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Conyers Announces Partner Promotions

Conyers Dill & Pearman today announced the promotion of 5 lawyers across its British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore offices and corporate, litigation and insurance practices to partner status.

Richard Evans of Conyers’ BVI Litigation department has over fifteen years’ experience in commercial litigation and all contentious aspects of commercial and insolvency law. He has appeared as lead counsel in a number of leading decisions in BVI. Richard specialises in obtaining and securing the enforcement of all forms of urgent interim relief, shareholders’ and connected disputes, and disputed debt/distressed funds matters.

Jeffrey Elkinson JP of Conyers’ Bermuda Litigation department has over three decades’ experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. Jeffrey specialises in banking, trusts, insurance, reinsurance, construction, administrative law, telecommunications and energy. He sits as an arbitrator and acts as counsel in arbitration, both local and international. Jeffrey is a Member of the Bars of Ireland, England & Wales, Hong Kong, New South Wales, New York, US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Richard Hall of Conyers’ Hong Kong office practices all areas of corporate law. His expertise extends to corporate finance, where he specializes in private equity investments and pre-IPO financings, as well as IPOs of BVI, Cayman and Bermuda companies on global stock exchanges including Hong Kong, Korea, London and America. Richard is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and privatisations, restructuring exercises and private equity investment.

Michael Frith of Conyers’ Bermuda Insurance department practices all aspects of corporate law. He specialises in advising on insurance/reinsurance regulations and transactions, including new insurance incorporations, private placement equity financing of insurance companies and other financing and transactional work. Michael initially qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (now non-practicing), and was called to the Bermuda Bar in 2003.

Kung Whooi Phing of Conyers’ Singapore office has broad experience in corporate and commercial law, and specialises in advising on IPOs of BVI, Bermuda and Cayman exempted companies, corporate financing transactions, restructuring exercises and closed-ended private equity investment. She recently acted in the first Bermuda companies to list on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, the Malaysia stock exchange. Whooi Phing has over 15 years’ legal experience, and practised in both Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore prior to joining Conyers over 6 years ago.

John Collis, Chairman of Conyers’ Executive Committee, commented: “Conyers is very pleased to welcome our colleagues to the partnership ranks. Each of these new partners has demonstrated a high level of legal excellence, client service and commitment to growing our practices. Their promotions reflect their belief in, and dedication to, Conyers’ ethos of providing responsive, timely and thorough legal advice.”


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Richard G. Evans

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1115

Michael Frith

Bermuda   +1 441 278 7969


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