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As a business or individual seeking to take advantage of the BVI’s jurisdictional benefits, you will need to work with a law firm who offers local expertise combined with multinational experience. Conyers was the first international firm in the British Virgin Islands, with our office established in 1996, and we have been at the heart of the jurisdiction’s development into an International Financial Centre. As an acknowledged market leader, we are well placed to provide you with all the legal advice and services you need in the BVI.

Our finance, banking and investment fund practice is substantial and as a client you will benefit from our long-standing relationships with leading financial institutions, investment managers and private equity houses, as well as with Government and regulators.

Should you require assistance with litigation, restructuring or insolvency, the expertise of our lawyers in these areas is unmatched in the BVI. Our litigation team has been instructed on many of the most high profile commercial disputes in the region, in addition to several landmark cases.

Our Private Client & Trust team are specialists in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious trust matters, advising companies, high net worth individuals and family offices. If you are establishing a company, fund or trust, Conyers Client Services can provide you with a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services to meet your long-term needs.

  • Advised on both the largest M&A transaction and the largest IPO in BVI to date
  • Advise the largest BVI hedge funds as well as start-up asset managers

Global network, local knowledge

Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions require professional advisers who can offer coordinated and timely service around the globe. Our BVI 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.

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

CORPORATE

Conyers BVI corporate practice is the market leader, particularly in offshore mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, having advised on both the largest M&A transaction and the largest IPO in the jurisdiction to date.  We regularly advise on finance matters involving either BVI borrowers or guarantors, providing timely and cost effective assistance to allow parties to close transactions as anticipated. We advise the largest BVI hedge funds as well as start-up managers, delivering the relevant advice for the nature of the fund. We were instrumental in the establishment of the regulations permitting incubator funds and approved friends and family funds.

LITIGATION & RESTRUCTURING

Our litigation team is the most experienced of any firm in the BVI. We are frequently involved in leading international litigation work and have acted on many of the reported cases both before the Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Conyers’ exemplary reputation in the jurisdiction has led to a distinguished track record of advising on high profile disputes. These have included acting in the largest asset tracing litigation from and by Commonwealth of Independent States, through to the largest and most complex receiverships involving the People’s Republic of China.

PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUST

Our BVI private client and trust practice specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work, including establishment of trust structures for tax and estate planning purposes, restructuring trusts with or without court assistance, and advising on trustee powers and duties, cross-border succession, and testate and intestate issues for BVI situated assets.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES

Conyers Client Services provides a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services to meet all your ongoing business needs in the BVI.

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

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1100


Richard G. Evans
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1115


Mark J. Forte
Partner, Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 346 1113


Anton Goldstein
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1119


Jerry D. Samuel
Partner

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1116


Tameka Davis
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1120


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

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7360


Audrey M. Robertson
Counsel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1111


Matthew Brown
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1121


Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1118


Eric Flaye
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1124


Marcus Hallan
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1110


Alecia Johns
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1117


Allana-J Joseph
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1125


Rachael Pape
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1114


Lauren Peaty
Associate

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1123


Adam Holdt
Corporate Manager

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1142


Andrew Swapp
Corporate Manager

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1141


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

14 Jul 2018
Conyers advises Hudbay Minerals Inc. on US$550 million deal

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

27 Apr 2018
Conyers advises Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd. on US$190 million deal

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

15 Feb 2018
Conyers advises on Romanian IPO of Moldovan wine maker

12 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Sherritt International Corporation on a complex restructuring of Ambatovy Joint Venture

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

06 Oct 2017
Conyers advises EZCORP, Inc. on its US$53 million acquisition of 112 pawn stores in Latin America

22 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Despegar on US$2 billion IPO

02 Aug 2017
Conyers advises Premier Oil on US$3.8 billion restructuring

28 Jun 2017
Conyers advises Kinross on US$500 million senior note issuance

17 May 2017
Conyers advises J.P. Morgan Securities and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) in connection with EU€340 million notes issue

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

30 Apr 2017
Conyers advises on EURO160 million credit facility

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

31 Mar 2017
Conyers advises on US$150 million credit facility

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

16 Feb 2017
Conyers advises syndicate of banks led by Credit Suisse AG in connection with Canacol Energy Ltd.’s US$265 million senior secured term loan

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

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

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

30 Nov 2016
Conyers advises major Russian Telecom company in connection with its issuance of US$750 million 8.625% loan participation notes

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

08 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Central China Real Estate Limited on issuance of US$200 million 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021

03 Nov 2016
Conyers advises Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company Limited on its issuance of US$100 million 8.25% Senior Notes due 2019

02 Nov 2016
Conyers advises GDS Holdings Limited in connection with its US$192.5 million IPO

31 Oct 2016
Conyers advises JNBY Design Limited in connection with its HK$800 million IPO

16 Oct 2016
Conyers advises AquaVenture on their US$134.6 million IPO

05 Oct 2016
Conyers advises NWD Finance (BVI) Limited in connection with its US$1.2 billion 5.75% Senior Perpetual Capital Securities

04 Oct 2016
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited in connection with its US$400 million 7.375% Senior Notes due 2021

21 Sep 2016
Conyers advises Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited on HKD$752.5 million IPO

13 Sep 2016
Conyers advises Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. on the further issuance of US$100 million 6.2% guaranteed bonds due 2019

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

14 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Xiangyu Investment (BVI) Co., Ltd. on the issuance of US$300 million 4.75% guaranteed bonds due 2019

28 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Hanrui Overseas Investment Co., Ltd. on issue of US$300 million 4.90% guaranteed bonds due 2019

03 Jun 2016
Conyers advises 361 Degrees International Limited and certain BVI subsidiaries on issuance of US$400 million 7.25% senior notes due 2021

26 May 2016
Conyers advises Agile Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Agile Property Holdings Limited) in connection with its HK$6.7 billion bank financing

26 May 2016
Conyers advises LTC GB Limited on issuance of US$400 million 2.75% bonds due 2021

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

04 May 2016
Conyers advises on Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited’s RMB600 million notes issuance

25 Apr 2016
Conyers advises China Aoyuan Property Group Limited on issuance of US$250 million 6.525% Senior Notes due 2019

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

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

26 Feb 2016
Conyers advises on Gold Fields Australasia (BVI) Limited US$1 Billion Tender Offer

26 Jan 2016
Case Comment: Olive Group Welcome Clarification on Dissent Procedure under BVI Law

22 Jan 2016
Case Comment: Olive Group – Welcome Clarification on Dissent Procedure under BVI Law

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

18 Jan 2016
Conyers advises Mercuria on ChemChina Investment

15 Jan 2016
Conyers advises Hsin Chong Construction Group Ltd. on issuance of US$150 million 8.5% senior notes due 2019

11 Jan 2016
Conyers advises Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. on issuance of US$200 million 6.2% guaranteed bonds due 2019

10 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Sundart Holdings Limited on HKD$725 million IPO

01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited, in connection with US$250 million IPO

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

13 Nov 2015
Conyers advises Zhong Ao Home Group in connection with HK$421 million IPO

01 Nov 2015
Conyers advises Chagala Group Limited’s GDR Delisting and Listing of Company Shares

13 Oct 2015
Conyers advises DSV on its proposed US$1.35 billion take private of UTi Worldwide

24 Sep 2015
Conyers advises AVIC International Finance Limited on issuance of US$50 million 5.45% bonds

24 Sep 2015
Conyers advises AVIC International Finance Limited on issuance of US$50 million 3.3% bonds

16 Sep 2015
Conyers advises EBRD on US$100 million financing of ore-processing plant in Kazakhstan

14 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Full Alliance International Limited on the US$339 million privatization of Yongye International, Inc.

11 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Harmonicare Medical Holdings Limited on HK$1.59 billion IPO

24 Jun 2015
Conyers advises AAG Energy Holdings Limited on HK$2.28 billon IPO

23 Jun 2015
Conyers advises AVIC International Finance Limited US$150 million bonds

23 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Agile Property Holdings Limited on issuance of US$500 million senior notes

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

10 Jun 2015
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Export Development Canada on a US$250+ million purchase and lease of four dual-class Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

10 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Landsea Green Properties Co., Ltd. on issuance of US$100 million 9.5% senior guaranteed notes due 2018

10 Jun 2015
Conyers advises Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited on issuance of US$200 million 11.50% senior notes dues 2018

27 May 2015
Conyers advises Hsin Chong Construction Group Ltd. on initial issue of US$250 million and subsequent US$50 million 8.75% senior notes due 2018

15 Apr 2015
Conyers advises Cerberus on its acquisiton of Clyde Shopping Centre

11 Mar 2015
Conyers advises the purchaser, noteholder and security agent in connection with United Oils Limited’s $48 million note financing

18 Feb 2015
Conyers advises Odella Leather Holdings Limited on its HK$55 million listing

17 Feb 2015
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd on issue of US$100 million 12.75% Senior Notes due 2017

13 Feb 2015
Conyers advises CAR Inc. on its US$500 million Senior Notes offering

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. on HK$1.1 billion IPO

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises Autohome Inc. on its follow-on offering

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises Sunac China Holdings Limited on its US$400 million Senior Notes offering

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises China Hongqiao Group Limited on its US$300 million Senior Notes offering

06 Jan 2015
Conyers advises GFI Software on the sale of its TeamViewer business segment to Permira

06 Jan 2015
Conyers advises on the restructuring of GFI Software group of companies

09 Dec 2014
Conyers advises Dong Fang Container Finance II (SPV) Limited on US$159 million Notes Offering

07 Nov 2014
Conyers advises Alpha Bank on a US$500+ million securitization of shipping loans

06 Nov 2014
Conyers advises Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on US$21 million share in Tsit Wing International Holdings

29 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Foster Wheeler on Closing of Acquisition of MDM Engineering Group Limited

21 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd on issue of US$115 million 12.75% Senior Notes due 2017

20 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Landsea Green Properties Co., Ltd. on the issue of US$100 million 9.56% Senior Secured Guaranteed Notes due 2017

16 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Shine Power International Limited and Beijing Enterprises Group (BVI) Company Limited on the issue of HK$4,312,000,000 zero coupon guaranteed exchangeable bonds

16 Oct 2014
Conyers advises Charter Style International Limited and Beijing Enterprises Group (BVI) Company Limited on the issue of CNY2,030,000,000 5.80% guaranteed bonds due 2024

30 Sep 2014
Conyers advises Yingde Gases Group Company Limited on the issue of US$250 million 7.25% Senior Notes due 2020

17 Sep 2014
Conyers advises Ziraat Bank on new financing of US$1.65 billion

25 Aug 2014
Conyers advises Petro-Victory Energy Corp. on IPO

18 Aug 2014
Conyers advises Century Sage Scientific Holdings Limited on IPO

18 Aug 2014
Conyers advises Colour Life Services Group Co., Limited on HK$1,150,000,000 IPO

15 Aug 2014
Conyers advises Hengxing Gold Holding Company Limited on HK$462,500,000 IPO

01 Aug 2014
Conyers advises China Hongqiao Group Limited on the issue of US$400 million 7.625% Senior Notes due 2017

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"They understood the urgency and demanding nature of the deals that we were working on - they were very responsive and commercial, and worked with us to make it happen."
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