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Conyers Dill & Pearman announced the appointment of five lawyers from the Firm’s Bermuda and and Hong Kong offices effective 1 April 2016.
The following lawyers have been appointed to Partner/Director: Sophia Greaves (Director), Niel Jones (Director) and Scott Pearman (Director) from the Bermuda office; and Paul Lim (Partner) from the Hong Kong office. Norman Hau from the Hong Kong office was appointed to Counsel.
“We are delighted to announce these appointments”, said Narinder Hargun, Director and Co-Chairman Bermuda office. “2015 marked another banner year for the Firm. Strengthening our teams, globally, will continue to position us for growth”.
David Lamb, Partner and Co-Chairman Hong Kong office commented: “These individuals have contributed greatly to the Firm, demonstrating a high-level of service and expertise. We congratulate them on their success”.
Sophia joined Conyers in 2010 from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP, where she worked in their London and Hong Kong offices. Her practice spans a number of specialisations, with particular emphasis on securitizations, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate (re)insurance transactions, including the formation, licensing and ongoing regulatory requirements for Bermuda (re)insurers. Sophia advises public companies, (re)insurers and leading financial institutions. Sophia has been appointed a Justice of the Peace.
Niel joined the Firm in 2005, his practice covers corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and M&A. Niel 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.
Scott joined Conyers in 2012 from Ely Place Chambers in London, where he was a barrister for 13 years specialising in commercial litigation. Scott provides advocacy and advice on all aspects of civil and commercial law, with a focus on dispute resolution relating to business and commerce, employment and discrimination, chancery and trust, (re)insurance, arbitration, and the law relating to media and information. Scott is also a CEDR accredited Mediator, he has mediated in the UK and other international markets.
Paul joined Conyers in 2007. Paul’s practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law, banking and finance work, debt capital markets, M&A work, mortgage backed securities transactions, MTN Programmes, Tender Offers, Consent Solicitations, corporate restructuring and liability management exercises, including pre-IPO equity and debt financings, initial public offerings of shares in the Hong Kong, London, and the US exchanges involving Cayman Islands, Bermuda and British Virgin Islands companies. He has been involved in a number of significant debt capital markets transactions. These transactions have involved Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands property infrastructure companies listed on the Hong Kong exchange, including PRC utility and energy State Owned Enterprises.
Norman joined the Firm in 2012. Norman is an experienced litigator. His practice covers all types of contentious matters, and focuses on restructuring and insolvency and shareholders’ dispute matters. He advises private equity houses, liquidators and corporate and individual shareholders typically regarding companies having financial/management difficulties. Norman also advises investors or management in disputes involving investment funds. Norman is a regular speaker for HKICPA in its insolvency/restructuring introductory course.