Legal 500 rankings confirm Conyers’ global bench strength
Conyers Dill & Pearman has been recognised as a leading international law firm by The Legal 500. The firm has maintained several top rankings across seven categories in the Caribbean directory for 2019.
Commenting on the firm’s results, Director and Chairman, Christian Luthi said:
“Our lawyers strive to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients on a daily basis and I am delighted to see so many of them recognised for their technical skills, industry knowledge and overall quality of performance. These rankings reflect the talent of our teams and confirm our position as a leading international law firm. ”
The Legal 500 rankings highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with legal private practice lawyers and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.
Recognised lawyers: 38
Conyers Dill & Pearman has significant experience advising on IPOs, securitisation and ship and aircraft financing. The firm is also highly regarded for its expertise in advising on M&A, insurance and corporate restructuring.
Bermuda’s litigation and restructuring practice ‘has excellent knowledge of the law in relation to all aspects of dispute resolution; its lawyers possess first-class judgment and a commitment to the interests of their clients’.
The insurance team acts for a large number of Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers, including Class 4 and Class E companies, as well as captive insurers and special purpose insurers.
The Private Client & Trust team is an ‘excellent’ practice and has ‘a number of talented practitioners’; the ‘thorough, experienced and responsive team’ has a long-established reputation for advising ultra-high-net-worth clients on family trust structures.
Conyers has a significant real estate practice. Attorneys advise on complex residential and commercial real estate deals. Clients range from domestic homeowners to international property developers.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Recognised lawyers: 14
Conyers BVI office saw a 75% increase in ranked lawyers this year.
Its BVI Corporate and Banking & Finance practices are highly rated for advising on offshore IPOs on all major exchanges as well as significant banking and finance deals.
The firm’s litigation practice in the BVI is frequently involved in international litigation work in the BVI, and has acted on many of the reported cases before both the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.
The BVI office has a large investment funds practice that provides specialist advice to clients on their day-to-day operations, from initial fund formation and structuring to the restructuring and winding up of funds.
The BVI private client team advises on family trust structures and ongoing administration matters, as well as on significant contentious trust disputes.
Recognised lawyers: 13
Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Banking & Finance practice has extensive experience in project financing, aviation finance, private placements and public offerings. The Corporate team is recommended for M&A, private equity portfolio transactions, venture capital deals and corporate reorganisations.
The litigation and restructuring team is highly rated for domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings, complex contract and commercial disputes, multi-party contentious trusts and estates matters, and a broad range of local litigation.
The team’s insurance-related work was also recognised. Conyers’ Cayman team has particular expertise in M&A, regulatory advice, cat bonds, insurance-structured products, and insurance litigation and insolvency work.
Conyers’ funds team was recognised for its work on structuring, formation and management of private equity funds. They represent a broad range of investment managers, and service providers including banks, custodians, trust companies and administrators.
The Private Client & Trust practice advises individuals, families, corporate clients and private trust companies, on the formation, management and maintenance of trust structures.