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Anton Goldstein

Partner

Anton Goldstein is a Partner in the Corporate department in the British Virgin Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Anton joined Conyers in 2009 and became a partner in 2013.

Anton has a broad corporate practice with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, capital markets and corporate finance. He consistently advises on the largest and most prominent transactions in the BVI and is recognised as one of the leading M&A and capital markets lawyers in the jurisdiction.

Experience Highlights

M&A

  • Advising General Electric on the US$3.4 billion sale of its water business
  • Advising DSV on its US$1.3 billion take-private of UTi Worldwide
  • Advising AAR on the US$55 billion sale of TNK-BP to Rosneft (IFLR’s M&A “deal of the year” for 2013)
  • Advising on the US$1.4 billion business combination of Burger King and Justice Holdings
  • Advising Vallares on US$4.2 billion business combination with Genel
  • Advising Diageo on its acquisition of a stake in Zacapa Rum
  • Advising CCR on the US$232 million acquisition of a stake in Quito International Airport
  • Advising Mercuria on the acquisition of a 12% stake by ChemChina
  • Advising Iluka Resources on its GBP215 million takeover of Sierra Rutile (IJ Global’s “Africa M&A deal of the year” for 2016)

Capital Markets

  • Advising on the US$2 billion IPO of Despegar on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advising on the US$4.3 billion IPO of Lenta on the London Stock Exchange (creating the largest publicly-listed BVI company at the time)
  • Advising on the IPO of LSC Lithium on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Advising Kinross Gold on its US$500 million note issuance

Corporate Finance

  • Advising Premier Oil on its US$3.8 refinancing
  • Advising Nomura on the £237 million refinancing of Camden Market

Professional Background

  • Mergers and acquisitions lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
  • Mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, London
  • Seconded to Goldman Sachs (Principal Investment Division)
  • Tutor of Commercial Law, University of Oxford

Education

  • University of Oxford, Law degree, first class honours (Martin Wronker Prize in Law, Proxime Accessit)

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2009
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2005 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Legal 500 Caribbean (investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2018) of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and since 2013) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and since 2016) of IFLR1000 (investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of Chambers Global (corporate and finance)
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal (private funds)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Who's Who Legal (private equity, hedge funds, investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal (mergers and acquisitions)

Associations

  • Appointed to the BVI Financial Services Commission's Focus Group on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

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Upcoming Firm Events

10 Dec 2019
Clifford Chance Perspectives Seminar: All Change in Europe – Prospects for Restructuring and Insolvency Practice

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