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SIX, 2ND FLOOR, CRICKET SQUARE, PO BOX 2681, GRAND CAYMAN, KY1-1111, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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www.conyers.com/
Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's Kevin Butler has extensive experience in project financing, aviation finance, private placements and public offerings. Richard Fear leads the corporate team, and Matthew Stocker is a highly rated aviation lawyer. Recent matters include acting as Cayman counsel to Seadrill on its comprehensive restructuring plan, which will raise $1.06bn of new capital, comprising $860m-worth of secured notes and $200m-worth of equity. Martin Lane left to join Lane Family Investments.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's Richard Fear leads the Cayman corporate team and is recommended for M&A, private equity portfolio transactions, venture capital deals and corporate reorganisations. He led advice as special legal counsel in Cayman to PagSeguro Digital, which provides online and in-store payment services, on a restructuring matters and a high-value New York Stock Exchange IPO. Other highlights include Craig Fulton's assistance, as Cayman legal counsel, to Chrysaor on its purchase of a package of oil and gas fields from Royal Dutch Shell. Kevin Butler heads the Cayman office and has extensive experience in M&A and insurance matters. Also highly regarded are Matthew Stocker and Gene DaCosta. Derek Stenson and associate Michael O’Connor joined from Walkers and Campbells, respectively, while Martin Lane joined Lane Family Investments and former senior associate Charlie Pywell left for Campbells.

Leading individuals

Richard Fear - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Headed by Paul Smith, Conyers Dill & Pearman's litigation and restructuring team is highly rated for domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings, complex contract and commercial disputes, multi-party contentious trusts and estates matters, and a broad range of local litigation. It acted for the Torchlight Fund and its general partner in defending a just and equitable winding-up petition brought against it by a number of its investors. Other highly rated practitioners are Fraser Hughes, Ben Hobden, counsels Bernadette Carey and trust litigator Robert Lindley, and associates Erik Bodden and Spencer Vickers.

Leading individuals

Paul Smith - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's Cayman team advises on a broad range of insurance-related transactions, including M&A, regulatory advice for all licenses, and transfer by way of continuations for licensees, both into and out of the jurisdiction. It also handles catastrophe bonds, structured insurance products and insurance litigation and insolvency work. In a complex deal that involved a review of policy wordings and deal terms, it acted for MetLife on a joint venture transaction with a large Cayman reinsurer, which included advising on a co-insurance policy structure. Other highlights include advising Clifford Allen Associates on setting up two companies, as well as applying for an insurance broker's licence to provide student insurance plans tailored for international students attending private secondary schools in the US. The practice hired the 'experienced and capable' Derek Stenson, who is highly rated for his advice to a wide range of international financial and insurance institutions on insurance and reinsurance law and regulation, from Walkers. Other key names are Kevin Butler, who heads the firm's Cayman office and corporate practice, and Richard Fear. On the contentious side, Paul Smith and Fraser Hughes are recommended.

Leading individuals

Derek Stenson - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's Cayman office head Kevin Butler focuses on the structuring, formation and management of private equity funds and represents a broad range of investment managers; Craig Fulton acts for funds and investment managers, but also a range of service providers, including banks, custodians, trust companies and administrators; and Matthew Stocker advises on open-ended and closed-ended investment funds, encompassing hedge fund work and private equity matters. The team advised IFM Investors on the set-up of an open-ended investment fund, which will invest in primary and secondary infrastructure debt. Associate Michael O’Connor was hired from Campbells; Martin Lane left to join Lane Family Investments.

Leading individuals

Kevin Butler - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 2

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's client base includes individuals, families, and corporate clients (including trustees) and private trust companies, all of which the team advises on family trust structures and on the management and maintenance of those structures. Representative matters include inheritance structuring, private investment structures, inter-generational asset transfers, and regulatory laws; the practice also has a robust contentious trusts specialty. The team recently assisted with the establishment of a new pension fund for employees in Cayman, including assisting with the regulatory approvals and set-up of the pension plan. Counsel Robert Lindley is Cayman and BVI private client and trust head, Paul Smith is an experienced trust litigator and Bernadette Carey is another highly regarded counsel.

Next Generation Partners

Robert Lindley - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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