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Alexandra Macdonald


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Alexandra Macdonald

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019

Alexandra Macdonald is an Associate in the Corporate Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited in Bermuda. Alexandra’s practice includes all aspects of corporate and commercial law in Bermuda, with a focus on insurance and investment fund law and regulation.

Alexandra specialises in incorporating and licensing insurers and reinsurers, including captives, special purpose insurers, sidecars and segregated account companies and in the creation and offering of cat bonds. She has advised on the formation, licensing and listing on the Bermuda Stock Exchange of numerous cat bond special purpose insurance vehicles. Alexandra also has expertise in establishing investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity vehicles, closed ended funds, and master and feeder structures.

She has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the Bermuda law and regulatory aspects of acquisitions, continuations, amalgamations and reorganisations for both local and exempted companies.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised China Re on its USD 50 million Rule 4(2) Note, the first Chinese catastrophe bond transaction. The deal included the formation of a Bermuda special purpose insurer, Panda Re Ltd., established for the purpose of issuing cat bond notes which are listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The issuance provided China Re with protection against Chinese earthquake exposures.
  • Advised Munich Re on the renewal of its fully collateralised reinsurance sidecar. The transaction used the existing special purpose insurer, Eden Re II Ltd. acting for and on behalf of the Segregated Account 2016-1, to offer two classes of cat bond notes. In particular, the Class B Notes were offered as a private placement to investors in the 2015 sidecar using a roll-forward mechanism.
  • Advised on the formation and registration of a new standard investment fund, including the preparation of offering documents and service provider agreements.
  • Providing advice to a leading investment fund in respect of its on-going regulatory and filing requirements.

Professional Background

  • Pupil, Conyers Dill & Pearman, 2011


  • College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course, 2010
  • University College London, LLB, 2009
  • Georgetown University, B.A. (Cum Laude), 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister & Attorney, 2012

27 Jul 2018
Conyers advises FloodSmart Re 2018-1, the first catastrophe bond sponsored by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

28 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on admission of US$1.28 billion Senior Notes to Bermuda Stock Exchange

21 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Wafra on the $700 million establishment of a new joint venture, Capital Constellation

18 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1.5 Billion bond offering of 9.0% senior notes due 2025

17 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1 Billion bond offering of 5.5% senior notes due 2025

22 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Sky Aviation on its US$780.8 million aircraft securitization

02 May 2017
Conyers advises Oaktown Re Ltd. on its first securitization of mortgage insurance portfolio risks

02 May 2017
Conyers advises Integrity Re Ltd. on the launch of its US$210 million Note Program

14 Apr 2017
Conyers advises Pelican IV Re Ltd. on the launch of its US$100 million Note Program

30 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd. on its US$140 million notes issuance

15 Mar 2016
Conyers advises SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its Acquisition of Citi Fund Administration entities in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

14 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Akibare Re Ltd. on its US$200 million notes offering

10 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Manatee Re Ltd. on its US$95 million notes offering

21 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Eden Re II Ltd. on a US$360 million notes offering

09 Nov 2015
Conyers advises Kilimanjaro Re Ltd. on its $US6.25 Million Notes Issuance

17 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Bellemeade Re Ltd. on the completion of its US$298 million securitization of mortgage insurance portfolio risks

16 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Kilimanjaro Re Ltd. on its US$300 million notes offering

30 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Panda Re Ltd. on the issuance of US$50 million Series 2015-1 Class A Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes

27 Mar 2015
Conyers advises James River Group Holdings, Ltd. on $231 million IPO

06 Feb 2015
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1 Billion bond offering of 5.50% senior notes due 2023

17 Feb 2014
Conyers advises on US$670 million acquisition financing of 26 commercial passenger aircraft and related leases

18 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Turbine Engines Securitization Ltd. on $362.5 million asset-backed securitization

20 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Essent Group Ltd on US$335 million IPO

18 Mar 2013
Conyers advises Odfjell Rig II Ltd. and Odfjell Offshore Ltd. on acquisition of minority shareholdings

21 Jan 2013
Conyers advises on US$650 million leasing asset-backed secured term loan in relation to the acquisition of 26 passenger aircraft from affiliates of GE Capital Aviation Services Limited

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (insurance)