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Kevin C. Butler

Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374

Kevin C. Butler

  Legal 500 Caribbean 2019  

Kevin Butler is a Partner and Head of the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Kevin joined Conyers in 1997 in Bermuda and moved to the Cayman Islands in 2004. His practice includes all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Kevin focuses on structuring, formation and management of private equity funds and he represents a broad range of investment managers from the well-established to start-up managers. He also has extensive experience with project financing, aviation finance, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. Kevin is well versed in insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer including captives and insurance linked securities.

Kevin has been consistently ranked in Chambers Global since 2013. Clients highlight him as “someone who understands the client’s needs and delivers practical advice.” Kevin is also ranked in IFRL1000, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500 Caribbean.

Kevin is Vice President of the Cayman Islands Law Society, a Director of LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) and an Alternate Director of Cayman Finance.

Experience Highlights

  • Providing on-going advice and advising on the formation of new funds for the Sequoia Capital Group of funds.
  • Advising EIG Global Energy Partners with respect to various funds, corporate structures and IPOs.
  • Providing advice to Cayman Hotel Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Five Mile Capital Partners LLC pertaining to the US$130 million refinancing of the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman property.
  • Advising Western Digital Corporation on the acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the original credit facility and refinancing of original debt.
  • Advising MetLife with respect to creation and redomiciling various captives into and out of the Cayman Islands.
  • Advising First Risk Advisors on the incorporation and procurement of a broker licence for PGH Global (Cayman) Limited.
  • Advising a large insurance group on licensing issues and the IPO of its parent holding company.
  • Advising on the reorganisation of a multi-layered, cross-border fund structure, as well as the restructuring of intra-group lending arrangements.

Professional Background

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman, Cayman Islands
  • Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda
  • Stikeman Elliott, Vancouver


  • University of British Columbia, LLB, 1993
  • University of Western Ontario, BA Economics, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 2004
  • Bermuda, Attorney-at-Law, 1998
  • British Columbia, Attorney-at-Law, 1994 (not currently practising)

23 May 2019
Conyers Expands Cayman Corporate Practice with New Partner

17 May 2019
Conyers Cayman Office Celebrates 90th anniversary with donation to the community

01 Apr 2019
Corporate Digest: Notable Deals and Transactions

23 Mar 2019
Cayman Islands – The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law 2018

06 Feb 2019
Conyers’ Cayman office welcomes new corporate attorney

18 Jan 2019
Conyers Supports Cayman Islands Little Grand Race Team

18 Dec 2018
Delia McMahon joins Conyers’ Cayman Islands office

15 Nov 2018
Conyers Client Services Appoints Travers as Senior Vice President in Cayman

05 Nov 2018
Application Granted for Sanction to Enter into a Litigation Funding Agreement

31 Oct 2018
Senior Attorneys Called to the bar of the Cayman Islands

18 Oct 2018
Blood Drive Held at Conyers’ Cayman Office

09 Oct 2018
Cayman Asia M&A Report H1 2018

31 Aug 2018
In the Matter of Ardon Maroon Asia Master Fund

08 Aug 2018
Conyers strengthens Cayman corporate practice with senior partner move

23 Jul 2018
Global IPO Report – July 2018

06 Jun 2018
Cayman Islands AEOI Portal Update – 2018

24 May 2018
Listing Bespoke Debt on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange

17 May 2018
Looming Deadlines in the Cayman Islands: Are you in compliance?

13 Apr 2018
Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime Update

09 Apr 2018
Conyers Expands Corporate Practice in Cayman with Partner Hire

27 Mar 2018
US FATCA and CRS Update

09 Feb 2018
Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering Regulatory Update – February 2018

31 Jan 2018
2017 Global Corporate Year in Review

23 Jan 2018
Cayman Asia M&A Report H2 2017

04 Dec 2017
Conyers Continues to Support Literacy is for Everyone

17 Nov 2017
The Foundation Companies Law

14 Nov 2017
Conyers Sponsors Martial Arts Scholarship Programme

24 Oct 2017
Cayman Islands Foundation Companies Law Now in Force

21 Sep 2017
Cayman Asia M&A Report H1 2017

25 Aug 2017
Conyers Supports Local Students

21 Jul 2017
US FATCA and CRS Reporting Deadline Extended

11 Jul 2017
Conyers Strengthens Corporate Practice with New Hire

23 Jun 2017
Cayman Islands: AEOI Portal Update

12 Jun 2017
The Cayman Islands Introduces the Limited Liability Partnership Law

01 Jun 2017
Conyers Congratulates Articled Clerk on Call to Bar

25 May 2017
Cayman Islands: Further US FATCA and CRS Notification and Reporting Update

08 May 2017
Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime

05 May 2017
Conyers Welcomes Potential Articled Clerks at First Annual Open House

03 May 2017
Further Common Reporting Standard, US FATCA, UK CDOT and EUSD Regime Updates for the Cayman Islands

24 Apr 2017
Special Economic Zone in the Cayman Islands creates new Aviation Services Park

06 Apr 2017
Conyers welcomes new Corporate Associate

30 Mar 2017
A New Foundations Law for the Cayman Islands

28 Mar 2017
Common Reporting Standard Update for the Cayman Islands

21 Dec 2016
Conyers Strengthens Litigation Practice in Cayman

08 Dec 2016
Conyers Dill and Pearman take double honors at CISHRP Gala

19 Sep 2016
Conyers Hires Robert Lindley as Head of Private Client & Trust Practice in Cayman and BVI

30 Jun 2016
Conyers Supports Training Caymanian Lawyers Through HK Secondment

06 May 2016
Conyers Supports Hospice

03 Sep 2015
Cayman Islands Companies Law – imminent changes to the requirements for filing of the Register of Directors and Officers and waiver period

22 Jul 2015
Cayman Islands Mutual Funds – Cancellation of Licence or Certificate of Registration and changes to Audit Waivers

04 Mar 2015
FATCA Notification and Reporting – Are you ready?

20 Jan 2015
Cayman Islands Portfolio Insurance Companies

06 Nov 2014
Impact of FATCA on Cayman Islands Entities

03 Jul 2014
Cayman Islands: The Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014

06 Jun 2014
The Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 – Now in Force

29 May 2014
The Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014

26 May 2014
Cayman Islands: The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law, 2014

25 Feb 2014
Cayman Islands Law Update

13 Jan 2014
The FSB Recognises Bermuda, BVI and Cayman for Strong Adherence to Regulatory Standards

22 Jan 2013
Changes to the Cayman Islands Companies Law and Exempted Limited Partnership Law

22 Aug 2011
Conyers congratulates Caymanian graduate

29 Sep 2010
Cayman Islands Insurance Law, 2010 to be introduced

01 Jul 2010
Canada Signs TIEA with Cayman

17 Feb 2010
2010 Outlook: Ils Markets In Bermuda & Cayman

14 Jul 2009
Cayman’s Cape Town Convention Law, 2009

19 May 2009
Cayman Islands Amends Exempted Limited Partnership Law

22 Apr 2009
Cayman Islands Insurance Guide

24 Feb 2009
Aircraft Finance, Leasing and Securitization in Cayman

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global (corporate and finance)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global (investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial, insurance/reinsurance and investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2010) of IFLR1000 (investment funds, financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition (and since 2012) of Who’s Who Legal (project finance)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Legal (corporate governance)
  • Recognised in the 2013 edition (and since 2012) of Who's Who Legal (insurance and reinsurance)
  • Recognised in the 2012 edition of Latin Lawyer 250
  • Vice President, Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Director, LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone)
  • Alternate Director, Cayman Finance