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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers are experienced in all types of offshore Mergers & Acquisitions work and are regularly involved from early structuring to successful closing. We advise on multi-billion dollar transactions that are often cross-border and involve technology, insurance, telecommunications, financial, pharma and oil and gas sectors.

Advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius our expertise spans those jurisdictions and our global network in Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. With an international approach we provide seamless service to our clients on all aspects of M&A work, including:

  • Amalgamations/mergers
  • Acquisitions (public and private)
  • Joint ventures
  • Takeovers
  • Continuations
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Tender offers
  • Squeeze-outs
  • Anti-takeover measures, such as shareholder rights plans
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Reorganisations & restructurings


  • Act in over 75% of major offshore mergers, acquisitions and takeovers for more than 10 years in Asia
  • Dubai practice continues to maintain a leadership position in M&A work in the region, having experienced triple digit growth in transaction value in recent years
  • Market leader in BVI for M&A work, having advised on the largest M&A transaction (the sale of TNK-BP) in the region
  • Bermuda continues to experience a rise in M&A activity within the insurance sector, our lawyers have been at the forefront of this high-profile work

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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4937

Charissa Ball

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

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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100

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

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7374

Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1118

Angie Chu

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9549
Mobile  +852 6469 3385

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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938

Gene A. DaCosta

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7765

Alan Dickson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7790

Richard D. Fear

Cayman Islands   + 1 345 814 7759

Eric Flaye

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1124

Foo Jien Huei

Singapore   +65 6603 0704

Craig T. Fulton

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7372

Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923

Anton Goldstein

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119

Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970

Marcus Hallan

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1110

Ruth Hatt

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7394

Joanna Kee

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9526
Mobile  +852 6469 3387

David Lamb

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9511
Mobile  +852 6469 3377

Wynne Lau

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9532

Felicity Lee

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9595
Mobile  +852 6469 3379

Paul Lim

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9551
Mobile  +852 6469 3368

Ashvan B. Luckraz

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9911

Sarah Lusher

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889

Linda Martin
Director, Head of London Office

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0353

Maree Martin
Counsel and Head of Knowledge Management - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781

Ryan McConvey

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9580
Mobile  +852 6469 3369

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

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925

Cora S. Miller

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7786

Michael O’Connor

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7395

Janice Oh

Singapore   +65 6603 0703

Rachael Pape

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114

Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707

Jason Piney

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4993

Edward Rance

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904

Audrey M. Robertson

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111

Kent Smith

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962

Derek Stenson

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392

Matthew Stocker

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7382

David Stubbs

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915

Sameer K. Tegally

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9908

Flora Wong

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9521
Mobile  +852 6469 3383

Rowan Wu
Legal Manager

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9554
Mobile  +852 6469 3386

Sonia Xavier


14 May 2018
Conyers advises Cinven on €2 billion sale of Ufinet Group

24 Apr 2018
Conyers advises on Vinci Airports acquisition of Airports Worldwide’s management portfolio

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

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

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

15 Nov 2017
Conyers advises FMC Corporation on DuPont Acquisition and Sale

07 Nov 2017
Conyers advises International Hotel Properties Limited on privatization, restructuring and delisting from JSE and LuxSE

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

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

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 Aug 2017
Conyers advises China Unicom (BVI) Limited in connection with US$11.25 billion Share Subscription

08 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Careem Inc. on securing investment and collaboration with China’s DiDi Chuxing

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

31 May 2017
Conyers advises PCCW Limited in connection with sale of Transvision Investments Limited to Hutchison 3G UK Limited

15 May 2017
Conyers advises Quala, Inc. on sale of Quala businesses

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.

31 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Bain Capital Private Equity on sale of Apple Leisure Group

13 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Trina Solar Limited on its US$1.1 billion privatization

23 Feb 2017
Conyers advises on Alabbar-led Adeptio joint venture with PIF, to acquire Kuwait’s Americana

09 Feb 2017
Conyers advises North West Company Inc. on US$32 million acquisition of 76% of Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd.

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

23 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Gold Fields in connection of its royalties acquisition by Maverix Metals

14 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Fiera Capital Corporation on its acquisition of Charlemagne Capital Limited

09 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Iluka Resources on GBP215 million takeover of Sierra Rutile

30 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Wyndham Hotel Group in connection with its acquisition of Latin America’s leading Fën Hotels

30 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Peak Sport Products Co., Limited in connection with its HK$2.4 billion privatisation by Xu’s Sport Company Limited

05 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Nirvana Asia Limited on privatization and delisting from HKSE

29 Sep 2016
Conyers advises TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited on privatization and delisting from HKSE

22 Aug 2016
Conyers advises the Special Committee on the proposed privatization of Sky-mobi Limited

22 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of 22MW of Solar Parks in the U.S.

15 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Mr Hongyi Zhou on the privatization of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.

11 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Shanda Investment Holdings Limited in connection with its proposed merger to Ku6 Media Co.

20 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Dongpeng Holdings Company Limited in connection with its US$190 million privatisation by Profit Strong Investments Limited and Max Glory Ltd.

17 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Bracell Limited in connection with its proposed privatisation

01 Jun 2016
Conyers advises eLong, Inc. in connection with its merger with China E-dragon Holdings Limited

31 May 2016
Conyers advises eLong, Inc. in connection with its merger with Tencent Holdings Limited

13 May 2016
Conyers advises Baihe Network Co. Ltd., in connection with’s US$250 million merger with LoveWorld Inc. and FutureWorld Inc.

05 May 2016
Conyers advises ENN Ecological Holdings Co., Ltd. in connection with its US$750 million acquisition of Santos Limited

08 Apr 2016
Conyers advises CB Medical Holdings Limited in connection with its US$817 million amalgamation with Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

05 Apr 2016
Conyers advises Stryker Corporation in connection with its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Physio-Control International

05 Apr 2016
Conyers advised Youku Tudou’s Special Committee in connection with non binding “Going Private” proposal from Alibaba Group

30 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Hudbay Minerals Inc. on US$500 million deal

15 Mar 2016
Conyers advises SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its Acquisition of Citi Fund Administration entities in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

03 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Freeport-McMoRan Inc. on its US$262.5 million merger with Lundin Mining Corporation

18 Feb 2016
Conyers advises Aircastle on its Joint Venture with IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.

22 Jan 2016
Conyers advises on completion of US$1.35 billion take private of UTi Worldwide

21 Jan 2016
Conyers advises ChipMOS Technologies Inc. in connection with its merger with ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) Ltd.

01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Global Emerging Markets (GEM) on US$100 million exchange of shares

27 Nov 2015
Conyers advises UMP Healthcare Holdings Limited in connection with HK$379 million IPO

19 Nov 2015
Conyers advises Shanda Games Limited in connection with its merger to Capitalcorp Ltd.

04 Sep 2015
Conyers advises Bank of China in connection with Bohai Leasing’s acquisition of Avolon Holdings, Ltd.

10 Aug 2015
Conyers advised Orient Hongtai Capital Management (Beijing) Co. Ltd., in connection with US$700 million merger

11 Jun 2015
Conyers advises AquaVenture Water Corporation on its US$55 million acquisition of Biwater (BVI) Ltd.

08 Apr 2015
Conyers advises on US$1 billion takeover of Bona Film Group

27 Mar 2013
Conyers advises ShangPharma Corporation on US$173 million privatisation

23 Aug 2012
Conyers advises Youku Inc. on US$1.1 billion merger with Tudou Holdings

14 Feb 2012
Conyers advises Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited on US$500 million privatisation

01 Feb 2012
Conyers advises Little Sheep Group Limited on HK$4,527 million transaction


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- Chambers Global