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Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the promotion of five lawyers to the role of Partner and Counsel effective 1 April 2015.
Anna Chong and Flora Wong of our Hong Kong office have been promoted to Partner. Paul Nystrom and Kent Smith from the Bermuda office and Tameka Davis from the BVI office were appointed to Counsel.
Firm Co-Chair, Narinder Hargun said “We congratulate each of these lawyers on their new roles. They have made great impact on the Firm and have leveraged their expertise to broaden their respective practice areas”.
David Lamb, Partner & Co-Chair commented “These promotions are a true testament to the strength we have internally across all of our offices. Each of these lawyers has shown a great deal of commitment and strength within their field and we wish them continued success in their new roles”.
Anna joined Conyers Dill & Pearman in 2006 as an associate in the Corporate department in Hong Kong. Her practice has covered corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions with particular focus on initial public offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Global Market. In recent years, Anna’s focus has been on representing existing listed Chinese companies with their follow-on offerings as well as “going private” transactions involving US listed companies. She is actively involved in debt offerings for a number of listed PRC based property developers.
Flora joined Conyers in 2005 as an associate in the Corporate department in Hong Kong. Her practice covers joint venture, private equity, corporate restructuring, capital reorganisation, public offerings and listings in Hong Kong, the US and Taiwan, banking and finance and general commercial matters. Flora has recently also been involved in investments in PRC technology companies and debt restructurings involving PRC based groups. Flora’s portfolio of clients includes banks, multinationals, public companies and law firms.
Paul joined Conyers Dill & Pearman in 2008 as an associate in the Corporate department of the Bermuda office. His practice spans a range of sophisticated finance and capital market transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, banking and financial services, structured and project finance, secured lending, mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations. Paul has significant experience advising on aviation and ship finance, particularly in the Norwegian arena. In addition, he has an active general corporate practice. Paul is also the co-author of the Bermuda chapters of Aircraft Liens & Detention Rights (published by Sweet & Maxwell).
G. Kent Smith
Kent joined Conyers in 2005 as an associate in the Corporate department of the Bermuda office. Kent’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law, with a particular emphasis on insurance/reinsurance regulatory and transactional matters, segregated accounts, private equity investments, structured finance, securitizations, special purpose vehicle and ownership-remote structures, corporate reorganisations, continuations/discontinuations and other general corporate and commercial matters in both local and cross-border contexts.
Tameka joined Conyers Dill & Pearman in 2009 in the Litigation department of the British Virgin Islands’ office. Tameka’s practice includes cross-border insolvency, unfair prejudice, asset-tracing claims, obtaining and resisting interim relief including disclosure and urgent injunctive relief. She is particularly skilled at civil procedure and the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in the BVI. Tameka regularly appears in the Commercial Division of the High Court of the BVI and the Court of Appeal, and has been involved with some of the biggest and most complex asset tracing cases seen in the BVI.