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Niel L. Jones



Legal 500 Caribbean 2020  IFLR1000 Rising Star 2020 IFLR1000 2021 Legal 500 Caribbean 2021

Niel Jones is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Niel joined Conyers in 2005 and was based in the Moscow office from 2008 to 2011.

Niel’s practice covers corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and M&A. He advises financial institutions, multinational corporations and private equity groups on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions including financings, restructurings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: EPL), a Delaware corporation, which was acquired by Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ: EXXI) for US$2.3 billion by way of a merger under Delaware law.
  • Advised Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX) in connection with its acquisition by Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), for US$374 million. This M&A transaction was effected by way of a merger under Bermuda law.
  • Advised Markit Ltd., a Bermuda company, on its US$1.3 billion initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market following its insertion as the group’s top holding company in place of a UK company.
  • Advised Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) on its US$900 million agreement for the purchase and leaseback of eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with LATAM Airlines Group.


  • University of the West of England, PgDLP (LPC), 2003
  • University of Durham, LLB, 2002
  • McGill University, BA (Hon) Economics, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, 2006

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and 2016) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and 2017) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and since 2018) of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)

Upcoming Firm Events

11 Apr 2022
2022 London Ship Finance Forum

JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, England

12 Apr 2022
IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., and Walter E. Washington Convention Center

28 Apr 2022
Trading Risk Awards 2022

The Savoy, London, England

8 May 2022
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin

The RDS, Intercontinental & Clayton Hotels | Ballsbridge, Dublin

9 May 2022
Investing in African Mining INDABA

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

11 May 2022
Bermuda Executive Forum

One Liberty Plaza,
New York, New York

11 May 2022
Asset Recovery International 2022

Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

18 May 2022
36th Annual: Transcontinental Trusts Geneva Forum 2022

Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (formerly Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva),
Geneva, Switzerland