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SIX, 2ND FLOOR, CRICKET SQUARE, PO BOX 2681, GRAND CAYMAN, KY1-1111, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 345 945 3901
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com/
Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Richard Fear

Tel:
Work +1 345 814 7759
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com/people/view/richard-d-fear/
Conyers

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Richard Fear is a Partner in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. His practice covers a broad range of corporate and finance transactions. Richard’s particular focus is on corporate finance, M&A, debt and equity issues, private equity portfolio transactions, stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations. His clients include multinational banks, corporate groups and investment managers.

Languages

English

Member

  • Member of the Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Member of the Caymanian Bar Association
  • Member of Middle Temple
  • Member of the Law Society
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Education

  • University of Cambridge, LLM, 1997
  • University of Liverpool, LLB, 1995
  • University of Exeter, BSc, 1975


Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Fear - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Within: Corporate and commercial

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.

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Insurance/reinsurance

Within: Insurance/reinsurance

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.

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