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Conyers Dill & Pearman Offices
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Niel Jones is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Niel joined Conyers in 2005 and was based in the Moscow office from 2008 to 2011.
Niel’s practice covers corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and M&A. He advises financial institutions, multinational corporations and private equity groups on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions including financings, restructurings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
- University of the West of England, PgDLP (LPC), 2003
- University of Durham, LLB, 2002
- McGill University, BA (Hon) Economics, 1999
Conyers Dill & Pearman is well respected for its experience in M&A and corporate restructuring mandates. Graham Collis leads the corporate department in Bermuda; his practice covers general corporate and commercial work, with particular expertise in insurance, securities and financing matters. Marcello Ausenda led advice to LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, which owns iconic brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Dom Pérignon, on its acquisition of the Belmond hotel group; Neil Henderson and Niel Jones acted for Thomson Reuters on the sale of a majority stake in its financial and risk unit to The Blackstone Group; and David Cooke assisted Nuance Communications with the $400m sale of its document imaging division to Kofax. Also key to the group are Bermuda fintech head Chris Garrod, Jason Piney, who handles international asset finance and corporate transactions; and Guy Cooper, who has a particular focus on securities work, financings and group restructurings and regularly acts for public companies. Other recommended directors include Elizabeth Denman, Chiara Nannini and Sophia Greaves, while David Stubbs is a well-regarded associate.
Conyers Dill & Pearman is highly rated for its expertise in IPOs, M&A, insurance, securitisation, shipping and aircraft financing, and corporate restructuring; the practice has also recently been active in the offshore energy and shipping sectors in Norway, Asia, and North America. Sophia Greaves led advice to Textainer Group Holdings, a global lessor of intermodal containers, on an amendment by its wholly-owned subsidiary to its existing revolving credit facility; and Neil Henderson, together with the Cayman office, acted for Start and Start Holding as issuers on an asset-backed securitisation that comprised three tranches of notes, which were secured against a portfolio of 24 in-production aircraft. Graham Collis leads the Bermuda corporate department and has a particular focus on insurance, securities and financing issues, and David Cooke has notable expertise in securities work, asset financing and M&A. Other highly regarded directors include Marcello Ausenda, Jason Piney and Guy Cooper, along with Victor Richards, Chiara Nannini and Niel Jones. Counsel Angela Atherden and associate Edward Rance are also experienced advisers.