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Restructuring

Today’s increasingly complicated and multi-jurisdictional restructuring transactions require substantial expertise from diverse practice areas and jurisdictions. Companies, partnerships, trusts or group structures in challenging circumstances need not only the best legal experts in each jurisdiction involved, but attorneys with a solutions-driven mind-set that grasp the bigger picture and can offer a flexible, creative approach.

Conyers has extensive experience with highly complex, cross-border corporate, debt and equity restructurings, including recent work for Digicel, Seadrill, Weatherford and the Noble Group of Companies. Our restructuring and turnaround teams comprise members of the firm’s litigation, corporate and finance, insurance and trust practices to bring the broadest range of expertise to the table.

Our strength lies in understanding the commercial drivers and complexities of the relevant industry and offering the most efficient strategy, whether that is a tried and tested approach or an innovative solution for a special situation. Our restructuring experience covers a wide range of sectors such as banking, funds, telecommunications, insurance and reinsurance, and offshore energy, including publicly listed companies on US, UK, Norwegian and Asian exchanges.

We provide a full suite of transaction and advisory services including:

  • Contentious and non-contentious restructurings
  • Solvent and insolvent restructurings
  • Debt for Equity swaps
  • Debtor in Possession (DIP) financing and distressed financing
  • US Chapter 11 restructurings and reorganisation plans
  • Provisional Liquidations for restructuring purposes
  • Solvent and insolvent Schemes of Arrangement
  • Merger and amalgamations of companies
  • Continuance and discontinuance of companies
  • Winding-up, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Receiverships
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Recognition and assistance proceedings (including under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, section 426 of the UK’s Insolvency Act 1986, the UK’s Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and at common law)
  • Regulatory advice and representation
  • Reduction of insurance contract liabilities
  • Voluntary liquidations
  • Compulsory or official liquidations
  • D&O liabilities & indemnities and D&O insurance advice
  • Pensions and employment law advice
  • Insurance run-off advice
  • Trusts law advice and Court restructuring applications
  • Restoration applications
  • Capital reduction
  • Sanctions applications by liquidators, office-holders, and trustees
  • Litigation funding arrangements

Conyers is a Member of INSOL International’s Group of 36, and members of the firm are active in INSOL International and its member associations in Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands, as well as the International Bar Association and other industry groups.


Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile  +852 6469 0270


Andrew Barnes
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8054


Erik Bodden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754


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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100


Matthew Brown
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121



Angie Chu
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385


Tameka Davis
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1120


Alan Dickson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790



Richard G. Evans
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1115


Jevgenija (Jane) Fedotova
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1140


Barnabas Finnigan
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7759


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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1113


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372


Anton Goldstein
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119


Norman Hau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9548
Mobile  +852 6469 3363


Andrew Hay
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9442
Mobile  +852 9847 9190


Ben Hobden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7366


Alecia Johns
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1117



Allana-J Joseph
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1125


Nicholas Kuria
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1129


Hollia Lam
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9402
Mobile  +852 6469 3376


David Lamb
Consultant

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377


Róisín Liddy-Murphy
Attorney

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7371


Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379


Anna Lin
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
Mobile  +852 6469 3381


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


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369


Sarah McLennan
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7364


Jordan McErlean
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 945 3901


Cora S. Miller
Counsel

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786


Jonathon Milne
Partner

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



Rachael Pape
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114


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
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904


Audrey M. Robertson
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Jerry D. Samuel
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1116


Emily So
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9519
Mobile  +852 6469 3384


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


Sean-Anna Thompson
Attorney

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7752


Spencer Vickers
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7757



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


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