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Niel L. Jones

Director

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Niel L. Jones

   

Niel Jones is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Niel joined Conyers in 2005 and was based in the Moscow office from 2008 to 2011.

Niel’s practice covers corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and M&A. He advises financial institutions, multinational corporations and private equity groups on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions including financings, restructurings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience Highlights

  • Advised EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: EPL), a Delaware corporation, which was acquired by Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ: EXXI) for US$2.3 billion by way of a merger under Delaware law.
  • Advised Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX) in connection with its acquisition by Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), for US$374 million. This M&A transaction was effected by way of a merger under Bermuda law.
  • Advised Markit Ltd., a Bermuda company, on its US$1.3 billion initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market following its insertion as the group’s top holding company in place of a UK company.
  • Advised Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) on its US$900 million agreement for the purchase and leaseback of eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with LATAM Airlines Group.

Education

  • University of the West of England, PgDLP (LPC), 2003
  • University of Durham, LLB, 2002
  • McGill University, BA (Hon) Economics, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, 2006

01 Dec 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million 4% senior notes offering

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

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

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

26 Jan 2017
Conyers advises IHS Markit Ltd. on its US$500 million credit agreement

12 Jul 2016
Conyers advises Markit Ltd. on its US$13 billion merger with IHS Inc.

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

10 Jun 2015
Conyers advised Markit Ltd. on a US$685 million secondary offering on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

08 Jul 2014
Conyers advises EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. on its US$2.3 billion acquisition by Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited

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

25 Jun 2014
Conyers advises Markit Ltd. on US$1.3 billion IPO

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

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

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

26 Dec 2011
Conyers advises on US$4.5 billion merger of Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange and Russian Trading System – December 2011

31 Jan 2011
Conyers advises on acquisition of BVI company with controlling interest in Russia’s Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port

28 Aug 2008
Conyers advises on US$ 1.4 billion joint acquisition – August 2008

  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and 2016) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)