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Rory O’Connor


Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7780

Rory O’Connor

Rory O’Connor is an Associate in the Corporate department in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Rory joined Conyers in 2019.

Rory has particular expertise in the context of CLO transactions from his time working as a Capital Markets Associate in Cadwalader’s London office, and has previous experience of working in the European CLO teams of two top tier arranging banks. Rory advised both arrangers and managers during his time in London.

Prior to working in CLOs, Rory’s focus was on broad corporate and commercial work, with a particular focus on the Life Sciences industry. Rory spent a year as a secondee legal counsel at Merck’s corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Additionally, Rory spent time as a secondee legal counsel in the offices of Diageo in Dublin.

Rory advises on a wide variety of corporate, banking, securitization and regulatory matter and has particular expertise advising issuers and arrangers in the context of CLO transactions.

Professional Background

  • Associate, Arthur Cox, Dublin
  • Legal Secondee, Diageo plc, Dublin
  • Legal Secondee, Merck Pharmaceuticals, New Jersey, United States
  • Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, London
  • Legal Secondee, Credit Suisse, London
  • Secondee CLO Structurer, JP Morgan, London


  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Bachelor of Civil Law
  • University of Rotterdam, LLM Commercial Law
  • Queen Mary University London,  Certificate in Computer and Communication Law

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2017
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2014