Conyers Hosts Launch Function in Brazil
Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman (“Conyers”) hosted a launch function in São Paulo last week to celebrate the formation of its Brazil partnership.
Over 100 of São Paulo’s senior legal and business executives attended the event, held on May 21, 2009 at the newly re-opened Casa Fasano Jardins on Haddock Lobo. In attendance from Conyers were John Collis (Chairman), Rosemarie Chen (Global Consultant), Conyers partners Alan Dickson (São Paulo), Benjamin Dyer (São Paulo), Kevin Butler (Cayman Islands), Robert Briant (British Virgin Islands), and Ross Webber (Global Head of Marketing).
While addressing the audience John Collis spoke of the firm’s international growth. Over the past decade, Conyers has seen a marked increase in the use of offshore structures by South and Latin American clients, as well as clients seeking to do business in those regions. The decision to open in São Paulo is part of the firm’s strategy of positioning itself in the world’s leading financial centres in order to provide responsive, timely and thorough advice to clients.
Alan Dickson, managing partner of Conyers’ São Paulo office, commented: “We are pleased to have the regulatory approval to move ahead with the São Paulo office, which will facilitate even greater personal contact with our clients.”
The new São Paulo office is located on Rua Jeronimo Da Veiga, 384 and will provide general corporate, company and commercial advice, with particular emphasis on investment funds, public company listings, initial public offerings and holding company incorporations providing clients with direct access to the jurisdictions of the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Mauritius.
The addition of Conyers’ São Paulo office reinforces the firm’s strength and global reach as a leading provider of offshore legal services. Conyers provides legal advice from eleven different locations worldwide.