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Neil Henderson


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Neil Henderson

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019  

Neil Henderson is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Neil joined Conyers in 2008.

Neil’s practice includes all aspects of commercial and corporate law, including public companies, partnerships, the formation of private equity and open-ended funds, exempted companies and other investment vehicles. His practice also includes the acquisition, continuation, amalgamation and reorganization of private and public companies.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised in relation to the formation and group structure of the Langhorne Group, including Langhorne Reinsurance (Bermuda) Ltd. (”Langhorne Re”), and its US$780 million private placement.
  • Advised Wafra on the joint venture with The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait, and RPMI Railpen to establish a new structure, Capital Constellation. Advised by Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc the Constellation structure will provide catalytic investment capital to next generation private equity and alternatives managers. The founding investors initially committed US$700 million increasing to over US$1.5 billion in the next five years.
  • Acted for the joint venture vehicle, Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings Limited., in relation to the creation by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a leading institutional asset manager, and GE Capital Aviation Services of a US$2 billion global aircraft financing platform, involved in the acquisition of modern fuel efficient aircraft from a diverse set of global airlines to be leased back under long-term leases.
  • Acted for Roivant Sciences Ltd. in connection with a US$1.1 billion equity investment in Roivant led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. This investment, which includes existing shareholder participation, is intended to accelerate the launch of new subsidiaries within and beyond the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Acted for AABS Limited in relation to the US$650 million leasing asset-backed secured term loan in relation to the acquisition of 26 passenger aircraft from affiliates of GECAS.
  • Advised on the first IPO ever made by an investment bank in Brazil – estimated at US$1 to 1.5bn of shares represented by stapled units listed on the São Paulo stock exchange (BM&F Bovespa), and on Euronext in Amsterdam.

Professional Background

  • Corporate/Corporate Tax associate, Maclay Murray & Spens, Edinburgh
  • Corporate, Funds associate, Carey Olsen, Channel Islands


  • Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Diploma of Legal Practice, 2003
  • Glasgow University, LLB, 2002 (with Distinction)

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, 2009
  • Law Society of Scotland, 2004 (not currently practising)

04 Jul 2019
Tradition and Innovation Through Bermuda Aviation ABS Transactions

03 Jun 2019
Bermuda Securitisation Bulletin June 2019

16 May 2019
Airfinance Journal Awards: Conyers Advises as Bermuda Counsel on Seven Award-Winning Deals of the Year

24 Jan 2019
Changes to the Investment Funds Act 2006

18 Jan 2019
Bermuda’s Economic Substance Legislation

03 Oct 2018
Bermuda: a Strong Choice for Private Equity Funds

19 Sep 2017
Bermuda Securitisations Bulletin

12 Apr 2017
Labrador Aviation Finance Limited US$928 million ABS deal wins Air Finance Journal’s Editor’s Deal of the Year for 2016

02 Feb 2017
Structured Finance and Securitisation in Bermuda

31 Jan 2017
Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2016 Year in Review

14 Dec 2016
Bermuda Investment Funds Update – December 2016

28 Nov 2016
Raising Capital in the Aircraft Sector: Bermuda’s Jet Age

30 Sep 2016
Bermuda LLCs: A New Entity in a Familiar Form

01 Jul 2016
Bermuda Introduces LLC Legislation Based on Delaware Statute

01 Apr 2016
Bermuda’s Private Equity Sector: Getting the Deal Through

02 Mar 2016
Bermuda Partnership Law Enhancements come into Effect

29 Jan 2016
Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2015 Year in Review

04 Jun 2015
Bermuda Partnership Law Receives Significant Updates

07 Oct 2013
New Bermuda Funds Legislation Self Declared Exempt Institutional Funds Offer Same Day Registration

04 Oct 2012
Private Equity in Bermuda – So Much More

30 Dec 2010
The Bermuda Investment Funds Amendment Act 2010

14 Aug 2009
Whither the Poison Pill?

22 Apr 2019
Conyers advises START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd in connection with its US$597 million asset backed securitisation

14 Feb 2019
Conyers advises MAPS 2019-1 Limited in Merx Aviation’s latest US$429 million aviation asset-backed securitisation (“ABS”)

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Urovant Sciences Ltd. on its US$140 million initial public offering

26 Jun 2018
Conyers advises START Ltd and START Holding Ltd on a US$700 million asset backed securitisation

15 May 2018
Conyers advises MAPS 2018-1 Limited in respect of Merx Aviation’s US$506.5 million inaugural aviation asset backed securitisation

21 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Wafra on the $700 million establishment of a new joint venture, Capital Constellation

22 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Langhorne Group on its formation and group structuring including Langhorne Re and its US$780 million private placement

08 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings Limited. on a US$2 billion global aircraft financing platform

08 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Roivant Sciences Ltd. in connection with a US$1.1 billion equity investment led by the SoftBank Vision Fund

16 Feb 2017
Conyers advises Elix Aviation on its US$441 million aircraft securitization

15 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Labrador Aviation Finance Limited on US$928 million acquisition financing of 20 commercial passenger aircraft and related notes issuance

27 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Myovant Sciences Ltd. on their US$218 million IPO

20 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on its 50/50 joint venture with Golar LNG Limited

22 Jan 2016
Conyers advises Bank of Nova Scotia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Export Development Canada on $750 million term loan

17 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Axovant Sciences Ltd. on its $315 million IPO

01 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Kofax Limited on its acquisition by Lexmark International, Inc.

09 Mar 2015
Conyers Advises Aldus Aviation’s US$540 million Aircraft Portfolio Asset-Backed Secured Loan Transaction

17 Feb 2014
Conyers advises on US$670 million acquisition financing of 26 commercial passenger aircraft and related leases

18 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Turbine Engines Securitization Ltd. on $362.5 million asset-backed securitization

13 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Kofax Limited on corporate restructuring by way of scheme of arrangement and subsequent IPO

21 Jan 2013
Conyers advises on US$650 million leasing asset-backed secured term loan in relation to the acquisition of 26 passenger aircraft from affiliates of GE Capital Aviation Services Limited

01 Apr 2012
Conyers assists on Brazilian investment bank IPO

13 Jul 2011
Conyers advises on first asset backed securitization since 2007 – July 2011

13 Dec 2010
Conyers advises BTG Pactual on $1.6bn capital investment – December 2010

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2019 (and 2018) edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Bermuda Bar Association