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Jurisdiction: Bermuda

There’s a reason that 75% of Fortune 100 companies have operations in Bermuda. The island offers all the benefits of an offshore jurisdiction – including business-friendly legislation and speed to market – along with an internationally recognised standing as a reputable financial centre.  These attributes make Bermuda an extremely attractive incorporation base for international businesses and high net worth individuals.

Known as the ‘world’s risk capital’, Bermuda is renowned as one of the world’s largest insurance, reinsurance and ILS domiciles. It is a major centre for investment funds, especially alternative funds, and one of the most active jurisdictions for cross-border capital markets transactions, including IPOs and asset-backed securitisations, especially in the aviation and shipping sectors. The island is also leading the way in the blockchain and ICO space, with a regulatory framework already in place.

WHY BERMUDA?

  • Business-friendly government
  • Sensible and effective regulatory environment allows operational flexibility
  • Stable, tax-neutral platform
  • Deep pool of intellectual capital and business support services
  • Sound legal and judicial systems based on English common law with final appeal to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • Well respected by the international community, having met or exceeded the standards of the G20, OECD and FATCA

 


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CONYERS IN BERMUDA

When choosing a legal service provider in Bermuda, you are looking for a proven track record, authoritative advice on the jurisdiction’s laws and a firm that understands the markets in which you do business. Founded in 1928, Conyers has the distinction of being the first offshore law firm in Bermuda, with a highly respected history. Over the years we have consistently remained at the forefront of developments in our market, working closely with the government on the drafting of many key pieces of commercial and trust legislation. We can offer you unrivalled experience and expertise as the premier international firm on the island.

CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

Conyers has long been the leading corporate practice in Bermuda. Our seasoned team of lawyers advise on insurance/reinsurance, capital markets, M&A, securitization, shipping and aircraft financing, investment funds and corporate restructuring transactions.

  • INSURANCE / REINSURANCE

Bermuda is among the largest insurance and reinsurance domiciles globally. For over 60 years, our insurance lawyers have acted for the majority of Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance companies. Today, we advise two-thirds of the world’s largest commercial insurers on matters including alternative risk transfer, catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities, as well as transformation transactions using special purpose vehicles.

  • CAPITAL MARKETS

Our professionals advise more than half of the Bermuda companies listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq. With particular strength in IPOs and securitization matters, we lead the way on some of the region’s most highlighted transactions.

  • SHIPPING & AVIATION

Since its establishment in 1931, Bermuda’s Register of Aircraft has been used by multi-national companies and high net worth individuals from around the world. Our aviation team has worked on the industry’s largest securitisations, debt financings and private placements. The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority is a highly regarded part of the offshore shipping industry. Conyers has built a leading practice in ship finance and shipping capital markets, advising ship owners and lenders on financing, IPOs and bond issuances in the region, having developed opportunities in Norway and other markets.

LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING

Conyers’ Bermuda office has a prominent litigation and restructuring practice with an excellent reputation in the fields of arbitration and contentious trust litigation. Our litigators have appeared in many leading decisions before the courts as well as on behalf of clients in global, multi-billion dollar disputes.

PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST

With renowned private client and trust lawyers, we specialise in both contentious and non-contentious work. Focusing on the creation and reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures, we work to preserve client capital and to establish succession planning of ownership structures for family businesses.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES

Conyers Client Services provides corporate administration, trust and specialised company management services to our Bermuda clients.

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Ben Adamson
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7824


Alec R. Anderson
Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4945



Charles G.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Insurance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4918


Graham B.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4965



Guy Cooper
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938







Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923



Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970




Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814



Julie E. McLean
Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925





Jason Piney
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993





Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962




Andrew Barnes
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8054



Nicola Bruce
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4936




Davina Hargun
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5377






Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889



Katie Martin
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7927






Edward Rance
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915


Rhys Williams
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7832


Christopher W.H. Bickley
Partner, Head of Hong Kong Office

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9556
Mobile  +852 6469 3356








Norman Hau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9548
Mobile  +852 6469 3363


David Lamb
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377


Paul Lim
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile  +852 6469 3368




Flora Wong
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile  +852 6469 3383



Wynne Lau
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532






Emily So
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9519
Mobile  +852 6469 3384


Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile  +852 6469 3386


Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile  +852 6469 0270


Angie Chu
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385



Joanna Kee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387


Hollia Lam
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9402
Mobile  +852 6469 3376


Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379


Anna Lin
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
Mobile  +852 6469 3381


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369



Linda Martin
Director, Head of London Office

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0353




Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707


Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703


Jien Huei Foo
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0712


Vanessa Ng
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0705


Tracey Spevack
Head of Corporate Services Bermuda

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4942


05 Dec 2019
Conyers advises START III Ltd. and START Holding III Ltd. on a US$539 million asset backed securitisation

29 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Arch Capital Group Ltd. on its acquisition of Barbican Group Holdings Limited

21 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Drakewood Capital Management Limited on its launch of a master/feeder investment funds structure

15 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$7.4 billion acquisition by Marubeni and Mizuho

11 Nov 2019
Conyers advises BW Offshore Limited on its US$297.4 million bond issuance

05 Nov 2019
Conyers advises UIL Limited on the Secondary Listing of its Ordinary Shares on the Bermuda Stock Exchange

20 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Castlelake on its US$867.6 million aircraft securitization

10 Oct 2019
Conyers advises International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. on its business combination with Tiberius

03 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited in connection with its issue of US$130 million 4.75% guaranteed notes due 2022

30 Sep 2019
Conyers advises ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited in connection with its financing for Southern Cross Cables Limited’s new submarine fibre optic cable

30 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited on its issuance of US$480 million 6.7% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2024

20 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Sensata Technologies, Inc. in connection with its US$450 million Senior Notes due 2030

20 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited on its US$35 million private placement

09 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited in connection with its US$100 million 13% Senior Notes due 2022

03 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited in connection with its US$130.8 million privatisation by Bowenvale Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.

29 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited in connection with its US$105 million 13% Senior Notes due 2022

26 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Joyce Boutique Holdings Limited in connection with its reorganisation

27 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Hopson Development Holdings Limited in connection with its US$500 million 7.5% Senior Notes due 2022

14 Jun 2019
Conyers advises National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group Limited on its debt restructuring

13 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$650 million 4.250% Senior Notes due 2026

11 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited in connection with its privatisation by Hanergy Mobile Energy Holding Group Co., Ltd by way of schemes of arrangement

03 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on its US$470 million acquisition of Ascendant Group Limited’s issued and outstanding shares

31 May 2019
Conyers advises Pacific Investment Management Company LLC with the formation and launch of Newport Re Ltd.

31 May 2019
Conyers advises Informa PLC on updates to its existing £2.5 billion EMTN programme

21 May 2019
Conyers advises Teekay Corporation on its US$250 million notes offering

15 May 2019
Conyers advises PureCircle Limited on c. US$35 million placing of new shares

22 Apr 2019
Conyers advises START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd in connection with its US$597 million asset backed securitisation

19 Apr 2019
Conyers advises in connection with US$150 million Convertible Senior Notes Offering by Ship Finance International Limited

17 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 6.90% bonds due 2021

28 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Watford Holdings Ltd. in connection with its listing of up to 3.6 billion common shares

19 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Avolon on its first unsecured bank term facility upsized to US$500 million

01 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Avolon on US$1.1 billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offerings

28 Feb 2019
Conyers advises lenders on £900 million revolving credit facility for Informa PLC

27 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Bermuda’s first two companies approved under its new initial coin offering (ICO) regulations

15 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with its US$2.6 billion acquisition of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

14 Feb 2019
Conyers advises MAPS 2019-1 Limited in Merx Aviation’s latest US$429 million aviation asset-backed securitisation (“ABS”)

01 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with its US$400 million 7.875% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2023

01 Feb 2019
Conyers Advises Nuance Communications, Inc. on the Sale of its Document Imaging Division to Kofax, Inc.

23 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its purchase of a semi-submersible, harsh environment drilling unit, named Deepsea Nordkapp

18 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with its US$400 million 7.75% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2021

14 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Digicel Group on its exchange offer available to bondholders in connection with its US$3 billion debt restructuring

29 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Bermuda reinsurer Enstar Group plc and its subsidiaries on letters of credit, revolving credit and term loan facilities totalling US$1.5 billion

28 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Liberty Mutual in connection with its reinsurance sidecar transaction through Limestone Re

20 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Noble Group Limited on US$3.5 billion global restructuring

17 Dec 2018
Conyers advises LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on its US$2.6 billion acquisition of the Belmond Hotel Group

28 Nov 2018
Conyers advises on the licensing of Enstar and Allianz’ joint venture

20 Nov 2018
Conyers advises Castlelake on its US$911.3 million aircraft securitization

19 Nov 2018
Conyers Advises Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. on its US$2.2 billion IPO via its business combination with Easterly Acquisition Corp.

14 Nov 2018
Conyers advises The Carlyle Group in connection with its acquisition of 19.9% of Fortitude Group Holdings, LLC

31 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Neubeger Berman Group LLC in connection with its acquisition of Cartesian Re

10 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Zephyrus Aviation Capital on its US$336.6 million ABS Financing

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Urovant Sciences Ltd. on its US$140 million initial public offering

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Stolt-Nielsen on US$182 million LNG joint venture with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG

28 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Avolon on its US$214 million Secured Portfolio Facility

19 Sep 2018
Conyers advises CAL Funding III Limited on US$343.5 million notes offering

06 Sep 2018
Conyers advised Avolon on US$1 billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offerings

16 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Beijing Properties (Holdings) Limited on the issue of US$250 million 9.00% bonds due 2020 by its subsidiary

03 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Global Brands Group Holding Limited on the sale of its North American licensing business

01 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Air Lease Corporation on its US$450 million Thunderbolt II Aircraft Asset Backed Securitisation

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Tangency Capital Ltd. on launch of a new “Class B Exempt Fund”

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on the increase of its Revolving Credit Facility to US$800 million

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on a preference share and warrant issuance to an affiliate of Akastor ASA

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its US$175 million private placement

29 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Informa PLC in connection with its US$370 million notes issuance and £2.5 billion EMTN programme

27 Jul 2018
Conyers advises FloodSmart Re 2018-1, the first catastrophe bond sponsored by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

18 Jul 2018
Conyers advises lenders on US$1 billion loan facility for Hiscox group of companies

28 Jun 2018
Conyers advises on €600 million 2.875% Senior Notes issuance by Smurfit Kappa Group plc

28 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in connection with its public offering of up to US$135 million

26 Jun 2018
Conyers advises START Ltd and START Holding Ltd on a US$700 million asset backed securitisation

18 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Bermuda reinsurer Enstar Group plc on its US$400 million public offering of Series D preference shares

29 May 2018
Conyers advises Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd on its US$152.6 million IPO

18 May 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on its Secondary Offering of Common Shares by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

18 May 2018
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with the issue of HK$780 million 6.0% bonds due 2019

15 May 2018
Conyers advises MAPS 2018-1 Limited in respect of Merx Aviation’s US$506.5 million inaugural aviation asset backed securitisation

15 May 2018
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with its issue of US$150 million 6.75% bonds due 2019

09 May 2018
Conyers advised Avolon in connection with the extension of its US$4.75 billion Term Loan B Facility

30 Apr 2018
Conyers advises on Interserve’s refinancing arrangement with its lenders and bond providers

28 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on admission of US$1.28 billion Senior Notes to Bermuda Stock Exchange

05 Mar 2018
Conyers advises AXA in connection with its US$15.3 billion agreement to acquire XL Group

02 Mar 2018
Conyers advises CAI International Inc. on its US$332 million offering of asset-backed notes

01 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Avolon in connection with its US$500 million Senior Notes Offerings

21 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Wafra on the $700 million establishment of a new joint venture, Capital Constellation

04 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on the licensing of Munich Re of Bermuda, Ltd.

02 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Hudson Ltd. on its $748.9 Million IPO

23 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Nabors Industries Ltd. on its US$800 million notes offering

04 Jan 2018
Conyers Advises Liberty Latin America on its Split-Off, US Listing and Launch

01 Jan 2018
Conyers advises lenders in connection with Informa PLC’s £1.6 billion loan facility

29 Dec 2017
Conyers advises SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd on its merger with Galena Biopharma, Inc.

22 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Langhorne Group on its formation and group structuring including Langhorne Re and its US$780 million private placement

20 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Global Logistics Properties on its US$2.8 billion Gazeley acquisition from Brookfield Asset Management and US$1.2 billion acquisition financing

18 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1.5 Billion bond offering of 9.0% senior notes due 2025

12 Dec 2017
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the issuance of €600 million 1.0% guaranteed bonds due 2024

08 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings Limited. on a US$2 billion global aircraft financing platform

06 Dec 2017
Conyers advises AXIS Specialty Finance PLC on the issuance of US$350 million 4.0% Senior Notes due 2027

05 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Aurum Fund Management Ltd. on its launch of a new “Class A Exempt Fund”

01 Dec 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million 4% senior notes offering

30 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Binhai Investment Company Limited in connection with the issuance of US$300 million 4.45% bonds due 2020

14 Nov 2017
Conyers advises BW Offshore Limited on a US$275 million equity investment in BW Catcher Limited by ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

03 Nov 2017
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the further issue of guaranteed perpetual capital securities by Phoenix Lead Limited

01 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Wings Capital Partners LLC on its US$480 million asset-backed securitisation

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