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Conyers promotes six attorneys across its Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and Singapore offices

Conyers Dill & Pearman today announced it has promoted six attorneys to the role of partner or director, effective 1 April 2014. Promoted lawyers by office include:

Guy Cooper
Neil Henderson

British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Jerry Samuel

Cayman Islands
Tania Dons
Richard Fear

Preetha Pillai

“In recognition of their significant contributions to the Firm, Conyers is pleased to announce that Guy, Neil, Jerry, Tania, Richard and Preetha have been appointed as directors or partners,” said Narinder Hargun, Co-Chair, Conyers Dill & Pearman. Co-Chair David Lamb continued, “These promotions highlight the strength of Conyers’ global practice as well as the depth of our legal talent. Congratulations to each of them.”

The Bermuda office’s Guy Cooper advises public and private entities, financial institutions and private equity firms on corporate finance, initial public offerings, acquisitions, reorganisations and other general corporate and commercial matters pertaining to Bermuda law. Guy is also a key member of Conyers’ shipping practice and previously worked in the Firm’s Dubai office.

Neil Henderson’s practice includes all aspects of Bermuda corporate and commercial law, including public companies, partnerships, the formation of funds, exempted companies and other investment vehicles as well as the acquisition, continuation, amalgamation and reorganisation of public and private companies. Neil is also highly regarded for his private equity expertise.

An experienced litigator based in Conyers’ BVI office, Jerry Samuel has a practice that covers all aspects of commercial and civil litigation, including insolvency, cross-border relief/assistance, contractual disputes, urgent interim relief, shareholder disputes, enforcement of judgments and security and asset tracing. Jerry works closely with international legal teams on a regular basis on various types of multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Tania Dons’ practice covers a broad range of general corporate, finance and insurance work with a particular focus on investment funds. Tania works extensively with hedge and private equity fund managers and their onshore counsel on all aspects of the establishment, maintenance, restructuring and financing of offshore investment funds in the Cayman Islands. She represents large financial institutions and investment managers, as well as boutique and start-up managers.

Richard Fear of the Firm’s Cayman office is an internationally recognised attorney whose practice covers a broad range of corporate, finance and funds work, with particular focus on corporate finance, M&A, stock exchange listings, private equity, structured finance and corporate reorganisations. His client base includes international banks, investment managers and international corporate groups.

Preetha Pillai advises on Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands corporate, securities and funds matters from Conyers’ Singapore office. Her work includes advising on equity and debt issues, initial public offerings and stock exchange listings, privatisations and delistings, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and direct investments, financings and capital reductions. Preetha also assists clients with setting up mutual and private equity funds.

Conyers is a leading international law firm advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. With a global network that spans eight offices worldwide, Conyers provides responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven legal advice to clients seeking specialised expertise on corporate and commercial, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and trust and private client matters


Guy Cooper

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4938

Neil Henderson

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7846

Preetha Pillai
Director, Head of Singapore office

Singapore   +65 6603 0707

Jerry D. Samuel

British Virgin Islands   +1 284 852 1116

Richard D. Fear

Cayman Islands   + 1 345 814 7759


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