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Jurisdiction: Bermuda

There’s a reason that 75% of Fortune 100 companies have operations in Bermuda. The island offers all the benefits of an offshore jurisdiction – including business-friendly legislation and speed to market – along with an internationally recognised standing as a reputable financial centre.  These attributes make Bermuda an extremely attractive incorporation base for international businesses and high net worth individuals.

Known as the ‘world’s risk capital’, Bermuda is renowned as one of the world’s largest insurance, reinsurance and ILS domiciles. It is a major centre for investment funds, especially alternative funds, and one of the most active jurisdictions for cross-border capital markets transactions, including IPOs and asset-backed securitisations, especially in the aviation and shipping sectors. The island is also leading the way in the blockchain and ICO space, with a regulatory framework already in place.

WHY BERMUDA?

  • Business-friendly government
  • Sensible and effective regulatory environment allows operational flexibility
  • Stable, tax-neutral platform
  • Deep pool of intellectual capital and business support services
  • Sound legal and judicial systems based on English common law with final appeal to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • Well respected by the international community, having met or exceeded the standards of the G20, OECD and FATCA

 


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CONYERS IN BERMUDA

When choosing a legal service provider in Bermuda, you are looking for a proven track record, authoritative advice on the jurisdiction’s laws and a firm that understands the markets in which you do business. Founded in 1928, Conyers has the distinction of being the first offshore law firm in Bermuda, with a highly respected history. Over the years we have consistently remained at the forefront of developments in our market, working closely with the government on the drafting of many key pieces of commercial and trust legislation. We can offer you unrivalled experience and expertise as the premier international firm on the island.

CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

Conyers has long been the leading corporate practice in Bermuda. Our seasoned team of lawyers advise on insurance/reinsurance, capital markets, M&A, securitization, shipping and aircraft financing, investment funds and corporate restructuring transactions.

  • INSURANCE / REINSURANCE

Bermuda is among the largest insurance and reinsurance domiciles globally. For over 60 years, our insurance lawyers have acted for the majority of Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance companies. Today, we advise two-thirds of the world’s largest commercial insurers on matters including alternative risk transfer, catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities, as well as transformation transactions using special purpose vehicles.

  • CAPITAL MARKETS

Our professionals advise more than half of the Bermuda companies listed on the NYSE and Nasdaq. With particular strength in IPOs and securitization matters, we lead the way on some of the region’s most highlighted transactions.

  • SHIPPING & AVIATION

Since its establishment in 1931, Bermuda’s Register of Aircraft has been used by multi-national companies and high net worth individuals from around the world. Our aviation team has worked on the industry’s largest securitisations, debt financings and private placements. The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority is a highly regarded part of the offshore shipping industry. Conyers has built a leading practice in ship finance and shipping capital markets, advising ship owners and lenders on financing, IPOs and bond issuances in the region, having developed opportunities in Norway and other markets.

LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING

Conyers’ Bermuda office has a prominent litigation and restructuring practice with an excellent reputation in the fields of arbitration and contentious trust litigation. Our litigators have appeared in many leading decisions before the courts as well as on behalf of clients in global, multi-billion dollar disputes.

PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST

With renowned private client and trust lawyers, we specialise in both contentious and non-contentious work. Focusing on the creation and reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures, we work to preserve client capital and to establish succession planning of ownership structures for family businesses.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES

Conyers Client Services provides corporate administration, trust and specialised company management services to our Bermuda clients.

FOR MORE ABOUT OUR BERMUDA OFFICE CLICK HERE.

Ben Adamson
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7824



Alec R. Anderson
Director, Global Head of Private Client & Trust

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4945


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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4937





Justine Blakesley
Head of Client Services

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5373


Nicola Bruce
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4936



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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4918


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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4965



Guy Cooper
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938









Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923


Camille Goertzen
HEAD OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4994



Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970


Davina Hargun
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5377








Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814




Julie E. McLean
Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925









Jason Piney
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993


Edward Rance
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904




Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962


David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915


Robert Tailford
Assistant Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7894



Rhys Williams
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7832



Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile  +852 6469 0270


Christopher W.H. Bickley
Partner, Head of Hong Kong Office

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9556
Mobile  +852 6469 3356




Beverly Cheung
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9403
Mobile  +852 6469 3371



Angie Chu
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385



Alan Dickson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790



Foo Jien Huei
Associate

Singapore   +65 6603 0704




Norman Hau
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9548
Mobile  +852 6469 3363


Joanna Kee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387


Hollia Lam
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9402
Mobile  +852 6469 3376


David Lamb
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377


Wynne Lau
Counsel

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532


Felicity Lee
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379


Rita Leung
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9522
Mobile  +852 6469 0274


Paul Lim
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile  +852 6469 3368


Anna Lin
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9591
Mobile  +852 6469 3381


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




Janice Oh
Director

Singapore   +65 6603 0703



Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707




Emily So
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9519
Mobile  +852 6469 3384




Flora Wong
Partner

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile  +852 6469 3383



Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile  +852 6469 3386


01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Urovant Sciences Ltd. on its US$140 million initial public offering

01 Oct 2018
Conyers advises Stolt-Nielsen on US$182 million LNG joint venture with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG

16 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Beijing Properties (Holdings) Limited on the issue of US$250 million 9.00% bonds due 2020 by its subsidiary

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Tangency Capital Ltd. on launch of a new “Class B Exempt Fund”

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on the increase of its Revolving Credit Facility to US$800 million

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on a preference share and warrant issuance to an affiliate of Akastor ASA

31 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on its US$175 million private placement

28 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in connection with its public offering of up to US$135 million

26 Jun 2018
Conyers advises START Ltd and START Holding Ltd on a US$700 million asset backed securitisation

29 May 2018
Conyers advises Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd on its US$152.6 million IPO

18 May 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on its Secondary Offering of Common Shares by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

18 May 2018
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with the issue of HK$780 million 6.0% bonds due 2019

15 May 2018
Conyers advises MAPS 2018-1 Limited in respect of Merx Aviation’s US$506.5 million inaugural aviation asset backed securitisation

15 May 2018
Conyers advises Southwest Securities International Securities Limited in connection with its issue of US$150 million 6.75% bonds due 2019

30 Apr 2018
Conyers advises on Interserve’s refinancing arrangement with its lenders and bond providers

28 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Aircastle on admission of US$1.28 billion Senior Notes to Bermuda Stock Exchange

05 Mar 2018
Conyers advises AXA in connection with its US$15.3 billion agreement to acquire XL Group

02 Mar 2018
Conyers advises CAI International Inc. on its US$332 million offering of asset-backed notes

01 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Avolon in connection with its US$500 million Senior Notes Offerings

21 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Wafra on the $700 million establishment of a new joint venture, Capital Constellation

04 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on the licensing of Munich Re of Bermuda, Ltd.

02 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Hudson Ltd. on its $748.9 Million IPO

23 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Nabors Industries Ltd. on its US$800 million notes offering

04 Jan 2018
Conyers Advises Liberty Latin America on its Split-Off, US Listing and Launch

29 Dec 2017
Conyers advises SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd on its merger with Galena Biopharma, Inc.

22 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Langhorne Group on its formation and group structuring including Langhorne Re and its US$780 million private placement

20 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Global Logistics Properties on its US$2.8 billion Gazeley acquisition from Brookfield Asset Management and US$1.2 billion acquisition financing

18 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1.5 Billion bond offering of 9.0% senior notes due 2025

12 Dec 2017
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the issuance of €600 million 1.0% guaranteed bonds due 2024

08 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings Limited. on a US$2 billion global aircraft financing platform

06 Dec 2017
Conyers advises AXIS Specialty Finance PLC on the issuance of US$350 million 4.0% Senior Notes due 2027

05 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Aurum Fund Management Ltd. on its launch of a new “Class A Exempt Fund”

01 Dec 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million 4% senior notes offering

30 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Binhai Investment Company Limited in connection with the issuance of US$300 million 4.45% bonds due 2020

14 Nov 2017
Conyers advises BW Offshore Limited on a US$275 million equity investment in BW Catcher Limited by ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

03 Nov 2017
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the further issue of guaranteed perpetual capital securities by Phoenix Lead Limited

01 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Wings Capital Partners LLC on its US$480 million asset-backed securitisation

31 Oct 2017
Conyers advises on the first Cryptocurrency launch in Bermuda

26 Oct 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk on an acquisition agreement with entities affiliated with CarVal Investors

18 Oct 2017
Conyers advises C&N Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$72 million IPO

17 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on its US$1 Billion bond offering of 5.5% senior notes due 2025

12 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Jazz Investments on Listing of Senior Notes on Bermuda Stock Exchange

12 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Jazz Investments on further listing of Notes on Bermuda Stock Exchange

29 Sep 2017
Conyers advises OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. in connection with the US$1.7 billion acquisition of OneBeacon by Intact Financial Corporation

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advised Sirius International Group Ltd. on its Swedish Krona (“SEK”) 2.75 billion (approximately US$340 million) Floating Rate Callable Subordinated Note offering

14 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Avolon on its US$3 billion and US$1.25 billion Senior Notes Offerings

13 Sep 2017
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$250 million 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022

12 Sep 2017
Conyers is advising Seadrill Limited on its restructuring plan to be implemented with prearranged chapter 11 cases

23 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Jazz Investments I Limited on US$500 million note issue

23 Aug 2017
Conyers advises CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited in connection with the issue of guaranteed perpetual capital securities by Phoenix Lead Limited

22 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Sky Aviation on its US$780.8 million aircraft securitization

21 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Kosmos on its Admission to Trading on the London Stock Exchange

11 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Essent Group Ltd. in connection with a public offering of five million common shares

08 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Roivant Sciences Ltd. in connection with a US$1.1 billion equity investment led by the SoftBank Vision Fund

02 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited (JIN:NO) on a new share issuance

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises China Power New Energy Development Company Limited in relation to the redomicile of the holding company of the Group from Bermuda to Hong Kong

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$300 million accelerated share repurchase with RBC Capital Markets, LLC

13 Jul 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit on its US$300 million notes offering

07 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Castlelake, L.P. on the funding of its US$785.5 million asset-backed loan

28 Jun 2017
Conyers advises Textainer Marine Containers V Limited on their issuance of US$500 million of Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes

23 Jun 2017
Conyers advises GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited in connection with its tap offering of US$100 million 5% Bonds due 2020

23 Jun 2017
Conyers advises RKI Overseas Finance 2017 (A) Limited on the issuance of US$300 million 7% senior guaranteed perpetual capital securities

13 Jun 2017
Conyers advises Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. on its launch of a new Class A Exempt Fund

13 Jun 2017
Conyers advises the Allan Gray Group of companies on the formation and approval of Allan Gray Frontier Markets Equity Fund Limited

25 May 2017
Conyers advises Digicel Group Limited on its US$1.35 billion three-tranche syndicated loan facility to its subsidiary, Digicel International Finance Limited

03 May 2017
Conyers advises on C C Land Holdings Purchase of The Leadenhall Building

02 May 2017
Conyers advises Oaktown Re Ltd. on its first securitization of mortgage insurance portfolio risks

02 May 2017
Conyers advises Integrity Re Ltd. on the launch of its US$210 million Note Program

27 Apr 2017
Conyers advises Endo International plc on its US$300 million private notes offering and refinancing of existing credit facilities

14 Apr 2017
Conyers advises Pelican IV Re Ltd. on the launch of its US$100 million Note Program

04 Apr 2017
Conyers advises on Avolon’s US$10.38 billion acquisition of CIT Aerospace

03 Apr 2017
Conyers advises WISeKey International Holding Ltd on its acquisition of QV Holdings Ltd.

30 Mar 2017
Conyers advised Sanders Re Ltd. on its US$375 million notes issuance

28 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GoodBulk Ltd. on its US$100 million private placement of new shares

22 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GasLog Ltd. on its US$250 million senior notes offering

20 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on US$500 million Senior Notes Offering

15 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Aecon Group Inc. on its commercial agreement and financing of the redevelopment of the L. F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda

10 Mar 2017
Conyers advises GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited in connection with its US$400 million 5% Bonds due 2020

09 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited in connection with its guarantee of US$570 million 4.75% notes due 2022

08 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Beijing Properties (Holdings) Limited in connection with its guarantee of US$300 million 4.375% bonds due 2020

08 Mar 2017
Conyers advises General Electric on US$3.4 billion sale of water business

28 Feb 2017
Conyers advises The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited on its US$349 million secondary offering

17 Feb 2017
Conyers advises Road King Infrastructure Limited in connection with its issuance of US$300 million 7.95% senior guaranteed perpetual capital securities

16 Feb 2017
Conyers advises Elix Aviation on its US$441 million aircraft securitization

14 Feb 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$200 million accelerated share repurchase with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

09 Feb 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million 4.75% senior notes offering

31 Jan 2017
Conyers advises on series of high-yield debt offerings by Smurfit Kappa Group plc

27 Jan 2017
Conyers advises GasLog Partners LP on its offering of common units

26 Jan 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million credit agreement

19 Jan 2017
Conyers advises S E A Holdings Limited in connection with New Rose Investment Limited’s US$200 million 4.5% guaranteed Senior Notes due 2020

18 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on a US$199.5 million secondary offering of its shares

18 Jan 2017
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its tender offer for outstanding bonds

10 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Red Kite on US$250 million Senior Debt Facility to Continental Gold Inc.

06 Jan 2017
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its subsequent US$100 million credit facility

05 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Elliott Management Corporation on their acquisition of Aeolus Capital Management Ltd.

03 Jan 2017
Conyers advises Arch Capital Group Ltd. on its acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) from American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

30 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd. on its US$140 million notes issuance

20 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd. on their US$250 million silver stream agreement with Milpo UK Limited

20 Dec 2016
Conyers advises First Pacific Company Limited in connection with its US$200 million credit facility

19 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Aircastle on its Ten A319 Aircraft Purchase and Leaseback Program with easyJet

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