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Rory O’Connor


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

Rory’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate and commercial work with particular emphasis on M&A transactions, initial public offerings and venture capital financing. He advises both start up founders and investors at all stages of the investment cycle.

In addition to his corporate and commercial work Rory has substantial expertise and is well versed in all aspects of CLO transactions, due to experience gained during his tenure as a Capital Markets Associate in Cadwalader’s London office.  Additionally Rory worked on the European CLO teams of two top tier arranging banks where he advised both arrangers and managers. He is also well-versed in all offshore aspects of Sukuk structured financing.

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


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

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2016
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2015

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