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Chiara T. Nannini


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Chiara T. Nannini

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019  

Chiara T. Nannini is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Chiara joined Conyers in 2008.

Chiara’s practice includes all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with experience in corporate reorganisations, debt and equity offerings, corporate finance including IPOs and private placements and project finance in cross border and multi-jurisdictional contexts. She also advises on insurance regulatory and transactional matters including new insurance incorporations, segregated account structures, equity and debt financing of insurers and insurance groups and other insurance transactional work.

Since joining the firm, Chiara spent a year on secondment with American International Group’s Bermuda office and was based in the Conyers São Paulo, Brazil office from 2010 to 2013.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. on its US$275,666,075 initial public offering of common shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2013.
  • Advised leading oil exploration and servicing company Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) in the merger of its completion and production services unit with oilfield service provider C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES), for which Nabors received approximately US$940 million in cash and stock worth an approximately 53% ownership stake in C&J.
  • Advised GreyCastle Holdings Ltd. in its US$570 million acquisition backed by a consortium of investors, of the run-off Life Reinsurance operations of XL Group.
  • Represented BNP Paribas, ING Capital LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as lead arrangers in the approximately US$900 million financing of the Amaralina Star and Laguna Star drillships which are owned by an affiliate of the Brazilian conglomerate Queiroz Galvão. The vessels are chartered to Petrobras for oil exploration and production activities off of the coast of Brazil.
  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a US$3.1 billion sale and repurchase agreement financing transaction related to Amgen Inc.’s US$10.5 billion purchase of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) on its acquisition of the Industrial Packaging Group from Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), renamed Signode Industrial Group, for US$3.2 billion.
  • Advised a global investment management firm in respect of the re-domiciliation of a BSX-listed British Virgin Islands segregated portfolio professional fund to Bermuda and its registration as an open-ended authorized Bermuda investment fund and as a segregated accounts company under The Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2000.
  • Represented Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás SA., in the Rule 144A and Regulation S offer and sale of US$700 million 5.25 percent senior secured notes due 2018 by QGOG Atlantic/Alaskan Rigs Ltd., a British Virgin Islands affiliate of Queiroz Galvão, the largest Brazilian privately held provider of drilling and production services.

Professional Background

  • Pupil – Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited 2007-2008
  • Seconded to American International Group


  • Inns of Court School of Law, U.K., Bar Vocational Course, 2007
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K., LLB (Hons), 2006
  • University of Virginia, USA, B.A., Political Science and Italian, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, 2012
  • Bermuda, Attorney-at-Law, 2008
  • England & Wales, Barrister, 2007 (not currently practising)

03 Jun 2019
Conyers advises Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on its US$470 million acquisition of Ascendant Group Limited’s issued and outstanding shares

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

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

03 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Arch Capital Group Ltd. on its acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) from American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

07 Nov 2016
Conyers advises AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on its US$550 million offering

01 Jul 2016
Conyers advises on the establishment, capitalization and registration of Harrington Re Ltd.

14 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Maiden Holdings, Ltd. on its offering of US$110 million Senior Notes

04 Apr 2016
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Aircastle Limited in connection with its US$120 million unsecured term loan

29 Mar 2016
Conyers advises on Aircastle’s Increase in its US$675 million Bank Revolving Credit Facility

21 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$500 million 5.00% Senior Notes Offering

01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises banks in connection with Dolphin Energy’s US$863 million Loan

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

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises Natixis on US$270 million Seabras-1 Financing

25 Jun 2014
Conyers advises Markit Ltd. on US$1.3 billion IPO

15 May 2014
Conyers Advises The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Illinois Tool Works Industrial Packaging Group

02 May 2014
Conyers advises AerCap on sale of Equity Interest in US$750 million Genesis Funding Limited Aircraft Securitisation Vehicle to Wood Creek

11 Feb 2014
Conyers advises on issue of US$600 million 6.25% Senior Notes by North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

20 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on its Joint Venture to invest in leased aircraft with an affiliate of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

15 Oct 2013
Conyers advises Bank of America, N.A. on US$3.1 billion sale and repurchase agreement related to Amgen Inc.’s US$10.5 billion purchase of Onyx Pharmaceuticals

26 Aug 2013
Conyers advises Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. on US$275 million IPO

27 May 2013
Conyers advises AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on its US$200 million offering

01 Apr 2012
Conyers assists on Brazilian investment bank IPO

10 Aug 2011
Conyers São Paulo advises Queiroz Galvao on Bond Sale – August 2011

05 Aug 2011
Conyers São Paulo advises on Itau Unibanco/MCC wealth management deal – August 2011

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and 2018) of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2019 (and 2018) edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (insurance)
  • Member, Hon. Society of Middle Temple, London
  • Bermuda Bar Association