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Conyers Promotes Ten Lawyers across Firm

Conyers is pleased to announce the promotion of ten 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 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 ten 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.”

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Bermuda

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.

 

BVI

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

 

Hong Kong

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.

 

Singapore

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.

 


Anna Bruce-Smith
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7830


Jacqueline King
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5327


Edward Rance
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904


Rhys Williams
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7832


Nicola Bruce
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4936


Audrey M. Robertson
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Rachael Pape
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114


Matthew Brown
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121


Angie Chu
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385


Stacie Seetho
Counsel

Singapore   +65 6603 0706


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