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Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporations involved in M&A activity are looking for offshore legal advisers who understand their business and markets and have substantial experience in complex cross-border transactions.

Mergers and acquisitions are a speciality for Conyers. From early structuring to successful closing, our lawyers can advise you on all aspects of your M&A transaction. We have experience in handling multi-billion dollar deals, with particular expertise in the insurance, finance, technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and oil & gas sectors.

Global team – local expertise

Our global team offers expertise on the laws of Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands, from those jurisdictions and from our offices in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. We know that timing can be critical with cross-border transactions. With an international approach, we stand ready to assist you, where and when required. The scope of our offering includes:

  • Amalgamations/mergers
  • Acquisitions (public and private)
  • Joint ventures
  • Takeovers
  • Continuations
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Tender offers
  • Squeeze-outs
  • Anti-takeover measures, such as shareholder rights plans
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Reorganisations & restructurings

Market leadership

  • For over 10 years, Conyers has acted in more than 75% of major offshore mergers, acquisitions and takeovers in Asia.
  • Our lawyers have been at the forefront of high-profile M&A activity within Bermuda’s insurance sector for decades.
  • We are the market leader for M&A work in BVI, advising on the largest M&A transactions in the region.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist you. Please call or email any of the contacts listed below.





Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile  +852 6469 0270


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

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9556
Mobile  +852 6469 3356


Robert J.D. Briant
Partner, Head of BVI Corporate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100



Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374




Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1118



Angie Chu
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385


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



Alex Davies
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7375



Alan Dickson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790




Barnabas Finnigan
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7759


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372



Chris Garrod
Director, Insurance and Technology

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923


Anton Goldstein
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119



Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970



Marcus Hallan
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1110





Joanna Kee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387



David Lamb
Consultant

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377


Wynne Lau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532
Mobile  +852 6113 6070


Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379


Paul Lim
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile  +852 6469 3368


Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


Linda Martin
Director, Head of London Office

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0353


Maree Martin
Counsel and Head of Knowledge Management - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369



Cora S. Miller
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786





Alexis Haynes
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7951


Michael O’Connor
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7395


Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703




Rachael Pape
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114


Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707


Jason Piney
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993


Nicholas Pattman
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765


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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394


Edward Rance
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904



Audrey M. Robertson
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Matthew Stocker
Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915





Flora Wong
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile  +852 6469 3383




Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile  +852 6469 3386


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 Mar 2020
Conyers advises AquaVenture on its US$1.1 billion acquisition by Culligan

30 Mar 2020
Conyers advises Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on US$500 million acquisition of Seven Seas Water

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 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

10 Feb 2020
Conyers advises Associated Partners on US$860 million acquisition of AP Wireless by Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited

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

01 Jan 2020
Conyers advises London Life Insurance Company on its amalgamation with Great-West Life Assurance Company and Canada Life Assurance Company

24 Dec 2019
Conyers advises AquaVenture on US$1.1 billion acquisition by Culligan

10 Dec 2019
Conyers advises on the acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust

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

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

19 Nov 2019
Conyers advises on US$860 million business combination of AP WIP Investments Holdings and Landscape Acquisition Holdings

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

13 Nov 2019
Conyers advises TPV Technology Limited in connection with its HK$4.6 billion privatisation by way of scheme of arrangement

01 Nov 2019
Conyers advises Tongchuangjiuding Investment Management Group Co., Ltd and FTLife Insurance Company Limited in connection with the sale of all of the issued shares in FTLife to New World Development Group

27 Oct 2019
Conyers advises Central European Media Enterprises on its US$2.1B acquisition

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

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

01 Oct 2019
Conyers advises to International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. on its business combination with Tiberius Acquisition Corp

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

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

19 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Dufry AG on its proposed acquisition of Hudson Ltd.

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

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

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

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

19 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Jefferies in relation to BW Group’s US$120 million takeover of Epic Gas

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

13 Feb 2019
Conyers advises on US$300 million sale of Six Senses to the Intercontinental Hotels Group

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

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

07 Jan 2019
Conyers advises on largest-ever BVI takeover

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

14 Nov 2018
Conyers advises Nephila Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Markel Corporation

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

07 Nov 2018
Conyers advises Deltatre on US$127 million purchase of Massive Interactive online sports streaming group

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

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

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

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

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

14 May 2018
Conyers advises Cinven on €2 billion sale of Ufinet Group

24 Apr 2018
Conyers advises on Vinci Airports acquisition of Airports Worldwide’s management portfolio

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

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

17 Nov 2017
Conyers advises on the “going-private” merger of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

15 Nov 2017
Conyers advises FMC Corporation on DuPont Acquisition and Sale

07 Nov 2017
Conyers advises International Hotel Properties Limited on privatisation, restructuring and delisting from JSE and LuxSE

31 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited in connection with its HK$3 billion privatisation

26 Oct 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk on an acquisition agreement with entities affiliated with CarVal Investors

29 Sep 2017
Conyers advises OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. in connection with the US$1.7 billion acquisition of OneBeacon by Intact Financial Corporation

22 Aug 2017
Conyers advises China Unicom (BVI) Limited in connection with US$11.25 billion Share Subscription

08 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Careem Inc. on securing investment and collaboration with China’s DiDi Chuxing

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises China Power New Energy Development Company Limited in relation to the redomicile of the holding company of the Group from Bermuda to Hong Kong

31 May 2017
Conyers advises PCCW Limited in connection with sale of Transvision Investments Limited to Hutchison 3G UK Limited

15 May 2017
Conyers advises Quala, Inc. on sale of Quala businesses

04 Apr 2017
Conyers advises on Avolon’s US$10.38 billion acquisition of CIT Aerospace

03 Apr 2017
Conyers advises WISeKey International Holding Ltd on its acquisition of QV Holdings Ltd.

31 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Bain Capital Private Equity on sale of Apple Leisure Group

13 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Trina Solar Limited on its US$1.1 billion privatisation

23 Feb 2017
Conyers advises on Alabbar-led Adeptio joint venture with PIF, to acquire Kuwait’s Americana

09 Feb 2017
Conyers advises North West Company Inc. on US$32 million acquisition of 76% of Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd.

03 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Arch Capital Group Ltd. on its acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) from American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

23 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Gold Fields in connection of its royalties acquisition by Maverix Metals

14 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Fiera Capital Corporation on its acquisition of Charlemagne Capital Limited

09 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Iluka Resources on GBP215 million takeover of Sierra Rutile

30 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Wyndham Hotel Group in connection with its acquisition of Latin America’s leading Fën Hotels

30 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Peak Sport Products Co., Limited in connection with its HK$2.4 billion privatisation by Xu’s Sport Company Limited

05 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Nirvana Asia Limited on privatisation and delisting from HKSE

29 Sep 2016
Conyers advises TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited on privatisation and delisting from HKSE

22 Aug 2016
Conyers advises the Special Committee on the proposed privatisation of Sky-mobi Limited

22 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of 22MW of Solar Parks in the U.S.

15 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Mr Hongyi Zhou on the privatisation of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.

11 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Shanda Investment Holdings Limited in connection with its proposed merger to Ku6 Media Co.

20 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Dongpeng Holdings Company Limited in connection with its US$190 million privatisation by Profit Strong Investments Limited and Max Glory Ltd.

17 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Bracell Limited in connection with its proposed privatisation

01 Jun 2016
Conyers advises eLong, Inc. in connection with its merger with China E-dragon Holdings Limited

31 May 2016
Conyers advises eLong, Inc. in connection with its merger with Tencent Holdings Limited

13 May 2016
Conyers advises Baihe Network Co. Ltd., in connection with Jiayuan.com’s US$250 million merger with LoveWorld Inc. and FutureWorld Inc.

05 May 2016
Conyers advises ENN Ecological Holdings Co., Ltd. in connection with its US$750 million acquisition of Santos Limited

08 Apr 2016
Conyers advises CB Medical Holdings Limited in connection with its US$817 million amalgamation with Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

05 Apr 2016
Conyers advises Stryker Corporation in connection with its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Physio-Control International

05 Apr 2016
Conyers advised Youku Tudou’s Special Committee in connection with non binding “Going Private” proposal from Alibaba Group

30 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Hudbay Minerals Inc. on US$500 million deal

15 Mar 2016
Conyers advises SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its Acquisition of Citi Fund Administration entities in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands