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Guy Cooper


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Guy Cooper

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019  

Guy Cooper is a Director in the Corporate Department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Guy rejoined Conyers’ Bermuda office in 2009 after working in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for several years.

Guy has a broad corporate practice covering all aspects of corporate, commercial and securities law with a particular focus on public companies, securities, financings and group restructurings. Guy has extensive experience in debt and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking and asset finance, joint ventures, private equity and partnerships. Guy has particular expertise in the US and Norwegian markets including debt and equity offerings in private placements, secondary offerings and IPOs, bank financings, takeovers and restructurings.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised each of Avance Gas Holdings Ltd (AVANCE:Oslo), BW LPG Limited (BWLPG:Oslo) and Odfjell Drilling Ltd (ODL:Oslo) on their IPOs on the Oslo Stock Exchange, raising US$250 million, US$575 million and US$400 million respectively.
  • Advised Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) and Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT) in relation to US$199.5 million and US$112 million secondary offerings of their shares.
  • Advised SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. (NYSE:BOX) on its IPO on the NYSE which raised approx. US$95 million and subsequent acquisition by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by way of amalgamation for US$470 million.
  • Advised the buying consortium in their privatisation of Floatel International Ltd. (FLOAT:Oslo).
  • Advised The Milestone Aviation Group Limited, the global leader in helicopter leasing, on its establishment, private equity funding and later sale to GE for US$1.775 billion, as well as numerous secured and unsecured bank financings and bond offerings.
  • Advised GoodBulk Ltd. on its US$100 million private placement of new shares and listing on the Norwegian OTC market.
  • Advised in the restructuring of Eitzen Chemical ASA into Team Tankers International Ltd (TEAM:Oslo), including a debt for equity swap and listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Advised BW Offshore Limited (BWO:Oslo) on its restructuring, including a US$100 million rights offering, numerous credit facility amendments and amendments to its unsecured bonds.
  • Advised BW LPG Limited on its offer of cash and consideration shares in exchange for all the shares of Aurora LPG Holding ASA.
  • Advised Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNI:Oslo) and its lending banks on numerous senior unsecured bond offerings and bank facilities.
  • Advised DNB and Nordea on the amendment to the US$450 million and US$200 million facilities for Avance Gas Holdings Ltd.
  • Advised SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company on its continuation to Bermuda.

Professional Background

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda, 2009 – Present
  • Reed Smith LLP, Abu Dhabi, 2007 – 2009
  • Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda and Dubai, 2003 – 2007


  • The College of Law, Guilford, UK, PgDL, LPC 2002
  • The University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne, B.A. (Hons) Economics & Geography, 1999
  • Charterhouse School, UK, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2008 (not currently practising)
  • Bermuda, 2000

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Stolt-Nielsen on US$182 million LNG joint venture with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on a preference share and warrant issuance to an affiliate of Akastor ASA

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its US$175 million private placement

02 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Hudson Ltd. on its $748.9 Million IPO

29 Dec 2017
Conyers advises SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd on its merger with Galena Biopharma, Inc.

26 Oct 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk on an acquisition agreement with entities affiliated with CarVal Investors

21 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Kosmos on its Admission to Trading on the London Stock Exchange

02 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited (JIN:NO) on a new share issuance

28 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk Ltd. on its US$100 million private placement of new shares

18 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on a US$199.5 million secondary offering of its shares

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holding Ltd. on amendments to US$450 million and US$200 million facilities

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd on its continuance to Bermuda

22 Jul 2016
Conyers advised BW Offshore Limited on a restructuring to implement a new long-term financial platform

09 May 2014
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holding Ltd on US$250 million IPO

21 Mar 2014
Conyers advises Stolt-Nielsen Limited on its NOK 1,250,000,000 senior unsecured bonds due in 2021

02 Dec 2013
Conyers advises BW LPG Limited on US$575 million IPO

07 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on US$400 million IPO

14 Jun 2013
Conyers advises on US$400 million debt facilities for Milestone Aviation Group – September 2012

29 Apr 2013
Conyers advises SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.

09 Sep 2011
Conyers advises on Aqua amalgamation with Floatel – September 2011

28 Jun 2011
Conyers advises on Stolt-Nielsen Norway bond offering – June 2011

15 Jun 2011
Conyers advises Freescale Semiconductor on amendment to credit facility and bond guarantee – June 2011

18 Nov 2010
Conyers advises on Bermuda redomiciliation from Luxembourg – November 2010

15 Nov 2010
Conyers advises AWAC on its $300 million senior note offering – November 2010

28 Oct 2010
Conyers advises on SeaCube IPO – October 2010

19 Feb 2010
Conyers advises on $750 million Senior Secured Notes issue – February 2010

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of the IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and 2018) of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Former Commissioned Officer in the Bermuda Regiment