Anton Goldstein > Conyers > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile
COMMERCE HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY 1
PO BOX 3140, ROAD TOWN
British Virgin Islands
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Anton has a broad corporate practice with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and private equity. Anton has advised on some of the largest and most prominent BVI transactions of recent years, including the US$55 billion TNK-BP sale, the IPO of Lenta (creating the largest publicly-listed BVI company), the US$1.4 billion business combination of Burger King and Justice Holdings, Diageo’s acquisition of Zacapa, Premier Oil’s US$2.5 billion refinancing, the £237 million refinancing of Camden Market, the US$1.3 billion take private of UTi Worldwide and the take privates of OpenTV, MDM and Rio Verde.
- Appointed to the BVI Financial Services Commission’s Focus Group on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
- University of Oxford, Law degree, first class honours (Martin Wronker Prize in Law, Proxime Accessit)
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Under the leadership of ‘pragmatic solution provider’ Robert Briant, who is skilled in a wide range of financing transactions, Conyers’ team has an enviable track record in the full spectrum of banking, finance and capital market transactions in the BVI. In the capital markets sphere, the key strengths are notes issuances, private placements, share subscriptions and IPOs; Anton Goldstein , in particular, has a strong reputation regionally for his close involvement in many of the BVI’s largest and most complex IPO deals. Promoted to partner in April 2021 partly in recognition of her burgeoning finance capabilities, Audrey Robertson specialises in syndicated loans, refinancings and asset financing matters concerning commercial and private aircraft. Rachael Pape and Nicholas Kuria, both of whom sit as counsel in the department, provide key supporting roles in corporate finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisation matters.
Praised as ‘commercial, responsive and uniformly high-quality‘, the team at Conyers advises large hedge fund companies and private equity houses on a wide range of matters. Robert Briant heads up the department, which handles an array of matters pertaining to fund formations, regulation and compliance issues, and restructuring, liquidation and fund wind-up mandates. Hailed as a ‘stellar lawyer’, Anton Goldstein is heavily involved in the establishment of an assortment of high-value BVI funds. Also adept in this space is Audrey Robertson, who was promoted to partner in April 2021.
Conyers’ corporate practice has a proven track record in the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law work in the BVI, offering ‘extremely commercial and thoughtful strategic advice’. Headed up by Robert Briant , who is ‘a seasoned lawyer with an eye for detail and great communication skills’, the group is often instructed on some of the region’s largest M&A and joint venture transactions in particular. The department has experience in a variety of sectors, and has been especially active in fintech, fitness, food and beverage, marine, shipping, mining, real estate, technology, telecoms, travel and tourism mandates. Key names to note include Audrey Robertson, who was promoted to partner in April 2021, and Anton Goldstein , who concentrates on high-value M&A and private equity work. At the counsel level, Nicholas Kuria and the ‘highly reliable’ Rachael Pape offer crucial support on a wide range of corporate transactions.
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