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David W.P. Cooke

Director

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David W.P. Cooke

      

David Cooke is a Director and the former Head of the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. David joined Conyers in 1994.

David is involved in many areas of corporate and commercial law and has particular expertise in securities work, asset financing and mergers and acquisitions. David advises a number of Bermuda incorporated public companies as well as both borrowers and lenders in a wide range of financings and restructurings. David also advises on partnerships and other commercial structures.

Internationally recognised as a leading lawyer, David has been recommended in a number of legal directories including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised Bermuda company, Seadrill Limited and affiliates in connection with the group’s comprehensive restructuring plan seeking to raise US$1.06 billion of new capital.
  • Acted as Bermuda counsel to Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc. and wholly owned subsidiary of Aecon Group Inc. in connection with the commercial agreement and financing of the redevelopment of the L. F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda.
  • Acted as special Bermuda counsel to The Bank of N.T Butterfield & Son Limited in connection with its US$287.5 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and subsequent US$349 million secondary offering.
  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Sagior Financial, one of the largest financial services groups in the Caribbean, on the move of its holding company to Bermuda from Barbados.
  • Advised leading oil exploration and servicing company Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) in the announced merger of its completion and production services unit with oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES), for which Nabors received nearly $940 million in cash and shares representing approximately 53% of the resulting Bermuda public company.
  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, in connection with Seagate Technology plc’s (NASDAQ: STX) US$374 million acquisition of Xyratex.
  • Advised Global Container Assets 2013 Limited (“GCA”) in connection with the issuance by GCA, of approximately US$250 million Fixed Rate secured Container Equipment Notes to BNP Paribas Securities Corp., as initial purchaser.

Education

  • Cambridge University, LLM
  • University of Kent, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda Bar, 1989
  • Bar of England & Wales, 1987 (not currently practising)

29 Nov 2017
Bermuda Public Companies Update - November 2017

19 Sep 2017
Bermuda Securitisations Bulletin

23 May 2017
Bermuda Public Companies Update – May 2017

11 Apr 2017
Norway Practice Bulletin - 2017

28 Mar 2017
Congratulations to our Corporate, Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Private Client & Trust teams on their Chambers & Partners Recognition

31 Jan 2017
Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2016 Year in Review

06 Dec 2016
Bermuda LLCs: a new entity in a familiar form - The Lawyer

23 Nov 2016
Bermuda LLCs: A New Entity in a familiar form - The American Lawyer

15 Nov 2016
Bermuda Public Companies Update - November 2016

10 Nov 2016
Conyers Sponsors the Bermuda Women’s National Rugby Team

30 Sep 2016
Bermuda LLCs: A New Entity in a Familiar Form

21 Jul 2016
Sagicor’s Continuance into Bermuda Reaffirms Strengths of the Jurisdiction

15 Jul 2016
Conyers’ Summer Law Programme Prepares Students for a Future in Law

01 Jul 2016
Bermuda Introduces LLC Legislation Based on Delaware Statute

01 Jun 2016
Norway Practice Bulletin - 2016

31 May 2016
Bermuda Public Companies Update - May 2016

22 Apr 2016
Accessing capital markets from Bermuda: tax system, regulatory structure and legal regime for listed companies

31 Mar 2016
New Bermuda Legislation: Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act, 2016

02 Mar 2016
Bermuda Partnership Law Enhancements come into Effect

29 Jan 2016
Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2015 Year in Review

12 Nov 2015
Bermuda Public Companies Update - November 2015

04 Jun 2015
Bermuda Partnership Law Receives Significant Updates

20 May 2015
Bermuda Public Companies Update – May 2015

13 Feb 2015
Bermuda Corporate Practice Group 2014 Year in Review

10 Dec 2014
Impact of FATCA on Bermuda Entities

09 Dec 2014
Conyers Issues Latest Volume of Public Companies Update Report

13 Nov 2014
Bermuda Public Companies Update - November 2014

01 May 2014
Bermuda Public Companies Update - April 2014

07 Mar 2014
Conyers advises on Marine Money’s top securitisations of the year

16 Oct 2013
Container Leasing: Bermuda, the Offshore Jurisdiction of Choice

26 Jun 2013
Changes to Prospectus Filing Requirements

21 Feb 2013
Bermuda Beneficial Owner Verification Requirements Refined

08 Aug 2011
Bermuda Issuers: Raising Capital

13 Jul 2011
Conyers named Bermuda Law Firm of the Year for sixth year

24 Aug 2009
Bermuda Limited Partnerships – Preserving Limited Liability

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

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

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

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

21 Jul 2016
Sagicor’s Continuance into Bermuda Reaffirms Strengths of the Jurisdiction*

07 Dec 2015
Conyers advises Markit Ltd. on its US$200 million accelerated share repurchase

26 Aug 2015
Conyers advises Northern Offshore, Ltd in their acquisition by Shandong Offshore Company Limited

10 Feb 2015
Conyers assists Global Container Assets 2014 Limited with $473 Million note offering

08 Jul 2014
Conyers advises Xyratex on Seagate’s US$374 million acquisition

21 Feb 2014
Conyers advises Global Container Assets 2013 Limited on US$280 million note offering

26 Nov 2013
Conyers featured in The Lawyer’s offshore deals and cases round-up

07 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Odfjell Drilling Ltd on US$400 million IPO

15 Oct 2013
Conyers advises Bank of America, N.A. on US$3.1 billion sale and repurchase agreement related to Amgen Inc.’s US$10.5 billion purchase of Onyx Pharmaceuticals

29 Jun 2012
Conyers advises on Weatherford International Ltd. senior notes offering and commercial paper – April 2012

31 Dec 2010
Conyers advises on Petrominerales reorganisation - December 2010

16 Sep 2010
Conyers advises on $622 million debt restructuring - September 2011

02 Dec 2009
Conyers advises on the first ever U.S. Fortune 500 Issued Sukuk - December 2009

  • Recognised in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2010) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2010) of Chambers Global (corporate and finance - Band 1)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition (and since 2011) of Who's Who Legal (corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions)
  • Member, Bar of England & Wales
  • Member, Bermuda Bar Association