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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


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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394


Paul Smith
Partner

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


Jonathon Milne
Partner

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


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


Sarah McLennan
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7882


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


Vanessa Ng
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0705


Stacie Seetho
Lawyer

Singapore   +65 6603 0706


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

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

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 privatization 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

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

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

14 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Luckin Coffee Inc. in connection with its issue of the aggregate principal amount of US$460 million 0.75% convertible senior notes due 2025

14 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Logan Property Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$300 million 5.75% senior notes due 2025

13 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Longfor Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$250 million 3.375% senior notes due 2027 and its US$400 million 3.850% notes due 2032

13 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited in connection with its HK$200 million IPO

10 Jan 2020
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of 6.5% Senior Notes due 2025

17 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Bosideng International Holdings Limited in connection with its US$275 million convertible bonds issue

13 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Maxicity Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

13 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Suoxinda Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$150 million IPO

12 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Alphamab Oncology in connection with its US$230 million IPO

10 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Redco Property Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$250 million 11.5% senior notes due 2020

09 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Ronshine China Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of US$324 million 8.10% Senior Notes due 2023

05 Dec 2019
Conyers advises JY Grandmark Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$1.264 billion IPO

03 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$30 million 13.75% senior notes due 2022

03 Dec 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate amount of US$37.5 million 13.75% senior notes due 2023

27 Nov 2019
Conyers advises AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$388 million 3.00% notes due 2024

25 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited (Agile) in connection with its US$200 million 7.75% senior perpetual capital securities

19 Nov 2019
Conyers advises CMON Limited in connection with its Transfer of Listing from GEM to the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

15 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Best Linking Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$55 million IPO

15 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Sinic Holdings (Group) Company Limited in connection with its HK$2.107 billion IPO

13 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Lever Style Corporation in connection with its HK$146 million IPO

07 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$200 million 7.9% Senior Notes due 2023

07 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Q&K International Group Limited in connection with its US$52 million listing

01 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$650 million 7.5% Senior Notes due 2024

31 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$500 million 7.875% senior perpetual capital securities

29 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Aesthetic Medical International Holdings Group Limited in connection with its US$30 million IPO

24 Oct 2019
Conyers advises C.P. Lotus Corporation in connection with its HK$425 million privatisation by C.P. Holding (BVI) Investment Company Limited by way of two schemes of arrangement and its delisting

22 Oct 2019
Conyers advises IWS Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$64 million IPO

21 Oct 2019
Conyers advises PagSeguro in connection with its US$653.3 million Secondary Follow-on Offering on the New York Stock Exchange

18 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$200 million 13.75% senior secured notes due 2023

17 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Green Future Food Hydrocolloid Marine Science Company Limited in connection with its HK$232 million IPO

16 Oct 2019
Conyers advises CR Construction Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$138 million IPO

11 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Optima Automobile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

08 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$200 million 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021

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 Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited in connection with its HK$39 billion IPO

30 Sep 2019
Conyers advises LFG Investment Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$120 million IPO

30 Sep 2019
Conyers advises HKT Group Holdings Limited in connection with its issue of an aggregate principal amount of US$500 million 3.25% guaranteed notes due 2029

30 Sep 2019
Conyers advises TBK & Sons Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$125 million IPO

27 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its US$40 million principal amount of 7.00% senior notes due 2021

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

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

22 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

06 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Dexin China Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 12.875% Senior Notes due 2021

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

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

11 Jul 2019
Conyers advises DaFa Properties Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$180 million 12.875% Senior Notes due 2021

03 Jul 2019
Conyers advises KWG Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$225 million 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024

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 Grown Up Group Investment Holdings Limited on its HK$12.5 million IPO

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

19 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Novena Global Healthcare Limited in connection with its financing

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

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

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

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