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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

 

Bermuda, BVI and Cayman:
Important contributors to the global economy

Providing neutral and business-friendly platforms for companies worldwide

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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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374


Alex Davies
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7375


Alan Dickson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372


Ben Hobden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7366


Alex Potts QC
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394


Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8001


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Matthew Stocker
Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


Robert Lindley
Partner, 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


Jonathon Milne
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7797
Mobile  +1 345 925 2952


Nicholas Pattman
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765


Barnabas Finnigan
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7759


Erik Bodden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754


Paul Ebanks
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7362


Kiah Estwick
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7785


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


Sarah McLennan
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7364


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


Sean-Anna Thompson
Attorney

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7752


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
Consultant

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
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532
Mobile  +852 6113 6070





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
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
Mobile  +852 6469 3381


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369



Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707


Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703


Vanessa Ng
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0705


Stacie Seetho
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0706


12 Nov 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$100 million 12.5% senior notes due 2023

09 Nov 2020
Conyers advises New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. in connection with its HK$10.13 billion (US$1.31 billion) global offering and secondary listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

04 Nov 2020
Conyers advise Bitauto Holdings Limited in connection with the privatization merger

02 Nov 2020
Conyers advises GDS Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$12,940.8 million IPO

30 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$200 million 12% senior notes due 2022

13 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 6.05% Senior Notes due 2025

08 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$200 million 12.5% senior notes due 2023

06 Oct 2020
Conyers advises on the proposed merger between Chrysaor and London Stock Exchange listed Premier Oil plc

05 Oct 2020
Conyers advises on the privatisation of Jinmao (China) Hotel Investments and Management Limited and Jinmao Hotel by way of a scheme of arrangement

02 Oct 2020
Conyers advisers Yalla Group Limited in connection with its US$149 million IPO on NYSE

25 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Ming Yuan Cloud Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$5.91 billion IPO

24 Sep 2020
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$350 million 6.20% senior notes due 2026

17 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Logan Group Company Limited in connection with its issue of up to US$100 million 4.25% Senior Notes due 2024

11 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Macau E&M Holding Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

08 Sep 2020
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited in connection with a tap issue of US$50 million 11.95% Green Senior Notes due 2024 and US$50 million 11.5% Green Senior Notes due 2022

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

21 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Despegar on US$200m of preferred share financings and Koin acquisition

20 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$300 million 8.50% senior notes due 2021

17 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with the issue of US$500 million 6.65% senior notes due 2024

13 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its issue of 7.25% Senior Notes due 2024 with an aggregate principal amount of US$300 million

10 Aug 2020
Conyers advises KWG Group Holdings Limited in connection with its international offering of US$200 million 5.95% senior notes due 2025

07 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Stonegate Pub Company in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of an aggregate amount of US$1.57 billion senior secured fixed rate notes due 2025.

06 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Huijing Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$110 million 12.50% Senior Notes due 2021

06 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$220 million 11.0% senior notes due 2022

05 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$200 million 6.75% senior notes due 2024

30 Jul 2020
Conyers advises DaFa Properties Group Limited in connection with the issue by the Company of up to US$150 million 12.375% senior notes due 2022

28 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with the issue of US$350 million 9.25% Senior Notes due 2023

27 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its offer to purchase for cash its outstanding US$296 million 7.00% senior notes due 2021

24 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its international offering of US$170 million principal amount of 14.25% senior notes due 2023

23 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Hygieia Group Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

21 Jul 2020
Conyers advises New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$300 million 2.125% bonds due 2025

21 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$30 million 11.75% senior notes due 2021

17 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Superland Group Holdings Limited on its HK$126 million listing of shares

16 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation on its RMB46.2 billion initial public offering of RMB shares to investors in China and listing of the A Shares on the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange

15 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Sino-Entertainment Technology Holdings Limited in connection with HK$187 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

15 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Dashan Education Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$250 million IPO

14 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Smoore International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$7.12 billion IPO

09 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with the issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$600 million 6.5% senior notes due 2023

09 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$500 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2025

08 Jul 2020
Conyers advises BlueCity Holdings Limited in connection with its US$85 million IPO on Nasdaq Global Market

02 Jul 2020
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$160 million 7.35% senior notes due 2023

30 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Ebang International Holdings Inc. in connection with its initial public offering in the United States of Class A Ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

24 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$120 million 11.75% senior notes due 2021

24 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$3.242 billion term loan facility

18 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Sinic Holdings (Group) Company Limited in connection with its aggregate principal amount of US$210 million 10.5% senior notes due 2022

15 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$250 million 7.35% senior notes due 2023

15 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with the issue of US$400 million 7.65% senior notes due 2023

01 Jun 2020
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with the issue of US$300 million 11.875% senior notes due 2023

28 May 2020
Privatisation of On-Bright Electronics Incorporated by way of merger

27 May 2020
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its offer to purchase for cash its outstanding US$310.4 million 11.0% senior notes due 2020

27 May 2020
Conyers advises Redco Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$150 million 13.0% senior notes due 2023

22 May 2020
Conyers advises Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited in connection with its HK$1 billion IPO

15 May 2020
Conyers advises Central China New Life Limited in connection with its HK$2 billion IPO

12 May 2020
Conyers advises Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited in connection with its initial public offering of American depositary shares, or ADSs representing ordinary shares of the Company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

12 May 2020
Conyers advises Huazhu Group Limited in connection with its issue of the aggregate principal amount of US$500 million 3.00% convertible senior notes due 2026

07 May 2020
Conyers advises Raffles Interior Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

07 May 2020
Conyers advises Jiayao Global Investments Limited and guarantors in connection the issue of US$203 million 6.875% guaranteed bonds due 2021

29 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Kingsoft Corporation Limited in connection with the issue of convertible bonds due 2025

29 Apr 2020
Conyers advise Union Asia Enterprise Holdings Limited in connection with the share capital reorganisation, share offer and creditors’ scheme of arrangement

20 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Asia-express Logistics Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

17 Apr 2020
Conyers advises BBI Life Sciences Corporation in connection with its HK$1.96 billion privatisation by LJ Future Ltd. by way of a scheme of arrangement and its delisting

17 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Changyou.com Limited on its privatisation

15 Apr 2020
Conyers advises MOG Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$150 million IPO

14 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Jumei International Holding Limited on its privatisation

30 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Meten International Education Group in connection with a merger transaction involving EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. and a related private placement to institutional investors

27 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Yida China Holdings Limited in connection with its Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation relating to the outstanding 6.95% senior notes due 2020

26 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited in connection with its offer to purchase for cash up to an aggregate amount of US$100 million of its outstanding 15.5% Senior Notes due 2020

18 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Kidztech Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$129 million IPO

17 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Jiu Zun Digital Interactive Entertainment Group Company Limited in connection with its HK$170 million IPO

17 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Sang Hing Holdings (International) Limited in connection with its HK$157 million IPO

12 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Wei Yuan Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$159.6 million IPO

11 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Sinic Holdings (Group) Company Limited in connection with its aggregate principal amount of US$280 million 11.75% senior notes due 2021

11 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$150 million 11.95% Senior Notes due 2022

10 Mar 2020
Conyers advises JY Grandmark Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$150 million 7.5% senior notes due 2021

09 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Xingye Wulian Service Group Co. Ltd. in connection with its HK$200 million IPO

04 Mar 2020
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$460 million 6.35% senior notes due 2024

27 Feb 2020
Conyers advises China Resources Microelectronics Limited on its pioneering red-chip listing on the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, or SSE STAR Market

27 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Springland International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$4.5 billion privatisation by Octopus (China) Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement and its delisting

27 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in connection with its issuance of US$600 million 2.693% bonds due 2025

26 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$200 million 11.8% Senior Notes due 2022

26 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited in connection with its offer to purchase for cash up to an aggregate amount of US$100 million of its outstanding US$350 million 15.5% Senior Notes due 2020

24 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$67.5 million 13.75% senior notes due 2022

22 Feb 2020
Conyers advises I-Mab in connection with its US$103 million IPO on Nasdaq Global Market

21 Feb 2020
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$188 million 4.8% senior notes due 2021

20 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Shanghai Gench Education Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$605 million IPO

19 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Fu Shek Financial Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

17 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited in connection with the issue of €750 million zero coupon convertible bonds due 2025

14 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Huize Holding Limited in connection with its US$55 million IPO on Nasdaq Global Market

12 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its issue of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2021 with an aggregate principal amount of US$300 million

06 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$60 million 13.75% senior notes due 2023

27 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its international offering of US$200 million principal amount of 12.95% senior notes due 2022

23 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Dexin China Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 11.875% senior notes due 2022

22 Jan 2020
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$1 billion and US$95 million term loan facility

21 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$30 million 13.75% senior notes due 2023

17 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its offer to purchase for cash its outstanding US$400 million 7.00% senior notes due 2021

17 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Wah Wo Holdings Group Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

17 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Lvji Technology Holdings Inc. in connection with its HK$747 million IPO

16 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its issue of 7.25% Senior Notes due 2024 with an aggregate principal amount of US$200 million

15 Jan 2020
Conyers advises CTR Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$126 million IPO

14 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Luckin Coffee Inc. in connection with its US$434.7 million follow-on offering of 10,350,000 American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market

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