

Bermuda Issuers: Rising Capital, The Lawyer, November 2011

Work Highlights

Advised group of ad hoc lenders on Bermuda law in connection with McDermott International’s cross-border restructuring and chapter 11 cases (“Restructuring Deal of the Year” - 2021 IFLR Americas Award)

Advised Moody’s Corporation on the Bermuda law aspects of its agreement to acquire RMS for approximately US$2 billion from Daily Mail and General Trust plc

Provided Bermuda law advice to Goldman Sachs, in connection with Aldus Aviation’s US$540 million asset backed secured term loans for ATLAS 2014-1 Limited and ATLAS 2014-1 LLC to fund the acquisition of 30 Embraer aircraft from Aldus.

Provided Bermuda law advice to Castlelake, L.P. in connection with its US$713 million aircraft securitization, Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2015-1 (CLAS 2015-1) backed by 54 aircraft and six aircraft engines and in connection with Castlelake’s initial aircraft ABS deal Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2014-1, a US$515.6 million securitization.

Provided Bermuda law advice to Castlelake, an institutional alternative investment firm, specialising in aircraft in connection with its US$515.6 million aircraft securitization, Castlelake Securitization Trust 2014-1. The proceeds from the deal will be used to purchase a fleet of 79 aircraft and associated aircraft-owning entities that are initially leased to 26 lessees located in 17 countries. Castlelake will remain as the servicer on the deal.

Provided Bermuda and Cayman legal advice to AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") (NYSE: AER) in connection with its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation ("ILFC") from American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") (NYSE: AIG).

Awards

Corporate and Commercial

Legal 500 Caribbean

2021

Banking, Finance and Capital markets

Legal 500 Caribbean

2021

Financial and Corporate

IFLR1000

2021

Corporate and Finance

Chambers Global

2021

Transport - Aviation (Finance)

Who's Who Legal

2020

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

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Corporate & Finance - Bermuda
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Band 3

Jason Piney is one of the best-known names in Bermuda for aircraft finance work. He also counsels clients on capital markets and securitisation matters. "He's done great work for us. I appreciate his responsiveness and willingness to jump in. He gets back to us quickly on questions and makes himself available when we need him."

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