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Jason Piney

Director

Bermuda  +1 441 299 4993

Jason Piney

      

Jason Piney is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Jason joined Conyers in 2005 and became a Director in 2012.

Jason's practice covers general corporate and commercial matters with particular focus on public companies, securities and financing. Jason has extensive experience in a wide variety of international asset finance and corporate transactions, including debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border financings. Jason has particular expertise in financings involving aircraft, including aircraft acquisitions and dispositions, aircraft portfolio securitizations, sale-leasebacks, pre-delivery payment and warehouse facilities and he has worked on several of the most significant aircraft securitizations and financings in the market.

Jason is recognized by Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial), by Who's Who Legal (aviation/transport) and by Chambers Global (corporate and finance).

Experience Highlights

  • Provided Bermuda law advice to Goldman Sachs, in connection with Aldus Aviation’s US$540 million asset backed secured term loans for ATLAS 2014-1 Limited and ATLAS 2014-1 LLC to fund the acquisition of 30 Embraer aircraft from Aldus.
  • Provided Bermuda law advice to Castlelake, L.P. in connection with its US$713 million aircraft securitization, Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2015-1 (CLAS 2015-1) backed by 54 aircraft and six aircraft engines and in connection with Castlelake’s initial aircraft ABS deal Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2014-1, a US$515.6 million securitization.
  • Provided Bermuda law advice to Castlelake, an institutional alternative investment firm, specialising in aircraft in connection with its US$515.6 million aircraft securitization, Castlelake Securitization Trust 2014-1. The proceeds from the deal will be used to purchase a fleet of 79 aircraft and associated aircraft-owning entities that are initially leased to 26 lessees located in 17 countries. Castlelake will remain as the servicer on the deal.
  • Provided Bermuda and Cayman legal advice to AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") (NYSE: AER) in connection with its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation ("ILFC") from American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") (NYSE: AIG).
  • Represented SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. (“SeaCube”) (NYSE:BOX), a Bermuda company, in connection with the acquisition of SeaCube by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (“Teachers'”) by way of amalgamation following approval of the transaction by the shareholders of SeaCube.
  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a US$3.1 billion sale and repurchase agreement related to the US$10.5 billion acquisition by Amgen Inc. of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Advised Bacardi Limited, a Bermuda company, on the offering of €650,000,000 principal amount of its 2.75% Notes due 2023, which completed on 3 July 2013. The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Bacardi-Martini B.V., Bacardi Corp., and Bacardi U.S.A. Inc.

Professional Background

  • Covington & Burling, London
  • Ashurst, London & France

Education

  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course, UK, 1997
  • University College London, LLB Law with French Law, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister and Attorney, 2006
  • England and Wales in 2000 (not currently practising)

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

01 Mar 2018
Conyers advises Avolon in connection with its US$500 million Senior Notes Offerings

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

08 Dec 2017
Conyers advises Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings Limited. on a US$2 billion global aircraft financing platform

14 Sep 2017
Conyers advises Avolon on its US$3 billion and US$1.25 billion Senior Notes Offerings

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

07 Jul 2017
Conyers advises Castlelake, L.P. on the funding of its US$785.5 million asset-backed loan

27 Apr 2017
Conyers advises Endo International plc on its US$300 million private notes offering and refinancing of existing credit facilities

04 Apr 2017
Conyers advises on Avolon’s US$10.38 billion acquisition of CIT Aerospace

20 Mar 2017
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on US$500 million Senior Notes Offering

16 Feb 2017
Conyers advises Elix Aviation on its US$441 million aircraft securitization

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.

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

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

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

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

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

14 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Bacardi on US$500 million Notes Offering

28 Jun 2016
Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Aircastle Limited in connection with a new US$400.5 million term facility

14 Jun 2016
Conyers advises Maiden Holdings, Ltd. on its offering of US$110 million Senior Notes

11 Apr 2016
Conyers advises Advent International on its sale of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (“Aerodom”) to VINCI Airports S.A.S.

04 Apr 2016
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Aircastle Limited in connection with its US$120 million unsecured term loan

29 Mar 2016
Conyers advises on Aircastle’s Increase in its US$675 million Bank Revolving Credit Facility

21 Mar 2016
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$500 million 5.00% Senior Notes Offering

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

18 Dec 2015
Conyers advises IFC on its US$300 million Investment in Beijing Enterprises Water Group to Boost Water and Wastewater Treatment Businesses in China

01 Dec 2015
Conyers advises banks in connection with Dolphin Energy’s US$863 million Loan

26 Nov 2015
Conyers advises Castlelake on its US$713 million aircraft securitization

16 Oct 2015
Conyers advises Kosmos on the increase in its Multicurrency Revolving Credit Facility Agreement to US$400 million

22 Jun 2015
Conyers advised Element Financial Corp on its US$1.21 billion ECAF I Ltd. asset backed securitization of 49 aircraft

24 Apr 2015
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on US$225 million Private Offering

09 Mar 2015
Conyers Advises Aldus Aviation’s US$540 million Aircraft Portfolio Asset-Backed Secured Loan Transaction

26 Feb 2015
Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Aircastle on US$500 million Senior Notes Offering

30 Jan 2015
Conyers advises Natixis on US$270 million Seabras-1 Financing

26 Aug 2014
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on US$300 million Private Offering

02 May 2014
Conyers advises AerCap on sale of Equity Interest in US$750 million Genesis Funding Limited Aircraft Securitisation Vehicle to Wood Creek

04 Apr 2014
Conyers advises on Aircastle’s Increase in its US$450 million Bank Revolving Credit Facility

04 Apr 2014
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$900 million Purchase and Leaseback with LATAM

04 Apr 2014
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$500 million Senior Notes Offering

18 Mar 2014
Conyers advises Castlelake on its US$515.6 million aircraft securitization

20 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Arch Capital Group Ltd. on US$500 million Senior Notes Offering by its wholly owned subsidiary Arch Capital Group (U.S.) Inc.

20 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on its Joint Venture to invest in leased aircraft with an affiliate of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

10 Dec 2013
Conyers advises Aircastle on US$400 million Senior Notes Offering

28 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Maiden Holdings, Ltd. on US$152.5 million offering of 7.75% Senior Notes due 1 December 2043

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

08 Nov 2013
Conyers advises Avolon on US$636 million Aircraft Securitisation

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

18 Jul 2013
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on its Sale of Common Shares to Marubeni Corporation

10 Jul 2013
Conyers advises Kosmos on US$150 million Multicurrency Revolving Credit Facility Agreement

10 Jul 2013
Conyers advises Bacardi on €650 million Notes Offering

27 May 2013
Conyers advises AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on its US$200 million offering

21 May 2013
Conyers advises AerCap on an amendment and upsize to its Revolving Debt Facility to US$1.1 billion

29 Apr 2013
Conyers advises SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.

25 Feb 2013
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on underwritten public offering of 30 million shares

15 Feb 2013
Conyers advises AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on its secondary share offering of 2.74 million shares at US$39.50 per share

17 Jan 2013
Conyers advises on private placement of $500 million for Aircastle Limited

19 Dec 2012
Conyers advises Aircastle Limited on US$150 million unsecured revolving credit facility

23 Nov 2012
Conyers advises Kosmos Energy Ltd. on US$300 million revolving credit facility agreement

20 Nov 2012
Conyers advises Latin American Airports Holdings Ltd. on US$550 million notes offering

29 Feb 2012
Conyers advises DVB Bank America N.V. and Norsk Tillitsmann ASA on US$550 million ship financing package – November 2011

11 May 2011
Conyers advises on Kosmos IPO - May 2011

01 Apr 2011
Conyers advises Lloyds TSB on acquisition financing deal - April 2011

22 Feb 2011
Conyers advises on first A330-200 aircraft leasing to South African Airways - February 2011

25 Jan 2011
Conyers advises Bacardi on $300 million notes offering - January 2011

28 Oct 2010
Conyers advises on SeaCube IPO - October 2010

  • Recognised in the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and 2016) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Who's Who Legal (aviation/transport)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global (corporate and finance)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition of Expert Guides (aviation)
  • Recognised in the 2012 edition of Latin Lawyer 250
  • Recognised as a "rising star" in the 2011 edition of AirFinance Journal (aviation)