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Conyers Dill & Pearman’s pre-eminent offshore shipping practice advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius, 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

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GLOBAL PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Bermuda, our lawyers have advised on more IPOs for shipping and shipping-related companies than any other law firm; including the record breaking Team Tankers International transaction, which included a registration of 14 vessels (the most at one time in Bermuda) and listing on the Oslo Bors.
  • In Mauritius, our lawyers have advised on a variety of shipping-related transactions, notably financings and investment holding structures involving shipping assets (focusing on India and Asia).
  • In Cayman, we regularly advise on complex commercial shipping and superyacht transactions. One notable recent matter was the award-winning Alpha Bank securitization, recognised by Marine Money, in which Conyers acted not only as Cayman counsel but additionally advised as to the laws of Bermuda and the BVI.

LITIGATION

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.

David W.J. Astwood
Director, Head of Bermuda Shipping Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4937


Marcello Ausenda
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4954


Robert J.D. Briant
Partner, Head of BVI Corporate

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 852 1100


Beverly Cheung
Legal Manager

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9403
Mobile   +852 6469 3371


Guy Cooper
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4938


Gene A. DaCosta
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7765



Joanna Kee
Associate

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9526
Mobile   +852 6469 3387


Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


Linda Martin
Director, Head of London Office

London   +44(0)20 7562 0353


Ryan McConvey
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile   +852 6469 3369


Cora S. Miller
Counsel

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 346 1112


Cathryn Minors
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9584
Mobile   +852 6469 3358


Kathleen Moniz
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7883


Paul Nystrom
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7871


Sheba Raza
Counsel

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0346


Victor Richards
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4926


Audrey M. Robertson
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Matthew Stocker
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915


Sameer K. Tegally
Partner

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9908


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"[The Firm provides] specialised shipping advice."
- IFLR1000