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Conyers’ global Litigation & Restructuring practice has one of the most highly-regarded teams in the offshore world, with extensive experience advising on a broad range of corporate, commercial and private client matters, including highly complex cross-border legal disputes and restructurings. We offer seamless service across our network of offices for international matters.

Our aim is to help clients avoid litigation wherever possible and we are skilled in resolving disputes through arbitration or alternative dispute resolution procedures. However, where litigation is unavoidable we are adept at focusing on commercial objectives and providing pragmatic advice on the legal, commercial and reputational risks.

Our expertise includes commercial litigation, insolvency, trust disputes, corporate and shareholder disputes, restructuring, asset tracing, regulatory matters and matters concerning employment law, public law and intellectual property. In particular, the firm has specialist knowledge and expertise in the insurance and reinsurance, banking, funds, energy, shipping and aviation sectors.

Our Bermuda Litigation & Restructuring practice has a distinguished track record of advising on high profile disputes. We have acted for parties in some of the most significant international commercial disputes coming before the Bermuda Courts and arbitral tribunals and some of the most complex international and local restructurings, liquidations and receiverships in Bermuda.

The BVI Litigation & Restructuring practice is frequently involved in leading international litigation work in the BVI, and has acted on many of the reported cases before both the Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. These have included acting in the largest of asset tracing litigation from and by CIS states, through to the largest and most complicated receiverships involving PRC work seen in the BVI.

Our Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring practice has acted in many of the region’s leading cases and some of the largest insolvencies seen in the Cayman Islands. Our clients turn to us for timely, strategic advice on matters including commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and fair value appraisals, and emergency interim relief, as well as insolvency and restructuring matters involving schemes of arrangement, liquidation and asset tracing.

The Litigation & Restructuring practice also includes the Asia Disputes & Restructuring Group(ADRG).The ADRG features a partner-led team in each of our jurisdictional offices, including Hong Kong and Singapore, advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. This ensures clients have access to fully coordinated litigation advice and services across jurisdictions and time zones – a unique offering in the offshore world.

Ben Adamson

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7824

Erik Bodden

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754

Matthew Brown

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121

Tameka Davis

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1120

Richard G. Evans

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1115

Mark J. Forte
Partner, Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1113

Norman Hau

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9548
Mobile  +852 6469 3363

Ben Hobden

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7366

Alecia Johns

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1117

Allana-J Joseph

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1125

Anna Lin

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
Mobile  +852 6469 3381

Jonathon Milne

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

Róisín Liddy-Murphy

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7371

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

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360

Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814

Man Liu

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9581

Jordan McErlean

Cayman Islands   +1 345 945 3901

Sarah McLennan

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7364

Jevgenija (Jane) Fedotova

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1140

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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394

Jerry D. Samuel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1116

Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8001

Emily So

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9519
Mobile  +852 6469 3384

Sean-Anna Thompson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7752

Spencer Vickers

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7757