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Conyers continues BRIC growth with expansion in Moscow

March 2011

Conyers Dill & Pearman has further augmented its Moscow office with the addition of senior corporate and finance lawyer Claire McConway as the firm continues to invest in its BRIC markets presence and expand its international footprint.

Claire’s practice covers all aspects of corporate finance, including public and private M&A, private equity investment, IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, cross border lending and security arrangements, and aviation finance structuring. Claire also has considerable expertise in advising on the corporate aspects of Islamic finance transactions and Shari’ah compliant investments. Claire was previously an associate in Conyers’ Bermuda office, which she joined in 2009.

Caroline O’Hare, Managing Partner of Conyers’ Moscow office, commented: “Claire’s expertise gives additional strength and breadth to our practice in Moscow, which has been handling an increasing volume of work since launch. She will play a key role in executing our strategy in the region as we continue to serve our growing client base. Our focus is on building our international offices by adding improved capabilities and the best lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. Claire’s arrival represents our commitment to building our Moscow offering and she is a welcome addition to our Moscow office.”

Speaking of her move to Moscow, Claire said: “Conyers is a dynamic law firm with a respected position in Moscow. The firm’s commitment to building its global platform appeals to me and I am excited to be part of this talented team. I look forward to developing our business in Moscow.”

Prior to joining Conyers, Claire worked at US firm King & Spalding in London. She has also worked with Denton Wilde Sapte and Herbert Smith. Claire holds degrees from College of Law, Chester, and Trinity College Dublin. She is admitted to practise in England and Wales, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.

Conyers’ Moscow office opened in 2008 and is the only offshore firm in Russia and the CIS which provides legal advice on the jurisdictions of BVI, Bermuda, Cayman, Mauritius and, in co-operation with Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC, Cyprus. The firm remains committed to expanding opportunities for clients in major international financial centres by offering access to market-leading jurisdictions in their own time zones and languages. From Moscow, Conyers advises on Russia and CIS inward and outward investment, M&A, banking and finance and capital markets, representing major companies, financial institutions and private equity groups.



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