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.



  • 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)