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The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) is growing in global influence, with some six percent of the world’s population. MENA-based companies and families who are doing business in offshore jurisdictions are looking for optimum levels of service and significant expertise in international corporate transactions.

Through our global network, Conyers can offer you expert counsel in Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands law, combined with experience in cross-border transactions and a deep understanding of the MENA marketplace.  Our client base in the region includes financiers, corporate groups, asset managers, onshore law firms and high net worth individuals and families.

Strong client relationships are at the heart of our service offering. We know you are looking for a legal partner who will provide you with a consistently high-quality personalised service, at every stage of the business life-cycle.

Our services

Our lawyers can advise you  on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, restructuring and insolvency, corporate and project finance (including Islamic finance), and aircraft and ship finance and leasing.

Our investment funds practice features strongly in the MENA region. We represent asset managers, funds and their sponsors on formation, as well as institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals investing in private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and hedge funds, including Sharia-compliant funds.

Conyers also has a leading offshore litigation and restructuring practice, which advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. The team also assists in resolving disputes through arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures.

HNW families and individuals can benefit from the advice of our Private Client & Trust practice on estate planning and trust matters.

If you are establishing a company, fund or trust offshore, our affiliated group Conyers Client Services can provide you with a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services.

Whatever your needs may be in the MENA region or offshore, please contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Paul Smith
Partner and Commercial Litigation Advocate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8001

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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100

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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1113

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

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360

Matthew Stocker
Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382

07 Aug 2020
Conyers advises Stonegate Pub Company in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of an aggregate amount of US$1.57 billion senior secured fixed rate notes due 2025.

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

29 Aug 2019
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$25 million 11.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2022

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

07 Jan 2019
Conyers advises on largest-ever BVI takeover

17 Dec 2018
Conyers advises LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on its US$2.6 billion acquisition of the Belmond Hotel Group

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

02 Aug 2018
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$175 million 6.35% Senior Notes due 2020

26 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$400 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2021

18 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$200 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2021

14 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Hudbay Minerals Inc. on US$550 million deal

25 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Limestone Re Ltd on its US$278 million notes issuance

29 May 2018
Conyers advises Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd on its US$152.6 million IPO

27 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd. on US$190 million deal

05 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on first major Stellar Network token sale

23 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Nabors Industries Ltd. on its US$800 million notes offering

04 Jan 2018
Conyers Advises Liberty Latin America on its Split-Off, US Listing and Launch

07 Sep 2017
Conyers Advises on Investment in Uruguay’s Infocasas

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

26 May 2017
Conyers advises on US$814 million bond issuance by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power

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

31 Dec 2016
Careem Inc. achieves unicorn status with US$350 million Series E fundraising

13 Jun 2016
Conyers advises DP World on establishment of US$3 billion sukuk program

22 Jan 2016
Case Comment: Olive Group – Welcome Clarification on Dissent Procedure under BVI Law

22 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Adenium Energy Capital on US$160 million financing of solar power projects in Jordan

22 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) with successful joint UK£2.6 billion takeover offer

09 Jul 2015
Conyers advises Integrated Alternative Finance on its AED 700 million structured equity and mezzanine debt financing to develop the Taj Dubai