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Conyers Receives Band 1 Recognition by Chambers & Partners

February 2019

Conyers Dill & Pearman has received top-tier rankings in a number of categories in the Chambers Global 2019 legal directory, including Band 1 for Offshore Global-wide.

Christian Luthi, Director and Chairman, said: “We are delighted once again to receive such excellent rankings, collectively as a firm, for our practice areas and for individual lawyers. These results highlight Conyers’ position as a leading international law firm and are testament to the quality of service and level of expertise we provide to our clients worldwide.”

Chambers comments that Conyers “continues to be noted as an outstanding choice for transactional and contentious matters” and is “regularly mandated on high-value IPOs and debt capital markets issuances, as well as being applauded for its understanding of Bermudian regulatory insurance issues”. Clients said: “Conyers’ key strength is their reliability and consistent quality of delivery.”

In Bermuda the firm is recognised as “the dominant player in the market” and clients said: “Across Cayman and BVI law, they are excellent at providing pragmatic, technical advice.” Chambers adds: “Clients additionally value the firm’s well-established Hong Kong team, which has an especially strong track record for capital markets matters.”

2018 remained an active year for the firm globally. We advised on several major deals and high-profile cases, including:

  • Advising Liberty Latin America on its split-off from Liberty Global plc, US listing and launch
  • Advising Seadrill on its successful restructuring, which saw the company emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Advising AXA SA on its acquisition of XL Group for US$15.3 billion
  • Advising PagSeguro Digital Ltd. on its US$2.3 billion IPO

Chambers & Partners has been ranking lawyers since 1990. Now covering 185 jurisdictions, Chambers features the largest research department of any such publication with over 170 full-time staff who review countless submissions and conduct in-depth phone interviews with lawyers and clients around the world.

Summary of firm-wide rankings for 2019:

Band 1

  • Offshore Global-Wide
  • Bermuda Corporate & Finance
  • Bermuda Dispute Resolution
  • Bermuda Insurance
  • BVI Corporate & Finance
  • BVI Dispute Resolution
  • International Private Client: Offshore Firms
  • Graham Collis (Bermuda, Corporate & Finance)
  • David Cooke (Bermuda, Corporate & Finance)
  • Marcello Ausenda (Bermuda, Corporate & Finance)
  • Charles Collis (Bermuda, Insurance)
  • Robert Briant (BVI, Corporate & Finance)
  • Anton Goldstein (BVI, Corporate & Finance)
  • Mark Forte (BVI, Dispute Resolution)
  • Richard Evans (BVI, Dispute Resolution)
  • Alec Anderson (Global, International Private Client)
  • David Lamb (Asia-Pacific Region, Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds)
  • Nigel Meeson QC (Asia-Pacific Region, Dispute Resolution)

Other ranked lawyers:

Bermuda

  • Ben Adamson
  • Jeffrey Elkinson
  • Michael Frith
  • Christopher Garrod
  • Christian Luthi
  • Craig MacIntyre
  • Peter Pearman
  • Jason Piney

BVI

  • Audrey Robertson

Cayman Islands

  • Kevin Butler
  • Richard Fear
  • Craig Fulton
  • Ben Hobden
  • Paul Smith
  • Matthew Stocker

London

  • Linda Martin (Foreign expert for Cayman Islands)
  • Sheba Raza (Foreign expert for Bermuda)

Hong Kong

  • Christopher Bickley
  • Richard Hall

 

Accolades
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"They understood the urgency and demanding nature of the deals that we were working on - they were very responsive and commercial, and worked with us to make it happen."
- Chambers Global