Conyers Secures Top Rankings in Legal 500
Conyers Dill & Pearman has been recognised as top-tier in The Legal 500 2017 Caribbean directory.
In this year’s edition, the number of ranked lawyers has increased by 20% to 55, achieving double-digit growth for the second consecutive year. We have also retained top-tier status across several practice areas in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
“The Firm is proud to see our lawyers recognised as leaders in their respective jurisdictions and practice areas”, said Narinder Hargun, Director & Co-Chairman of the Firm based in the Bermuda Office.
David Lamb, Partner & Co-Chairman of the Firm based in the Hong Kong Office commented: “These rankings are a reflection of our market leading position in each jurisdiction. The continued growth affirms our reputation for working on complex, cross-border matters, while maintaining our commitment to service excellence”.
The Firm also retained it’s ranking in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific directory, along with six lawyers from our Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution practice areas.
Recognised lawyers: 34
Corporate & Commercial: ‘An excellent choice for Bermuda legal counsel’, Conyers Dill & Pearman stands out for its expertise in advising on IPOs, M&A, insurance, securitisation, shipping and aircraft financing, and corporate restructuring.
Dispute Resolution: Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Bermuda litigation head Narinder Hargun is ‘a brilliant litigator that clients always want on their side’.
Insurance: Significant instructions included advising on the formation, licensing and capitalisation of Fidelis Insurance Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fidelis Insurance Bermuda – the transaction was the single largest insurance capital raising transaction of 2015.
Private Client & Trust: The team is ‘always swift, provides sophisticated, tailored advice, and has great strength and depth on its team’.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Recognised lawyers: 8
Corporate & Commercial: ‘Responsive, diligent and thorough team’ has substantial experience advising on M&A, finance, banking and aviation matters.
Dispute Resolution: ‘Pre-eminent for high-value litigation in the BVI’.
Recognised lawyers: 13
Corporate & Commercial: ‘Provides a high level of service; the firm’s attorneys are all knowledgeable and can handle anything clients throw at them’.
Dispute Resolution: ‘Provides very effective representation, advice and support, responding to issues quickly and constructively’.
Insurance: Extensive expertise in M&A, banking and finance, and capital markets transactions.
Investment Funds: Acts for hedge, venture capital and private equity funds on fund formation, structuring, compliance and other ongoing regulatory and operational matters.
Private Client & Trust: Welcomed counsel, Robert Lindley, who is experienced in advising high-net-worth individuals and families on estate planning and administration of estate issues and also assists with the establishment of private trust companies and trust structures.
Hong Kong – Offshore Law Firms: ‘Well-established offshore firm’ Conyers Dill & Pearman is rooted in corporate finance and capital markets law, where it continues to ‘have a large market share’. Praise is directed at the firm’s ‘very measured and accurate advice’ and ability to ‘work collaboratively with onshore lawyers to reach a joint solution’. Major developments include the relocation of the ‘extremely intelligent and quick’ Nigel Meeson QC from the Cayman Islands to the disputes and restructuring practice in the Hong Kong office. ‘Excellent corporate lawyer’ David Lamb, Co-Chair and an M&A specialist; the ‘very user-friendly’ Bernadette Chen; Richard Hall, Vivien Fung and Head of Office Christopher Bickley are also all recommended.