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For clients seeking a firm with a proven track record combined with strategic thinking, Conyers’ Bermuda office offers the best of both worlds: longevity and ingenuity.

Founded in 1928, Conyers was the first offshore law firm in Bermuda. Today, we remain at the forefront of developments in the jurisdiction, offering you unrivaled expertise in Bermuda’s laws and experience in all market sectors, including corporate, banking, finance, insurance, investment funds, aviation, shipping and private client & trust.  In the event of disputes, you can also benefit from access to the most respected litigation team on the island.

Our client base includes leading onshore firms and financial institutions, as well as several of the world’s FTSE and Fortune 100 companies throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and MENA.  Many have been with us for decades, because they value our advice and trust us to deliver the responsive, dependable and high-quality service that they need at every stage of the business life-cycle.

  • Only firm in Bermuda ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners for Corporate & Finance and Private Client & Trust practices
  • Highest number of Band 1 ranked lawyers of any firm in Bermuda
  • Insurance and Dispute Resolution practices also ranked Band 1

Local expertise, global team

Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions require professional advisers who can offer coordinated and timely service around the globe. Our Bermuda practice is supported by our offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, ensuring that you receive a high-level of efficient and seamless service wherever you are located.

Help for all stages of the business life-cycle

We value long-term partnerships with our clients and hope that you will turn to us whenever you need legal advice. If you are looking to establish or grow your business, our Corporate department can assist. If you want to restructure a trust to extend its duration or improve tax efficiencies, our Private Clients attorneys can help. And in case of disputes, our Litigation department is the acknowledged leader on the island. To meet your long-term needs, Conyers Client Services can provide you with a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist you. Please call or email any of the contacts listed below.

CORPORATE

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.

 

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



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



Dawn C. Griffiths
Director, Head of Bermuda Funds Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4970




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





Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962





Nicola Bruce
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4936




Davina Hargun
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5377






Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889






Naomi Pickard
Trade Marks Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4922



Frances Poulos
Head Professional Support Lawyer - Bermuda

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7953


Edward Rance
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7904



David Stubbs
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4915


Rhys Williams
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7832


Justine Blakesley
Head of Client Services

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5373


Jenny Farrer
Senior Manager, Corporate Services

Bermuda   +1 441 278 8035


Mark Gregory
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4997


Desirae Jones
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4957


Catharine Lymbery
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4980


Malcolm S. Mitchell
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4984


Shane Reynolds
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4916


Martin Richardson
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5394


Samira Saya
Senior Manager, Corporate Services

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7893


Marcia Spencer
Corporate Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7940


Freya Giffen
Head of Trust Services

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7931


Andrea Jackson
Deputy Head of Trust Services

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7957



Tandiwe Cann
Assistant Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5349


Leonora F. Carter
Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7820


Belinda F. Clarke
Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7870


Susan Trott
Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7984


Robert Tailford
Assistant Trust Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7894


Camille Goertzen
HEAD OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4994


Belinda Wright
Immigration Client Services Manager

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7810


Paul Naylor
Chief Operating Officer

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5382


Elizabeth Browne
Chief Financial Officer

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4973


Lisa Spencer-Arscott
Global Head of Human Resources

Bermuda   +1 441 295 1422


17 Dec 2018
Conyers advises LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on its US$2.6 billion acquisition of the Belmond Hotel Group

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

28 Sep 2018
Conyers advises Avolon on its US$214 million Secured Portfolio Facility

19 Sep 2018
Conyers advises CAL Funding III Limited on US$343.5 million notes offering

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

25 Jun 2018
Conyers advises Limestone Re Ltd on its US$278 million notes issuance

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Enstar Group Limited on the establishment and capitalization of KaylaRe Holdings Ltd.

15 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Labrador Aviation Finance Limited on US$928 million acquisition financing of 20 commercial passenger aircraft and related notes issuance

14 Dec 2016
Conyers advises Athene Holding Ltd on its US$1.1 billion IPO

21 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on US$135 million unsecured revolving credit facility

07 Nov 2016
Conyers advises AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on its US$550 million offering

02 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation on its US$5.4 billion restructuring

01 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Sirius International Group Ltd. on its issuance of US$400 million 4.6% Senior Notes

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd on its continuance to Bermuda

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Avance Gas Holding Ltd. on amendments to US$450 million and US$200 million facilities

27 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Myovant Sciences Ltd. on their US$218 million IPO

19 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Somerset Reinsurance Ltd. on its US$375 million common share capitalization

18 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Concordia Maritime on its sale of the IMOIIMAX tanker “STENA IMAGE” to Bazara Naviera SA

18 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Concordia Maritime on its sale of the Suezmax tanker “STENA SUPREME” to Violet Shipping SA

16 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Castlelake on its US$916 million aircraft securitization

21 Sep 2016
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises The Bank of N.T Butterfield & Son Limited on US$287.5 million initial public offering

06 Sep 2016
Conyers advises RKI Overseas Finance 2016 (B) Limited on the issuance of US$500 million 4.7% senior notes due 2021

27 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Tengizchevroil Finance Company International Ltd on its US$1 billion issuance of senior secured bonds

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