Shipping transactions, whether you are an owner, charterer, logistics provider or lender, require technically perfect, flexible, commercial and practical advice to support your business goals.

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

We advise on the full range of complex ship finance and shipping capital markets work. Our focus is on the offshore legal side of shipping transactions throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Conyers 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 services include:

  • 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.


Marcello Ausenda

Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate Practice


Matthew Stocker

Partner, Head of Cayman Corporate Practice

Cayman Islands

Audrey M. Robertson


British Virgin Islands

Robert J.D. Briant

Partner, Head of BVI Corporate Practice

British Virgin Islands

Alan Dickson

Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office

Cayman Islands

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