Graham Collis > Conyers > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

Conyers
PO BOX HM666
CLARENDON HOUSE, 2 CHURCH STREET
HAMILTON HM CX
Bermuda
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Work Department

Corporate

Position

Director, Corporate

Career

Graham B. R. Collis is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Graham’s practice covers general corporate and commercial business with particular focus on insurance, securities and financing. Graham advises borrowers and lenders on cross-border financings. He also advises Bermuda insurance companies on all aspects of corporate and insurance law and other multinational groups on corporate relocations and restructurings. Graham is the co-author of the Bermuda chapter of Directors’ Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide (published by Globe Law & Business).

Languages

English

Education

  • Council of Legal Education, Bar Finals, 1986
  • Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, B.A. Law, 1985
  • Trinity College, University of Toronto, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), 1982

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

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Conyers fields corporate specialists with considerable experience advising on M&A, corporate restructurings, insurance issues, and shipping and aircraft matters. The team in Bermuda is led by Graham Collis, who has expertise encompassing general corporate and commercial work, particularly in the insurance space. Within the wider team, director Marcello Ausenda has a particular focus on public company work, securities matters, financing issues, and corporate relocations and restructurings; and Jason Piney recently advised to Aircastle on the completion of its $7.4bn merger with Marubeni and a Mizuho affiliate. Neil Henderson, Niel Jones, Chiara Nannini, Sophia Greaves and associate Edward Rance are further names to note in the department. David Cooke retired in 2020.

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

While the team at Conyers is highly regarded for its expertise in IPOs and securitisations, it has also seen an uptick in international asset finance transactions, particularly matters relating to shipping and aircraft financing issues; the group has key expertise in the shipping and offshore energy sectors in Norway, North America and Asia. The practice is spearheaded by Graham Collis, and includes directors Neil Henderson, Sophia Greaves, Marcello Ausenda, Jason Piney and Victor Richards, who has a particular focus on shipping and aircraft matters. In a recent highlight, a team led by Richards advised Carnival on the completion of its $6bn financing via two tranches of notes. Counsel Angela Atherden and associate Edward Rance are key junior members of the practice. David Cooke retired in 2020.