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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

 

Bermuda:

Providing a neutral and business friendly platform for cross-border transactions and companies worldwide

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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




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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4918


Guy Cooper
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938







Chris Garrod
Director, Insurance and Technology

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







Peter A.S. Pearman
Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4996



Jason Piney
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993


Edward Rance
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904





Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8001








Andrew Barnes
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8054


Sarah Blair
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5335








Davina Hargun
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5377



Alexis Haynes
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7951





Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


James Mabey
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5331


Katie Martin
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7927




Grace Quinn
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7921


Britt Smith
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7985


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915



Amber Wilson
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7961



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

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9556
Mobile  +852 6469 3356




Angie Chu
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
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Norman Hau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9548
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Wynne Lau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532
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Paul Lim
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
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Flora Wong
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
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Anna Lin
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
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David Lamb
Consultant

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
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Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
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Joanna Kee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
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Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
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Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
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Emily So
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9519
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Michael Yu
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9522
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Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
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Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703


Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707


Stacie Seetho
Counsel

Singapore   +65 6603 0706


Vanessa Ng
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0705


18 Jun 2021
Conyers advises PCPD Capital Limited in connection with the offer to purchase for cash its outstanding US$700 million 4.75% Guaranteed Notes due 2022

18 Jun 2021
Conyers advises PCPD Capital Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$800 million 5.125% Guaranteed Notes due 2026

16 Jun 2021
Conyers advises GCL New Energy Holdings Limited on its scheme of arrangement to effect a debt restructuring

07 Jun 2021
Conyers advises Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited and Skyfame International Holdings Limited in connection with its US$100 million 13 % Senior Notes due 2023

02 Jun 2021
Conyers advises Guoco Group Limited and GL Limited on its privatisation by way of compulsory acquisition

24 May 2021
Conyers advises Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited and Skyfame International Holdings Limited in connection with its US$112 million 13 % Senior Notes due 2023

21 May 2021
Conyers advises G2D Investments on its R$260 million IPO

18 May 2021
Conyers advises China Water Affairs Group Limited in connection with its issue of USD200 million 4.85% Senior Notes due 2026

11 May 2021
Conyers advised Fortress Bermuda Infrastructure Fund in connection with its equity investment in and financing arrangements with Wave Bermuda Ltd., trading as Horizon Communications (“Horizon”)

06 May 2021
Conyers Advises Valaris on Financial Restructuring and Emergence from Chapter 11

05 May 2021
Conyers advises Roivant Sciences Ltd., on its business combination by merger of a subsidiary with Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp.

04 May 2021
Conyers advises Leif Höegh & Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of outstanding shares of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd.

28 Apr 2021
Conyers advises I.T Limited on its privatisation and delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of scheme of arrangement

15 Apr 2021
Conyers Advises New Fortress Energy on its Acquisition of Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. and Golar LNG Partners LP in a Combined US$5 Billion Transaction

13 Apr 2021
Conyers advises Textainer Group Holdings Limited on its issuance of depositary shares representing an interest in its 7.00% Series A Preference Shares at an aggregate public offering price of US$150,000,000

13 Apr 2021
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holdings Limited on its issuance of US$65 million common shares

09 Apr 2021
Conyers advises JMH Company Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$1.2 billion guaranteed bonds guaranteed by Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

01 Apr 2021
Conyers advises on the establishment and licensing of Eagle Re 2021-1 Ltd. as a special purpose insurer

31 Mar 2021
Conyers acted as special Bermuda legal counsel to James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: JRVR) providing Bermuda corporate and insurance regulatory advice in connection with its underwritten public offering

31 Mar 2021
Conyers advised Merna Re II Ltd, a Bermuda SPI sponsored by State Farm, on its latest cat bond transaction including the issuance of US$350,000,000 Series 2021-1 Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes

31 Mar 2021
Conyers advises Sensata Technologies with a US$750 million senior notes offering and an additional US$250 million senior notes offering

24 Mar 2021
Conyers advises on TP ICAP’s US$700 million acquisition of Liquidnet

19 Mar 2021
Conyers advises Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$40 million senior notes in exchange for any and all of its outstanding 6.875% senior notes due 2021

18 Mar 2021
Conyers advises International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. on the completion of its business combination with special purpose acquisition company Tiberius Acquisition Corporation and IGI’s subsequent listing on NASDAQ.

10 Mar 2021
Conyers Advises Petra Diamonds on the Completion of its US$409.9 Million Debt for Equity Restructuring

01 Mar 2021
Conyers advises on the establishment and licensing of Bellemeade Re 2021-1 Ltd. as a special purpose insurer

01 Mar 2021
Conyers advises Sector Re V Limited on its US$44 million Series 2021-Mar Class GL-N/R note issuance

26 Feb 2021
Conyers advised Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. on its strategic merger with Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

23 Feb 2021
Conyers advises FloodSmart Re Ltd. on its US$575 million Series 2021-1 note offering and listing

15 Feb 2021
Conyers advises Mosaic Insurance Holdings Limited in connection with the launch of its global specialty insurance platform

05 Feb 2021
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$178 million 4.0% guaranteed bonds due 2024

04 Feb 2021
Conyers advises Hopson Development Holdings Limited in connection with the offering of US$100 million 5.8% senior guaranteed notes due 2022

02 Feb 2021
Conyers advises on a US$700 million two-part unsecured, secured notes offering by Viking Cruises Ltd and Viking Ocean Cruises Ship VII Ltd

13 Jan 2021
Conyers advises Hopson Development Holdings Limited in connection with the offering of US$400 million 5.8% senior guaranteed notes due 2022 by its subsidiary Hopson Capital International Group Co Ltd.

12 Jan 2021
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with the issuance of US$500 million 5.2% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2026

07 Jan 2021
Conyers advises Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. in connection with the establishment of a new Class C affiliated reinsurer

23 Dec 2020
Conyers advises Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. in connection with its privatisation by way of a scheme of arrangement

16 Dec 2020
Conyers advises Skyfame International Holdings Limited in connection with its international offering of US$80 million aggregate principal amount of its 13% Senior Notes due 2023 guranteed by Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited

02 Dec 2020
Conyers advised Conduit Holdings Limited on its US$1.1 billion IPO

01 Dec 2020
Conyers advises Dufry AG on its acquisition of the remaining share of Hudson Ltd

26 Nov 2020
Conyers advises Team Tankers on the sale of Team Tankers Regional Ltd. to the De Poli Tankers Group

23 Nov 2020
Conyers advises Avolon on US$1 billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

20 Nov 2020
Conyers advises on the establishment and licensing of Four Lakes Re Ltd. as a special purpose insurer

09 Nov 2020
Conyers advises Viking Cruises on an additional investment by its existing minority shareholders, TPG Capital and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

02 Nov 2020
Conyers is advising Watford Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: WTRE) on its pending acquisition by Arch Capital Group Ltd.

29 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Herbie Re Ltd. on its US$275 million Series 2020-2 note offering and listing

29 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Global Container International LLC (“GCl”), on its issuance of $US244.5 million fixed rate asset backed bonds

29 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Northshore Re II Limited on its US$150 million Series 2021-1 note offering and listing

27 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Easy One Financial Group Limited in connection with its HK$514 million privatisation by way of a scheme of arrangement and its subsequent delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

22 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Vantage International (Holdings) Limited in connection with its privatisation by Fame Yield International Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement and its subsequent delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

20 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited on its US$125 million fixed-rate reset junior subordinated note offering and listing

06 Oct 2020
Conyers advised Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME), on its acquisition and take private by affiliates of PPF Group N.V.

01 Oct 2020
Conyers advises White Mountains on its acquisition of Ark Insurance Holdings

01 Oct 2020
Conyers advises on the establishment and licensing of Radnor Re 2020-2 as a special purpose insurer

29 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Avolon on US$650 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

28 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Tengizchevroil Finance Company International on its US$5 billion capital raise

24 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Concord New Energy Group Limited in connection with the exchange offer by the Company

24 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Concord New Energy Group Limited in connection with the issue of senior notes

11 Sep 2020
Conyers advises FPC Resources Limited in connection with its issue of US$350 million 4.375% guaranteed bonds due 2027

09 Sep 2020
Conyers advises CAL Funding IV Limited on US$742.7 million notes offering

04 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with the exchange and tender offer to the holders of the outstanding US$400 million 7.75% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2021 and the issuance of US$415 million 6.0% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2025

03 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Emperor International Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$250 million 4.5% notes due 2023

03 Sep 2020
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the update of the US$2 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Finance (BVI) Limited

28 Aug 2020
Conyers advises PCPD Capital Limited in connection with its Consent Solicitation to the holders of its outstanding US$700 million 4.75% Guaranteed Notes due 2022

26 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Emperor International Holdings Limited in connection with its offer to exchange its outstanding US$200 million 4.00% notes due 2021

20 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Textainer Marine Containers VII Limited on their issuance of an aggregate of $US1.279 billion of Fix Rate Asset Backed Notes

18 Aug 2020
Conyers advised Carnival Corporation on two private offerings totalling $US8.8 billion

17 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure Limited in connection with its first tranche of Phase II RMB1.5 billion medium term notes

17 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Sensata Technologies with $750 million senior notes offering

11 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Aircastle on its offering of US$650 million 5.25% Senior Notes due 2025

06 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Trevali Mining Corporation on its amended and restated credit agreement with existing lenders and secures facility with Glencore

05 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Sirius International Insurance Group on its combination with ThirdPoint Reinsurance Ltd.

24 Jul 2020
Conyers advises P&R International Treasury Limited in connection with the establishment of its US$300 million medium term note and perpetual securities programme

21 Jul 2020
Conyers provides Bermuda law advice to ABN AMRO Bank N.V., as agent and security agent in connection with US$576.9 million loan facility agreement to refinance the GasLog group’s debt maturities due 2021

01 Jul 2020
Conyers advises PureCircle Limited in connection with its GB£185 million privatisation by way of scheme of arrangement

26 Jun 2020
Conyers advises VNV Global on the group’s redomicile from Bermuda to Sweden

20 Jun 2020
Conyers Represents Arch Capital Group Ltd. in $1.0 Billion Notes Offering

18 Jun 2020
Conyers Advises Digicel on its US$7 billion debt restructuring

18 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited on its US$300 million senior note offering and listing

14 Jun 2020
Conyers advises TigerRisk Partners LLC on its partnership with private equity firm Flexpoint Ford, LLC

14 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Partner Re Ltd. on its US$500 million notes issuance

05 Jun 2020
Conyers advised RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) on Bermuda law matters in connection with its underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 of its common shares at a price to the public of $166.00 per share

03 Jun 2020
Conyers advises the Carlyle Group on its acquisition of a 71.5% stake in Fortitude Group Holdings

01 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure Limited in connection with its public offering up to RMB2.5 billion bonds with a repayment term

01 Jun 2020
Conyers advises on the establishment and licensing of Triangle Re 2020-1 Ltd., as a special purpose insurer.

27 May 2020
Conyers advises GreyCastle Holdings Ltd. on its sale to Monument Re Limited

26 May 2020
Conyers advises Li & Fung Limited in connection with its HK$7.2 billion privatisation by way of scheme of arrangement

15 May 2020
Conyers advises on the offering of US$675 million 13.000% Senior Notes due 2025 by Viking Cruises Ltd

12 May 2020
Conyers advises L Catterton on its investment by way of private placement by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited

20 Apr 2020
Conyers represents Carnival in the completion of its US$6 billion financing in the face of COVID-19 challenges

08 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Carnival in the completion of its US$6 billion financing

11 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Nabors Industries Ltd. launched on its US$1.1 billion notes issuance

05 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with the issuance of US$300 million 5.9% Guaranteed Senior Notes by its BVI SPV, RKPF Overseas 2019 (A) Limited

01 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Athene Holding Ltd on a restructuring of shares

27 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Beijing Properties (Holdings) Limited in connection with the issue of US$600 million 5.95% guaranteed bonds due 2023 by its BVI subsidiary

19 Feb 2020
Conyers advises BW Energy Limited in connection with the initial public offering and listing

19 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Hopson Development Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$500 million 6.0% senior guaranteed notes due 2021

31 Jan 2020
Conyers advises TPG Global, LLC and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on its acquisition of 35% of Dream Cruises

14 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Itau BBA Securities, Inc on GeoPark Limited’s US$350 million notes issuance and acquisition of Amerisur

14 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited on its Acquisition by Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation

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