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Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands

One of the world’s most successful offshore jurisdictions, the Cayman Islands leads the market in a number of financial sectors. It holds a dominant position in investment funds, with around 80% of the world’s offshore hedge funds registered in the jurisdiction, and its efficient and business-friendly reputation makes it an attractive base for cross-border financing structures, M&A and capital markets transactions. Cayman is also a centre of excellence for international insurance and the leading domicile for healthcare captives.

The sixth largest banking centre in the world, over 140 international banks hold assets totalling more than US$950 billion in the Cayman Islands, which is also recognised as a premier centre for trust administration and corporate services.

WHY CAYMAN?

  • Political and economic stability
  • Legal system based on English common law
  • Regulatory regime that provides for efficiency and flexibility
  • Tax-neutral
  • Well-established and experienced financial and legal services sector
  • Compliant with FATCA and an OECD ‘white-listed’ jurisdiction

CONYERS IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

When seeking expert legal advice on Cayman Islands law, you are looking for a solutions-driven approach, responsive service, and an understanding of your market and business sector.  Our lawyers work with clients from around the world, including Asia, Europe, North and South America and MENA, and are recognised for their expertise and commercial acumen.  We are well-placed to provide you with the full suite of legal and corporate services from the jurisdiction, no matter what your needs or where you are based.

CORPORATE

Cayman is the world’s leading domicile for investment funds and is regarded as an efficient and effective jurisdiction for insurance and reinsurance, private equity, banking, finance, capital markets and public company registrations. Conyers acts on behalf of many of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, asset management groups and high net worth individuals in relation to these and other matters.

  • INVESTMENT FUNDS

Our lawyers have extensive specialist expertise in hedge funds, private equity and venture capital transactions. We advise major investment houses, private equity firms, corporations and financial institutions throughout Europe, the Americas, MENA, Asia and the ASEAN regions. Our responsiveness helps clients navigate this complex and fast evolving arena and manage the specialised issues relating to private equity throughout our network of global offices.

  • CAPITAL MARKETS

Capital markets and structured finance feature prominently in our Cayman corporate practice. We have advised on some of the region’s largest deals and continue to be a frontrunner in the industry.

  • INSURANCE & REINSURANCE

Our team of highly respected insurance practitioners have extensive knowledge of the Cayman regulatory framework and provide clients with a range of services including advising on alternative risk transfer matters, including captives, catastrophe bonds and ILS, as well as insurance derivatives.

  • AVIATION & SHIPPING

Conyers has robust aviation and shipping practices. Cayman entities are often used in cross-border financing structures for the financing of commercial aircraft. Our lawyers are at the forefront of financing work in this space and have advised on various types of asset financing structures, capital markets transactions, securitizations and acquisition finance matters.

LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING

The litigation & restructuring team in our Cayman office is a recognised leader due to the reputation of our lawyers specialising in commercial litigation, trust litigation, asset tracing, shareholder disputes, insurance and insolvency & restructuring. Our lawyers have also been appointed to act as leading counsel, expert witnesses, arbitrators and mediators in many important cases before the courts.

PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST

Our private client and trust lawyers receive numerous instructions on trust matters concerning inheritance structuring, private investment arrangements and inter-generational asset transfers, both at the local and international level.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES

Conyers Client Services provides corporate administration, specialised company management services and trustee services to a large number of Cayman entities.

FOR MORE ABOUT OUR CAYMAN ISLANDS OFFICE CLICK HERE.

Erik Bodden
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754


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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374


Gene A. DaCosta
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765


Richard D. Fear
Partner

Cayman Islands   + 1 345 814 7759


Craig T. Fulton
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372


Ruth Hatt
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394


Ben Hobden
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7366


Fraser Hughes
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7391


Robert Lindley
Counsel, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360


Maree Martin
Counsel and Head of Knowledge Management - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781


Jordan McErlean
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 945 3901


Michael O’Connor
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7395


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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Matthew Stocker
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382


Spencer Vickers
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7757



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


12 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Trade Horizon Global Limited in connection with its issue of US$400 million Floating Rate Guaranteed Notes due 2021

06 Aug 2018
Conyers advises Cango Inc. in connection with its US$44 million IPO

02 Aug 2018
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$175 million 6.35% Senior Notes due 2020

27 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited in connection with its US$400 million 8.625% Senior Notes due 2020

26 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$400 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2021

18 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$200 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2021

13 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Prosperous Industrial (Holdings) Limited in connection with its HK$350 million IPO

10 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Ocean Line Port Development Limited in connection with HK$76 million IPO

04 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Anchorstone Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$120 million IPO

04 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Steve Leung Design Group Limited in connection with its HK$250.8 million IPO

26 Jun 2018
Conyers advises PagSeguro Digital Ltd. on its US$1.1 billion FPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange

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

19 Jun 2018
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$225 million 7.50% Senior Notes due 2021

15 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Republic Healthcare Limited in connection with its HK$78 million IPO

05 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$100 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2019

05 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$86 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020

29 May 2018
Conyers advises China 21st Century Education Group Limited in connection with HK$406.8 million IPO

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

26 May 2018
Conyers advises China Xinhua Education Group Limited in connection with its HK$1.476 million IPO

10 May 2018
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited in connection with its US$200 million 7.50% Senior Notes due 2021

07 May 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$150 million 8.375% Senior Notes due 2021

04 May 2018
Conyers advises Vision International Holdings Limited in connection with HK$56.25 million IPO

02 May 2018
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its SGD150 million 6.25% Senior Notes due 2020

02 May 2018
Conyers advises CAR Inc. in connection with its issue of CNY350 million 6.5% Senior Notes due 2021

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

23 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$300 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020

16 Apr 2018
Conyers advises MS Concept Limited in connection with its HK$67.5 million IPO

16 Apr 2018
Conyers advises i.century Holding Limited in connection with its HK$69.6 million IPO

04 Apr 2018
Conyers advises CAR Inc. in connection with its issue of CN¥400 million 6.5% senior notes due 2021

28 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Universe Printshop Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$51.75 million IPO

16 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$100 million 8.375% Senior Notes due 2021

16 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Tongda Hong Tai Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$87 million IPO

14 Mar 2018
Conyers advises B & S International Holdings Ltd. in connection with its HK$100 million IPO

05 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$300 million 6.5% Senior Notes due 2021

05 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Modern Land (China) Co., Limited on the issuance of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 7.95% Green Senior Notes due 2021

26 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Simplicity Holding Limited in connection with its HK$55 million IPO

23 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Polyfair Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$56 million IPO

14 Feb 2018
Conyers advises DCB Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

14 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$300 million 7.25% Senior Notes due 2019

13 Feb 2018
Conyers advises MECOM Power and Construction Limited in connection with its HK$375 million IPO

12 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd in connection with its issue of 8.50% Senior Notes due 2020

09 Feb 2018
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$4.1 billion IPO

08 Feb 2018
Conyers advises BOSC International Company Limited in connection with the issuance of US$300 million 3.8% guaranteed credit enhanced notes due 2019

05 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on first major Stellar Network token sale

02 Feb 2018
Conyers advises EDICO Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$55 million IPO

23 Jan 2018
Conyers advises PagSeguro Digital Ltd. on its US$2.3 billion IPO

22 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$118 million IPO

19 Jan 2018
Conyers advises IAG Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$65 million IPO

19 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Yingde Gases Investment Limited in connection with its issue of US$500 million 6.25% senior notes due 2023

18 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited in connection with its issue of US$200 million 7% senior notes due 2021

18 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited with its issue of US$250 million 8.125% senior secured notes due 2019

17 Jan 2018
Conyers advises JTF International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$52.5 million IPO

16 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited with its issue of US$50 million 8% senior notes due 2019

15 Jan 2018
Conyers advises C-MER Eye Care Holdings Ltd in connection with its HK$285.6 million IPO

15 Jan 2018
Conyers advises Mansion International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$70 million IPO

28 Dec 2017
Conyers advises IBO Technology Company Limited in connection with its HK$150 million IPO

20 Dec 2017
Conyers advises AK Medical Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$437.5 million IPO

19 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its CCBC HK$400 million term loan facility

15 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Digital Hollywood Interactive Limited in connection with its HK$315 million IPO

15 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in connection with its multi-tranche equity offering

11 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Solis Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$178.5 million IPO

07 Dec 2017
Conyers advises KWG Property Holding Limited in connection with its US$150 million 6.0% Senior Notes due 2022

28 Nov 2017
Conyers advises China Hongqiao Group Limited in connection with its issue of US$320 million 5.0% Convertible Bonds due 2022

27 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its ICBC HK$300 million term loan facility

23 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited in connection with its spin-off and Main Board listing

17 Nov 2017
Conyers advises on the “going-private” merger of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

17 Nov 2017
Conyers advises GT Steel Construction Group Limited in connection with its HK$64.8 million IPO

16 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Bortex Global Limited in connection with its HK$500 million IPO

16 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Indigo Star Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

15 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Sogou Inc. in connection with its US$585 million IPO

15 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited with its issue and listing of US$300 million 8.25% senior secured notes due 2018

14 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HSBC HK$1.17 billion term loan facility

13 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Vertical International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

10 Nov 2017
Conyers advises Kidsland International Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$31 million IPO

31 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited in connection with its HK$3 billion privatisation

27 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Takbo Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$69 million IPO

20 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Qudian Inc. in connection with its US$900 million IPO

19 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Ocean One Holding Ltd. in connection with its HK$85.4 million IPO

19 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Jiayuan International Group Limited with its issue of US$160 million 8.0% senior secured notes due 2018

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

16 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Satu Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$55 million IPO

16 Oct 2017
Conyers advises Furniweb Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$63 million IPO

16 Oct 2017
Conyers advises KML Technology Group Limited in connection with its HK$60 million IPO

13 Oct 2017
Conyers advises RMH Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$72 million IPO

27 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd in connection with its issue of US$235 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2020

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises KWG Property Holding Limited in connection with its US$250 million 5.20% Senior Notes due 2022

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Cool Link (Holdings) Limited in connection with HK$82.5 million IPO

15 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Linocraft Holdings Limited in connection with HK$80 million IPO

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

13 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$137 million 5.50% Senior Notes due 2018

12 Sep 2017
Conyers advises BHCC Holding Limited in connection with its HK$309.29 million IPO

21 Aug 2017
Conyers advises YY Inc. in connection with its US$462 million follow on ADS offering on the NASDAQ Global Select Market

14 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its US$200 million 5.125% Senior Notes due 2022

11 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Golden Faith Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$116.1 million IPO

27 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Tak Lee Machinery Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$110 million IPO

18 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited in connection with its US$200 million 6.0% Senior Notes due 2018

18 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Lapco Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$20.8 million IPO

18 Jul 2017
Conyers advises China Shenghai Food Holdings Company Limited in connection with its HK$210 million IPO

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$3.519 billion dual currency term loan facility agreement

17 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Omnibridge Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$67.5 million IPO

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