Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Securitization & Structured Finance
Sheba Raza is Counsel in the London office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. She joined Conyers in 2007, after practising for 5 years as an English solicitor, and was appointed Counsel in 2013. Sheba has over 10 years’ experience advising clients on a wide variety of Bermuda and British Virgin Islands corporate and finance transactions.
Sheba has a diverse practice acting for a broad range of financial institutions and public and private companies across the energy, insurance, real estate and financial services sectors. She also regularly advises lenders and high net worth individuals on real estate and corporate jet financings. Areas of expertise include asset finance, capital markets, derivatives, insurance finance, real estate finance, structured finance, and general bank lending along with segregated account company structures and equity investments.
From 2010 – 2012, Sheba was a regular speaker on asset finance and Islamic finance panels at London conferences held by the Bermuda Business Development Agency highlighting the benefits of Bermuda based structures and in 2013 successfully hosted and moderated a private roundtable discussion on “Gender Diversity in the Boardroom” to a group of international corporate lawyers from over 16 countries. In 2015, Sheba was appointed as a director and member of the Management Committee of the Bermuda Society, a non-profit organisation which operates as a platform to promote Bermuda’s image as a reputable, competitive and well-respected jurisdiction for international companies to do business and to foster relationships between business communities in Bermuda, the U.K. and elsewhere.
Recent experience includes advising the lenders on a US$657 million corporate debt facility for listed luxury hotels group, Belmond (previously known as Orient-Express Hotels), acting for purchasers on a multi-billion dollar series of high-yield debt offerings by Smurfit Kappa Group between 2009-2014 and advising the lenders on an €800 million debt refinancing completed by the Hilding Anders group.
In addition to transactions in the public domain, details of which can be found in the deals and cases section below, Sheba’s experience includes the following: