Conyers Promotes Fourteen Lawyers across Firm
Conyers is pleased to announce the promotion of fourteen lawyers across the firm’s global offices. In Bermuda, Anna Bruce-Smith, Jacqueline King, Edward Rance and Rhys Williams have been appointed Directors, and Nicola Bruce has been promoted to Counsel. In the British Virgin Islands, Audrey Robertson has been appointed Partner, and Rachael Pape and Matthew Brown have been promoted to Counsel. In the Cayman Islands Cora Miller and Michael O’Connor have been appointed Partners, and Roisin Liddy-Murphy and Spencer Vickers have been promoted to Counsel. In Hong Kong, Angie Chu has been appointed Partner, and in Singapore Stacie Seetho has been promoted to Counsel.
“We are delighted to announce the promotion of these fourteen talented individuals and congratulate them on their success,” said Christian Luthi, Chairman. “Each of these lawyers has demonstrated expertise in their respective practice areas and shown commitment to delivering a very high level of service to our clients. Their diverse range of skills exemplifies the continued strength of Conyers’ global practice.”
Anna Bruce-Smith – Director
Anna’s practice covers all areas of private client and trust law, with particular focus on international and local trusts and estate planning arrangements. Her expertise includes advising on the establishment of international trust structures and private trust company structures, trust restructuring matters, providing advice to trustees about their duties and obligations, and advising on trust law interpretation.
Jacqueline King – Director
Jacqueline’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on insurance law and regulation. She specializes in the licensing and ongoing regulation of insurance companies and regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and direct listings, equity and debt financing and private placements.
Edward Rance – Director
Edward’s practice consists of a broad range of corporate and finance matters, including in and out of court insolvencies and restructurings. He has particular expertise in relation to the Bermuda banking sector. Edward also advises ultra-high net worth individuals on offshore holding structures.
Rhys Williams – Director
Rhys’s practice covers all areas of commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring. He also has significant experience advising on directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, minority prejudice claims, contentious and non-contentious trusts, and professional negligence claims.
Nicola Bruce – Counsel
Nicola handles a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters for international clients including private individuals, trustees, companies, charities and pension schemes. She advises on trust law, international regulation, charity law and commercial issues.
Audrey Robertson – Partner*
Audrey’s practice covers general corporate and commercial matters with particular focus on public offerings and joint ventures. She has particular expertise in financings involving aircraft, including aircraft acquisitions and dispositions, sale and leasebacks and pre-delivery payment and warehouse facilities. Audrey advises leading financial institutions, leasing companies, development agencies and companies.
Rachael Pape – Counsel*
Rachael has a broad corporate and finance practice with particular expertise in corporate finance and reorganisations, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations, mergers and acquisitions and investment funds, along with providing cross-border regulatory guidance. She advises a range of clients including corporations and leading international banks and financial institutions.
Matthew Brown – Counsel*
Matthew’s practice covers all contentious aspects of commercial, trusts and insolvency law. He has been involved in some of BVI’s leading cases in recent years, and has appeared in a number of cases in the BVI Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.
*Subject to BVI work permit approval
Cora Miller – Partner
Cora’s practice encompasses all areas of corporate and finance work, with particular focus on capital markets, IPOs, private equity, finance/banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, migrations and joint ventures. Cora has extensive experience advising public and private companies and financial institutions on the offshore aspects of their structures and transactions.
Michael O’Connor – Partner
Michael’s practice focuses on fund finance (encompassing subscription finance, NAV based facilities and hybrid facilities) and he routinely leads the Conyers team acting as Cayman counsel to lenders on some of the largest and most complex fund finance facilities in the North American market. Michael also advises on offshore fund formation, collateralized loan obligations and bespoke structured finance matters.
Róisín Liddy-Murphy – Counsel
Róisín’s practice covers all areas of commercial litigation and restructuring. She represents clients on complex multi-jurisdictional commercial and insolvency litigation proceedings and has extensive experience in appearing in Court as counsel on contentious and non-contentious matters. Her expertise includes advising and acting in insolvencies, restructuring proceedings, fraud and asset recovery claims, time sensitive regulatory investigations, and various complex cross-border commercial disputes.
Spencer Vickers – Counsel
Spencer’s practice covers a range of insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation matters, including cross-border disputes. He has represented multinational corporations, insolvency professionals and banks on a range of complex matters with specific experience in the financial services, insurance, energy and health industries. He has managed a number of complex litigation matters to trial and is an experienced advocate. Spencer appears frequently before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands as sole counsel and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands. He is adept at managing long-term complex litigation and finding efficient solutions to resolve disputes.
Angie Chu – Partner
Angie’s practice covers all aspects of corporate law with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive experience in takeover and privatisation and has been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions involving Bermuda and Cayman Islands companies listed on the Hong Kong, Singapore and US stock exchanges.
Stacie Seetho – Counsel
Stacie’s practice includes corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work, including initial public offerings in Singapore, involving Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands companies.