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Insurance & Reinsurance

Conyers’ Insurance & Reinsurance practice continues to lead the way in providing offshore legal advice to many of the world’s top insurers. We advise on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Our lawyers are commercially focused and are experts in all aspects of insurance, reinsurance, captives, alternative risk transfer, catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities. We have contributed to drafting the legislation and regulations in each of our jurisdictions, which has greatly impacted the client experience in the sector as a whole and demonstrates Conyers’ unwavering level of knowledge, expertise and value-added services.

Formation and Structuring of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies

Bermuda Insurance & Reinsurance

In Bermuda, we are a market leader in the Insurance & Reinsurance sector, advising two-thirds of all Class 4 and Class E companies (the largest of the commercial insurers), as well as a substantial majority of all other classes of insurers, including captive and special purpose insurers.

We regularly advise on the structuring and licensing of general insurance companies, long-term insurance companies, special purpose insurers and composite companies.

Our lawyers are at the forefront of Bermuda’s Insurance-Linked Securities sector. In 2016, the ILS market in Bermuda reached an all-time high of US$26.8 billion. Continued growth in this area is fueled by the increasing global importance of ILS, both as a risk management tool and as a diversified asset class for investors.

Cayman Islands Captive Insurance

The Cayman Islands insurance sector continues to thrive. Globally, Cayman is the second largest domicile for captive insurance and the pre-eminent jurisdiction for businesses in the healthcare space.

Our practitioners have thorough knowledge of the Cayman regulatory framework and can advise clients on a range of services including structuring advice and licensing services for the establishment of insurance captives, insurance managers and insurance brokers.

Insurance-Linked Securities and Catastrophe Bonds

For Insurance-Linked Securities, our range of expertise and services includes:

  • Catastrophe Bonds
  • Alternatives Risk Transfer
  • Insurance securitizations and transformer structures
  • Insurance Derivatives
  • Collateralized reinsurance or retrocession vehicles

Litigation and Insolvency

Conyers’ Insurance & Reinsurance practice is complemented by an experienced team of litigators who have been involved in a number of high-profile insurance and reinsurance disputes, and who regularly advise insurance companies on their insolvency proceedings and restructurings.

Leading Counsel for Insurance Companies

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law for the insurance sector in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius. With offices in the major international financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore, we are able to provide timely, responsive and thorough legal services. We are also well equipped to service the Middle East North Africa market, with lawyers who have thorough expertise and understanding of the region.

Contact our Insurance Practice

Charissa Ball

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile   +852 6469 0270

Erik Bodden

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754

Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7374

Peter Ch'ng

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9593
Mobile   +852 6469 3378

Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1118

Graham B.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4965

Charles G.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Insurance Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4918

William Cooper

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5351

David J. Doyle

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4902

Richard D. Fear

CAYMAN ISLANDS   + 1 345 814 7759

Michael Frith

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7969

Vivien C.S. Fung

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9500
Mobile   +852 6469 3380

Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923

Sophia Greaves

BERMUDA   +1 441 294 5929

Ruth Hatt

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7394

Fraser Hughes

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7391

Jacqueline King

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5327

Sarah Lusher

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889

Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814

Maree Martin
Counsel and Head of Knowledge Management - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781

Cora S. Miller

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 346 1112

Chiara T. Nannini

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7859

Jennifer Panchaud

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4968

Paul Smith
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777

Kent Smith

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962

Derek Stenson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392

Sonia Xavier

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9900


"Their customer service and response time are second to none, and the depth of knowledge and bench strength is very strong."
- Chambers Global

Get in touch with us


Head of Bermuda Insurance Practice
Charles G.R. Collis
+1 441 299 4918 |  Email |  View Profile

British Virgin Islands

Head of BVI Office
Robert J.D Briant
+1 284 852 1100 |  Email |  View Profile

Cayman Islands

Head of Cayman Islands
Kevin C. Butler
+1 345 814 7374 |  Email |  View Profile


+230 404 9900 |  Email

Hong Kong

Head of Hong Kong Office
Christopher W.H. Bickley
+852 2842 9556 |  Email |  View Profile


Head of London Office
Linda Martin
+44(0)20 7562 0353 |  Email |  View Profile


Head of Singapore Office
Preetha Pillai
+65 6603 0707 |  Email |  View Profile