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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

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 and Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374

Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1118

Angie Chu

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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938

Alan Dickson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790

Richard D. Fear

Cayman Islands   + 1 345 814 7759

Jien Huei Foo

Singapore   +65 6603 0712

Craig T. Fulton

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372

Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923

Anton Goldstein

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119

Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970

Marcus Hallan

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1110

Joanna Kee

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387

David Lamb

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377

Wynne Lau

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532

Felicity Lee

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379

Paul Lim

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile  +852 6469 3368

Sarah Lusher

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

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369

Julie E. McLean
Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925

Cora S. Miller

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786

Michael O’Connor

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7395

Janice Oh

Singapore   +65 6603 0703

Rachael Pape

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114

Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707

Jason Piney

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993

Nicholas Pattman

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765

Edward Rance

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904

Audrey M. Robertson

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111

Kent Smith

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962

Derek Stenson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392

Matthew Stocker

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382

David Stubbs

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915

Flora Wong

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile  +852 6469 3383

Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile  +852 6469 3386

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09 Apr 2019
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19 Mar 2019
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15 Feb 2019
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13 Feb 2019
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01 Feb 2019
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16 Jan 2019
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07 Jan 2019
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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
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14 Nov 2018
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07 Nov 2018
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31 Oct 2018
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22 Oct 2018
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15 Oct 2018
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20 Sep 2018
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03 Aug 2018
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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
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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
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07 Nov 2017
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31 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited in connection with its HK$3 billion privatisation

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

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

03 Apr 2017
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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 privatization

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 privatization and delisting from HKSE

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

22 Aug 2016
Conyers advises the Special Committee on the proposed privatization 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 privatization 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
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05 May 2016
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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
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03 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Freeport-McMoRan Inc. on its US$262.5 million merger with Lundin Mining Corporation

18 Feb 2016
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22 Jan 2016
Conyers advises on completion of US$1.35 billion take private of UTi Worldwide

21 Jan 2016
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01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Global Emerging Markets (GEM) on US$100 million exchange of shares

27 Nov 2015
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19 Nov 2015
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04 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Bank of China in connection with Bohai Leasing’s acquisition of Avolon Holdings, Ltd.

10 Aug 2015
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11 Jun 2015
Conyers advises AquaVenture Water Corporation on its US$55 million acquisition of Biwater (BVI) Ltd.

08 Apr 2015
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27 Mar 2013
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23 Aug 2012
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14 Feb 2012
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01 Feb 2012
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