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Anton Goldstein


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Anton Goldstein

  Legal 500 Caribbean 2019   

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


  • 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


  • 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)

27 Aug 2019
Establishing Economic Substance in the BVI

03 Jun 2019
British Virgin Islands – Economic Substance Code

28 May 2019
BVI Hedge Fund Products

28 May 2019
The BVI welcomes private equity and venture capital managers with a new ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime

28 May 2019
The BVI Offers Hedge Fund Managers a ‘Lighter Touch’ Regulatory Regime

31 Jan 2019
British Virgin Islands – Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018

20 Mar 2018
Russia Announces New Capital Amnesty and Extension for Tax-Free Liquidations

07 Feb 2018
The Rise of BVI Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

19 Dec 2017
Limited Partnership Act (British Virgin Islands) Enacted

06 Oct 2017
Conyers set to Re-open BVI Office with Full Team

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Despegar on its US$2 billion IPO

18 Sep 2017
Conyers’ BVI Update

12 Sep 2017
Conyers’ BVI Legal and Professional Services are Operational Following Hurricane Irma

04 Apr 2017
Conyers Receives Deal Award from IJGlobal

05 Aug 2016
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Iluka Resources on GBP215 million takeover of Sierra Rutile

29 Jan 2016
Conyers BVI Advises on Trio of Significant M&A Transactions

05 Jan 2016
2016 Updates to BVI Business Companies Act

06 Jul 2015
The BVI restricted purposes company

03 Jun 2015
Extension of FATCA Deadlines for BVI Financial Institutions

23 Apr 2015
FATCA – Impending Deadlines for BVI Financial Institutions

03 Nov 2014
Impact of FATCA on BVI Entities

25 Apr 2014
Privy Council Provides Certainty to Hedge Funds

14 Mar 2014
Canada Ratifies TIEA with BVI

08 Jan 2014
BVI Approved Manager Regime Extended to Qualifying Funds in Recognised Jurisdictions

03 Sep 2013
UK Privy Council to Hear Madoff Feeder Fund Appeal

12 Jul 2013
AIFMD Update – British Virgin Islands

29 May 2013
Getting the Deal Through – Acquisition Finance 2013

31 Jul 2012
Refinements to the BVI Business Companies Act

16 Aug 2011
Functionaries of BVI Hedge Funds Take Note

02 Mar 2011
Investment Business Licensees and the BVI Regulatory Code

02 Mar 2011
BVI Investment Business Licensees – Approval and Notification Obligations

08 Sep 2010
Update – A New Regulatory Regime in BVI: SIBA 2010

08 Sep 2010
Hedge Funds and the Securities and Investment Business Act

17 May 2010
BVI’s New Regulatory Regime: SIBA 2010

26 Mar 2010
British Virgin Islands Guidance on the Bearer Share Regime

04 Mar 2010
British Virgin Islands New Mutual Fund Case

29 Oct 2009
New BVI Bearer Share Regime

24 Apr 2009
British Virgin Islands Securities & Banking Guide

03 May 2019
Conyers advises Gold Fields in relation to US$1 billion bond issuances and US$250 million tender offer

19 Mar 2019
Conyers advises Jefferies in relation to BW Group’s US$120 million takeover of Epic Gas

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

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

14 May 2018
Conyers advises Cinven on €2 billion sale of Ufinet Group

24 Apr 2018
Conyers advises on Vinci Airports acquisition of Airports Worldwide’s management portfolio

15 Nov 2017
Conyers advises FMC Corporation on DuPont Acquisition and Sale

06 Oct 2017
Conyers advises EZCORP, Inc. on its US$53 million acquisition of 112 pawn stores in Latin America

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Despegar on US$2 billion IPO

02 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Premier Oil on US$3.8 billion restructuring

28 Jun 2017
Conyers advises Kinross on US$500 million senior note issuance

08 Mar 2017
Conyers advises General Electric on US$3.4 billion sale of water business

09 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Iluka Resources on GBP215 million takeover of Sierra Rutile

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

18 Jan 2016
Conyers advises Mercuria on ChemChina Investment

13 Oct 2015
Conyers advises DSV on its proposed US$1.35 billion take private of UTi Worldwide

15 Apr 2015
Conyers advises Cerberus on its acquisiton of Clyde Shopping Centre

09 Dec 2014
Conyers advises Dong Fang Container Finance II (SPV) Limited on US$159 million Notes Offering

29 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Foster Wheeler on Closing of Acquisition of MDM Engineering Group Limited

13 Mar 2014
Conyers advises Foster Wheeler on US$109 million acquisition of MDM Engineering Group Limited

11 Mar 2014
Lenta IPO creates largest publicly-listed BVI company

03 Mar 2014
Conyers advises on ₤237,000,000 refinancing of Camden Market

16 Jan 2014
Conyers advises Premier Oil plc on £500,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme

16 Jan 2014
Conyers advises FTV Capital on US$40 million investment in Credorax Inc.

17 Oct 2013
Conyers advises Dong Fang Container Finance (SPV) Limited on US$200 million Series 2013-1 asset backed notes offering

23 Apr 2013
Conyers advises on transaction

25 Mar 2013
Conyers advises on TNK-BP transaction

13 Dec 2012
Conyers Dill & Pearman Advises on US$55 billion TNK-BP Sale

22 Jun 2012
Conyers advises Burger King on its business combination with Justice Holdings – June 2012

07 Sep 2011
Conyers advises Vallares on $4.2 billion Genel merger – September 2011

04 May 2011
Conyers advises BMO Financial Group on multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Lloyd George Management – April 2011

22 Sep 2009
Conyers advises Vale SA in Rio Tinto $1.6bn Asset Sale – September 2009

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of Chambers Global (corporate and finance)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and 2018) of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (2014-2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of IFLR1000(financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of IFLR1000 (investment funds)
  • 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)
  • Appointed to the BVI Financial Services Commission's Focus Group on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive