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Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands

One of the world’s most successful offshore jurisdictions, the Cayman Islands leads the market in a number of financial sectors. It holds a dominant position in investment funds, with around 80% of the world’s offshore hedge funds registered in the jurisdiction, and its efficient and business-friendly reputation makes it an attractive base for cross-border financing structures, M&A and capital markets transactions. Cayman is also a centre of excellence for international insurance and the leading domicile for healthcare captives.

The sixth largest banking centre in the world, over 140 international banks hold assets totalling more than US$950 billion in the Cayman Islands, which is also recognised as a premier centre for trust administration and corporate services.

WHY CAYMAN?

  • Political and economic stability
  • Legal system based on English common law
  • Regulatory regime that provides for efficiency and flexibility
  • Tax-neutral
  • Well-established and experienced financial and legal services sector
  • Compliant with FATCA and an OECD ‘white-listed’ jurisdiction

 

CONYERS IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

When seeking expert legal advice on Cayman Islands law, you are looking for a solutions-driven approach, responsive service, and an understanding of your market and business sector.  Our lawyers work with clients from around the world, including Asia, Europe, North and South America and MENA, and are recognised for their expertise and commercial acumen.  We are well-placed to provide you with the full suite of legal and corporate services from the jurisdiction, no matter what your needs or where you are based.

CORPORATE

Cayman is the world’s leading domicile for investment funds and is regarded as an efficient and effective jurisdiction for insurance and reinsurance, private equity, banking, finance, capital markets and public company registrations. Conyers acts on behalf of many of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, asset management groups and high net worth individuals in relation to these and other matters.

  • INVESTMENT FUNDS

Our lawyers have extensive specialist expertise in hedge funds, private equity and venture capital transactions. We advise major investment houses, private equity firms, corporations and financial institutions throughout Europe, the Americas, MENA, Asia and the ASEAN regions. Our responsiveness helps clients navigate this complex and fast evolving arena and manage the specialised issues relating to private equity throughout our network of global offices.

  • CAPITAL MARKETS

Capital markets and structured finance feature prominently in our Cayman corporate practice. We have advised on some of the region’s largest deals and continue to be a frontrunner in the industry.

  • INSURANCE & REINSURANCE

Our team of highly respected insurance practitioners have extensive knowledge of the Cayman regulatory framework and provide clients with a range of services including advising on alternative risk transfer matters, including captives, catastrophe bonds and ILS, as well as insurance derivatives.

  • AVIATION & SHIPPING

Conyers has robust aviation and shipping practices. Cayman entities are often used in cross-border financing structures for the financing of commercial aircraft. Our lawyers are at the forefront of financing work in this space and have advised on various types of asset financing structures, capital markets transactions, securitizations and acquisition finance matters.

LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING

The litigation & restructuring team in our Cayman office is a recognised leader due to the reputation of our lawyers specialising in commercial litigation, trust litigation, asset tracing, shareholder disputes, insurance and insolvency & restructuring. Our lawyers have also been appointed to act as leading counsel, expert witnesses, arbitrators and mediators in many important cases before the courts.

PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST

Our private client and trust lawyers receive numerous instructions on trust matters concerning inheritance structuring, private investment arrangements and inter-generational asset transfers, both at the local and international level.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES

Conyers Client Services provides corporate administration, specialised company management services and trustee services to a large number of Cayman entities.

FOR MORE ABOUT OUR CAYMAN ISLANDS OFFICE CLICK HERE.

Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374


Alan Dickson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790


Richard D. Fear
Partner

Cayman Islands   + 1 345 814 7759


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372


Ben Hobden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7366


Paul Smith
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Matthew Stocker
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


Robert Lindley
Counsel, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360


Maree Martin
Counsel and Head of Knowledge Management - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781


Cora S. Miller
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786


Nicholas Pattman
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765


Erik Bodden
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754


Paul Ebanks
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7362


Philippa Gilkes
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7751


Róisín Liddy-Murphy
Attorney

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7371


Jordan McErlean
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 945 3901


Wesley O’Brien
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7350


Michael O’Connor
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7395


Rory O’Connor
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7780


Spencer Vickers
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7757


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


29 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$25 million 11.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2022

21 Aug 2019
Conyers assists Innomed Group Limited on appointing joint provisional liquidators to Pacific Fertility Institutes Holding Company Limited

08 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$300 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2022

06 Aug 2019
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$250 million 7.95% Senior Notes due 2023

31 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited in connection with its US$300 million 7.45% Senior Notes due 2022

26 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$200 million 12.25% Senior Notes due 2022

22 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 8.95% Senior Notes due 2023

21 Jul 2019
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 7.35% Senior Notes due 2023

17 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 6.0% bonds due 2021

17 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Qudian Inc. in connection with its issue of US$345 million 1.00% convertible senior notes due 2026

16 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Platt Nera International Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

15 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Lifestyle International Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 4.675% guaranteed bonds due 2024

12 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd in connection with its issue of US$200 million 11.50% Senior Notes due 2021

11 Jul 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its US$225 million 13.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2022

03 Jul 2019
Conyers advises China Hengshi Foundation Company Limited in connection with its privatisation by Zhenshi Group (HK) Heshi Composite Materials Co., Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement and its subsequent delisting

28 Jun 2019
Conyers advises China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$180 million 13% Senior Notes due 2021

26 Jun 2019
Conyers advises AM Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$130 million IPO

25 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Jinxin Fertility Group Limited with its HK$3 billion IPO

21 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$100 million 8.375% Senior Perpetual Capital Securities

13 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Tai Hing Group Holdings Limited with its HK$750 million IPO

13 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Kato (Hong Kong) Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$160 million IPO

04 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$600 million 8.375% Senior Perpetual Capital Securities

30 May 2019
Conyers advises Frontage Holdings Corporation in connection with its HK$1.6 billion IPO

29 May 2019
Conyers advises Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited in connection with its US$300 million 5.5% Senior Perpetual Capital Securities

27 May 2019
Conyers advises Mulsanne Group Holding Limited in connection with its HK$878 million IPO

21 May 2019
Conyers advises Luckin Coffee in connection with its US$570 million IPO and listing of 33,000,000 American Depositary Shares

16 May 2019
Conyers advises S.A.I. Leisure Group Company Limited with its HK$318.6 million IPO

16 May 2019
Conyers advises Universal Star (Holdings) Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

10 May 2019
Conyers advises CAR Inc. in connection with its exchange for new issuance of 8.875% Senior Notes due 2022

10 May 2019
Conyers advises JBB Builders International Limited in connection with its HK$147.5 million IPO

09 May 2019
Conyers advises Tencent Holdings Limited on joint venture with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Hillhouse Capital and Mr. Adrian Cheng

06 May 2019
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 10.5% Senior Notes due 2022

02 May 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its US$225 million 11.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2022

02 May 2019
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$180 million 9.875% Senior Notes due 2021

02 May 2019
Conyers advises Novacon Technology Group Limited in connection with its HK$53 million IPO

30 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$100 million 6.5% Senior Notes due 2021

30 Apr 2019
Conyers advises CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation on its acquisition of Kaixin Auto Group

25 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Design Capital Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

24 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$300 million 7.25% Senior Notes due 2023

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

17 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$200 million 11.75% Senior Notes due 2022

11 Apr 2019
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$750 million 7.95% Senior Notes due 2023

09 Apr 2019
Conyers advises MBK Partners HK Limited in connection with the privatisation of eHi Car Services Limited by way of merger

29 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Wai Hung Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$225 million IPO

28 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Koolearn Technology Holding Limited in connection with its HK$1.8 billion IPO

27 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$126.5 million IPO

26 Mar 2019
Conyers advises BOSC International Company Limited in connection with its issuance of US$280 million 4.6% guaranteed credit enhanced notes due 2020 issued by Rhythm Flaming Limited (the “Issuer”)

25 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 8.35% Senior Notes due 2023

22 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Tiger Brokers in connection with US$120.5 million IPO

21 Mar 2019
Conyers advises International Alliance Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. in connection with its HK$420 million IPO

15 Mar 2019
Conyers advises China Risun Group Limited in connection with its HK$1.68 billion IPO

15 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Binjiang Service Group Co. Ltd. in connection with its HK$464 million IPO

11 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its CNY1 billion 11.875% Senior Notes due 2020

08 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its tender offer to purchase its outstanding US$300 million 8.25% Senior Notes due 2019

07 Mar 2019
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$225 million 7.95% Senior Notes due 2023

07 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$500 million 6.70% Senior Notes due 2022

05 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its US$160 million 7.00% Senior Notes due 2021

01 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$300 million 10.5% Senior Notes due 2022

01 Mar 2019
Conyers advises KWG Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$350 million 7.875% Senior Notes due 2023

27 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Wecon Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

25 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 7.5% Senior Notes due 2022

20 Feb 2019
Conyers advises CICC Hong Kong Finance (Cayman) Limited in connection with its US$40 million senior-share backed loan facility

19 Feb 2019
Conyers advises eBroker Group Limited in connection with its HK$64.4 million IPO

15 Feb 2019
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$800 million 7.875% Senior Notes due 2022

31 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$100 million 15.0% Senior Notes due 2021

31 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Starcrest Education The Belt & Road Limited in connection with its £4 million IPO

23 Jan 2019
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises China Aoyuan Group in connection with its US$500 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2022

18 Jan 2019
Conyers advises China Gingko Education Group Company Limited in connection with its HK$180 million IPO

16 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd.’s Special Committee in connection with “Going Private” proposal

10 Jan 2019
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises China Aoyuan Group in connection with its US$275 million 7.95% Senior Notes due 2021

09 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$110.4 million 11% Senior Notes due 2020

09 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$50 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2022

08 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Sun Kong Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

28 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$70 million 15.0% Senior Notes due 2021

21 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Wanka Online Inc. in connection with its HK$272 million IPO

18 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$130 million 15.0% Senior Notes due 2021

17 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services Group Limited in connection with its HK$676.4 million IPO

17 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 9.875% Bonds due 2020

13 Dec 2018
Conyers advises New World Development (China) Limited in connection with its US$310 million 4.75% Guaranteed Notes due 2023

12 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$370 million 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020

11 Dec 2018
Conyers advises KWG Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$150 million 9.85% Senior Notes due 2020

06 Dec 2018
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$80 million 6.95% Senior Notes due 2020

05 Dec 2018
Conyers advises New World Development (China) Limited in connection with the establishment of its US$2 billion medium term note programme

26 Nov 2018
Conyers advises KWG Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$400 million 9.85% Senior Notes due 2020

15 Nov 2018
Conyers advises Weidai Ltd. in connection with its US$45 million IPO

22 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its US$225 million 12% Senior Secured Notes due 2020

18 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited with its issue of US$160 million 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2019

15 Oct 2018
Conyers advises New Cotai Holdings LLC in pre-IPO innovative restructuring

15 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Fameglow Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$56 million IPO

15 Oct 2018
Conyers advises KOS International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

12 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Hang Yick Holdings Company Limited on its HK$171 million IPO

03 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd. in connection with its issue of HK$750 million 4.80% Convertible Bonds due 2023

20 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited on their acquisition of Belkin International by way of merger

12 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Trade Horizon Global Limited in connection with its issue of US$400 million Floating Rate Guaranteed Notes due 2021

07 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Eggriculture Foods Ltd. in connection with its HK$62.5 million IPO

05 Sep 2018
Conyers advises China Conch Venture Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of HK$3.925 billion convertible bonds due 2023

27 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 7.5% Senior Notes due 2021

06 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Cango Inc. in connection with its US$44 million IPO

02 Aug 2018
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$175 million 6.35% Senior Notes due 2020

27 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$400 million 8.625% Senior Notes due 2020

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