Conyers’ pre-eminent offshore shipping practice advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, from offices in those jurisdictions, as well as in the major financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

We are at the forefront of ship finance and shipping capital markets work throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the America’s, advising many shipowners and lenders in those markets on the cross-border aspects of their transactions. Globally, we have acted on the offshore legal aspects of several award-winning transactions, which continues to demonstrate the range and depth of our global team. Conyers also maintains excellent relationships with the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry in BVI and advises on all aspects of the registration process within each jurisdiction.

Our shipping practice includes advising on:

  • IPOs
  • Bond issuances
  • Notes offerings
  • Cross-border financings
  • Vessel purchases
  • Sales of private and commercial vessels
  • Structured financings
  • Securitizations


Our attorneys in each of the Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands offices have significant experience in various areas of maritime litigation, in particular ownership disputes and arrests.


Matthew Stocker

Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands

Robert J.D. Briant

Partner, Head of BVI Corporate Practice

British Virgin Islands

Alex Potts KC

Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring

Cayman Islands

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