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Gene A. DaCosta


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Gene A. DaCosta

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019

Gene DaCosta is a Partner in the Corporate department in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Gene joined Conyers in 2003. His practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with extensive expertise on advising on all areas of investment funds including regulated, licensed, exempted and private equity funds. Additionally, he assists with the restructuring and/or the winding down of distressed funds.

Gene also specialises in structured finance with an emphasis on both commercial and private aircraft and ship financing, including loans, leasing, mortgages, as well as aircraft and vessel registration. He is a member of the Cayman Islands Maritime Sector Consultative Committee and is also a member of the Health Insurance Commission Board of Directors.

He has authored various articles in the Cayman Financial Review, Hedge Fund Review and INSOL.

Experience Highlights

  • Assisting with Portolan Capital Management LLC with the set up and structuring of master/feeder funds.
  • Advising Amstar Global Partners on the structuring and set-up of various private equity funds which invest in global real estate and emerging markets.
  • Assisting Rubicon Offshore International with the reflagging of a private vessel.
  • Advising AWAS on aircraft financing structures for a series of aircraft deliveries and corporate restructuring.
  • Assisting with a major restructuring involving entities in Hong Kong, BVI, Cayman and Barbados.
  • Advising on the set-up, structuring and initial round of financing with respect to the establishment of a new entity, Global Restaurant Group.

Professional Background

  • Senior Associate, Walkers, Cayman Islands


  • University of Liverpool, LLB, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Cayman Islands, Attorney-at-Law, 1993

12 Dec 2018
Reminder: Deadline for Notification of AML Officer Appointments is 31 December

25 Sep 2018
Extension of Deadline for Appointment of AML Officers for Cayman Funds

14 Sep 2018
Have You Appointed Your AML Officers?

31 Aug 2018
In the Matter of Ardon Maroon Asia Master Fund

26 Jul 2018
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Issues Guidance on the Application of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations to Funds

10 Jul 2018
Constant evolution maintains Cayman Islands fund leadership

27 Apr 2018
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Issues a Statement on Virtual Currencies

09 Jun 2017
Ship Registration in the Cayman Islands

05 May 2017
Conyers Welcomes Potential Articled Clerks at First Annual Open House

24 Apr 2017
Special Economic Zone in the Cayman Islands creates new Aviation Services Park

06 Apr 2017
Conyers welcomes new Corporate Associate

02 Mar 2017
An IP Revolution is coming to the Cayman Islands

24 Jan 2017
Cayman Islands Shipping Registry Receives ‘Most Favoured Nation’ Status from China

20 Jan 2017
Regulatory Update for Cayman Islands Mutual Funds

15 Dec 2016
CIMA Director Registration and Licence Fees Due

27 Oct 2016
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Cancellation of Certificates of Registration

30 Jun 2016
Conyers Supports Training Caymanian Lawyers Through HK Secondment

21 Apr 2016
FATCA, UK CDOT and CRS Important Updates

15 Dec 2015
Common Reporting Standards Self-Certification Templates and Participating Jurisdiction list issued in the Cayman Islands

22 Oct 2015
Common Reporting Standards Regulations are now in force in the Cayman Islands

30 Sep 2015
Impact of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Common Reporting Standards on Cayman Islands Entities

23 Jun 2015
Special Economic Zone in the Cayman Islands creates new Maritime Services Park

03 Jul 2014
Cayman Islands: The Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014

06 Jun 2014
The Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 – Now in Force

12 Dec 2013
Cayman Islands: Fund-Specific Guidance on Corporate Governance

21 Aug 2013
FATCA Implementation

18 Jan 2013
Cayman Mutual Funds Amendments 2013

07 Dec 2011
New requirements for Cayman Islands Master Funds

01 Jul 2011
Cayman Islands Master Funds

05 Apr 2011
Conyers promotes lawyers across multiple jurisdictions

23 Nov 2010
Marketing Hedge Funds in the Cayman Islands

04 Oct 2010
Conyers boosts London & Asian capabilities with new hires

14 Jul 2009
Cayman’s Cape Town Convention Law, 2009

22 Apr 2009
Cayman Islands Securities & Banking Guide

20 Dec 2008
Cayman: Marketing Hedge Funds

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2011) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial, investment funds)
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (banking, finance and capital markets)
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Member of the Caymanian Bar Association
  • Member, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands Board of Directors
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Maritime Sector Consultative Committee