IFLR1000 has published its 2018 rankings and Conyers has maintained a leading position across several practice categories and has experienced a 33% increase in the number of ranked lawyers.
Narinder Hargun, Director & Co-Chairman, Bermuda office, said, “We are delighted to receive these accolades. Our results demonstrate the depth of talent we have at the Firm and are testament to the client-first experience our teams provide every day”.
IFLR1000 cited the Firm’s work on a number of capital markets transactions, in particular Myovant Sciences’ US$218 million IPO, as well as its strengths in M&A, noting the involvement in the US$4.4 billion privatisation of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, which was the largest privatisation for a Hong Kong group. Conyers was also recognised for its work in insurance, aviation, shipping and investment funds.
“This year’s recognition further defines our position as a leading international law firm. We congratulate all of our practice groups and lawyers on this achievement”, added David Lamb, Partner & Co-Chairman, Hong Kong office.
Summary of Conyers’ 2018 rankings:
Bermuda: Conyers is focused on the insurance, aviation and shipping industries. The firm worked on several large M&A and securitisation deals in the aviation space, as well as M&A and capital markets deals in the insurance sectors. Conyers also acted on a number of notable pharmaceutical sector transactions, with one example being work on Myovant Sciences’ US$218 million IPO.
Recognised lawyers: 16
British Virgin Islands: A BVI market leader, Conyers boasts top-tier financial and corporate and investment funds practices. During the research period the corporate team represented a number of borrowers in connection with refinancing deals, and worked on mining sector transactions across multiple practice areas, including Freeport-McMoRan’s US$250 million purchase agreement with Lundin Mining.
Recognised lawyers: 4
Cayman Islands: In the Cayman Islands Conyers showed strength in the investment funds category with its work on several high-profile M&A and acquisition finance deals in the aviation, insurance and energy sectors during the research period. One headline deal the firm was involved in was EIG Global Partners’ US$1 billion acquisition of a stake in exploration and production company Chrysaor Holding.
Recognised lawyers: 4
Hong Kong: Conyers Dill & Pearman is a market leader among the offshore firms in Hong Kong. It completed 46 IPOs in 2016 and has around 65% share of the Hong Kong IPO market, while the Firm’s M&A practice was involved in over 75% of major offshore transactions in the past 10 years. Client feedback of Conyers’ funds practice stated, “Good response times; and it is thorough and comprehensive”.
Recognised lawyers: 5
Mauritius: In Mauritius, Conyers advises on corporate, banking and finance and investment funds law. Its project development work has included financing arrangements and capital markets transactions such as Agrifos’ exchange of its Senegalese Baobab project for a stake in ASX-listed Minemakers.
Recognised lawyers: 2
IFLR1000 is an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. It has been published for 20 years and bases its rankings and analysis on extensive independent research by a dedicated team of journalists.