Sheba Raza is Counsel in the London office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. She joined Conyers in 2007, after practising for 5 years as an English solicitor, and was appointed Counsel in 2013. Sheba has over 10 years’ experience advising clients on a wide variety of Bermuda and British Virgin Islands corporate and finance transactions.
Sheba has a diverse practice acting for a broad range of financial institutions and public and private companies across the energy, insurance, real estate and financial services sectors. She also regularly advises lenders and high net worth individuals on real estate and corporate jet financings. Areas of expertise include asset finance, capital markets, derivatives, insurance finance, real estate finance, structured finance, and general bank lending along with segregated account company structures and equity investments.
From 2010 – 2012, Sheba was a regular speaker on asset finance and Islamic finance panels at London conferences held by the Bermuda Business Development Agency highlighting the benefits of Bermuda based structures and in 2013 successfully hosted and moderated a private roundtable discussion on “Gender Diversity in the Boardroom” to a group of international corporate lawyers from over 16 countries. In 2015, Sheba was appointed as a director and member of the Management Committee of the Bermuda Society, a non-profit organisation which operates as a platform to promote Bermuda’s image as a reputable, competitive and well-respected jurisdiction for international companies to do business and to foster relationships between business communities in Bermuda, the U.K. and elsewhere. Since 2016, Sheba has hosted and moderated a series of workshops, seminars and panels focussed on key issues affecting and new products available in Bermuda.
Recent experience includes advising lenders on a series of insurance financings in support of Funds at Lloyds’ obligations for a number of listed insurance groups; acting for purchasers on a multi-billion dollar series of high-yield debt offerings by Smurfit Kappa Group between 2009-2018; advising the lenders on an €800 million debt refinancing completed by the Hilding Anders group; and acting for a large corporate client on a series of internal restructuring actions prior to a significant merger.
In addition to transactions in the public domain, details of which can be found in the deals and cases section below, Sheba’s experience includes the following:
12 Feb 2018
Financing in Bermuda