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Conyers Dill & Pearman’s pre-eminent offshore shipping practice advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, from offices in those jurisdictions, as well as in the major financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

We are at the forefront of ship finance and shipping capital markets work throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the America’s, advising many shipowners and lenders in those markets on the cross-border aspects of their transactions. Globally, we have acted on the offshore legal aspects of several award-winning transactions, which continues to demonstrate the range and depth of our global team. Conyers also maintains excellent relationships with the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry in BVI and advises on all aspects of the registration process within each jurisdiction.

Our shipping practice includes advising on:

  • IPOs
  • Bond issuances
  • Notes offerings
  • Cross-border financings
  • Vessel purchases
  • Sales of private and commercial vessels
  • Structured financings
  • Securitizations


  • In Bermuda, our lawyers have advised on more IPOs for shipping and shipping-related companies than any other law firm; including the record breaking Team Tankers International transaction, which included a registration of 14 vessels (the most at one time in Bermuda) and listing on the Oslo Bors.
  • In Cayman, we regularly advise on complex commercial shipping and superyacht transactions. One notable recent matter was the award-winning Alpha Bank securitization, recognised by Marine Money, in which Conyers acted not only as Cayman counsel but additionally advised as to the laws of Bermuda and the BVI.


Our attorneys in each of the Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands offices have significant experience in various areas of maritime litigation, in particular ownership disputes and arrests.

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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100

Guy Cooper

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938

Alan Dickson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790

Joanna Kee

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387

Sarah Lusher

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889

Ryan McConvey

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369

Cora S. Miller

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786

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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394

Audrey M. Robertson

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111

Matthew Stocker
Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382

David Stubbs

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915

04 May 2021
Conyers advises Leif Höegh & Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of outstanding shares of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd.

15 Apr 2021
Conyers Advises New Fortress Energy on its Acquisition of Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. and Golar LNG Partners LP in a Combined US$5 Billion Transaction

13 Apr 2021
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holdings Limited on its issuance of US$65 million common shares

02 Feb 2021
Conyers advises on a US$700 million two-part unsecured, secured notes offering by Viking Cruises Ltd and Viking Ocean Cruises Ship VII Ltd

26 Nov 2020
Conyers advises Team Tankers on the sale of Team Tankers Regional Ltd. to the De Poli Tankers Group

29 Oct 2020
Conyers advises Global Container International LLC (“GCl”), on its issuance of $US244.5 million fixed rate asset backed bonds

15 May 2020
Conyers advises on the offering of US$675 million 13.000% Senior Notes due 2025 by Viking Cruises Ltd

12 May 2020
Conyers advises L Catterton on its investment by way of private placement by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited

08 Apr 2020
Conyers advises Carnival in the completion of its US$6 billion financing

11 Nov 2019
Conyers advises BW Offshore Limited on its US$297.4 million bond issuance

01 Nov 2019
Conyers advises BW Offshore Limited on its US$297.4 million bond issuance

20 Sep 2019
Conyers advises Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited on its US$35 million private placement

23 Jan 2019
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its purchase of a semi-submersible, harsh environment drilling unit, named Deepsea Nordkapp

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Stolt-Nielsen on US$182 million LNG joint venture with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG

19 Sep 2018
Conyers advises CAL Funding III Limited on US$343.5 million notes offering

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on a preference share and warrant issuance to an affiliate of Akastor ASA

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its US$175 million private placement

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

02 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited (JIN:NO) on a new share issuance

28 Jun 2017
Conyers advises Textainer Marine Containers V Limited on their issuance of US$500 million of Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes

12 Apr 2017
Conyers advises F8 Enterprises (Holdings) Group Limited in connection with its HK$64 million IPO

28 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk Ltd. on its US$100 million private placement of new shares

22 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GasLog Ltd. on its US$250 million senior notes offering

27 Jan 2017
Conyers advises GasLog Partners LP on its offering of common units

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holding Ltd. on amendments to US$450 million and US$200 million facilities

18 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Concordia Maritime on its sale of the IMOIIMAX tanker “STENA IMAGE” to Bazara Naviera SA

18 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Concordia Maritime on its sale of the Suezmax tanker “STENA SUPREME” to Violet Shipping SA

22 Jul 2016
Conyers advised BW Offshore Limited on a restructuring to implement a new long-term financial platform

30 Jun 2016
Conyers advised Bonny Gas Transport Limited on the registration of six LNG Carriers

20 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on its 50/50 joint venture with Golar LNG Limited

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

26 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Gener8 Maritime, Inc. on its 15 million share offering

26 Aug 2015
Conyers advises GasLog Ltd. on its 7.5 million public offering of common units

26 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Northern Offshore, Ltd in their acquisition by Shandong Offshore Company Limited


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