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Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” at the annual Asia Legal Awards 2017. This is the fifth time Conyers has been recognised as either Best or Offshore Law Firm of the Year in the region in the last two years.
“We are honoured, to be named Offshore Law Firm of the Year” said Christopher Bickley, Partner & Head of the Hong Kong Office. “It is a true reflection of the hard work of our talented team.”
The Firm was also awarded for its work on Geely’s US$400 million green bond.
Securities Deal of the Year: Debt
Partner, Anna Chong provided BVI advice to London Taxi Corporation Limited (“LTC”) in connection with the first-ever green bond on the offshore market from a Chinese automobile company. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (“Geely”) will use the net proceeds of the green bond to support the development and production of zero-emission capable vehicles. This will be produced by its wholly owned subsidiary LTC, the leading global manufacturer and retailer of the iconic London Black Cab. The zero-emission capable vehicles will be compliant with the new environmental requirements being introduced in London.
Since inception in Asia, over 30 years ago, Conyers’ Hong Kong practice has become one of the most respected offshore law firms in the region. The Firm continues to lead the way in Asia, providing offshore legal advice to many of the region’s largest corporates and financial institutions.
The Asia Legal Awards are hosted by The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice and Legal Week. Editorial staff reviewed and selected the winners, identifying stand-out achievements from the past 12 months, across over 30 categories.