Sophia Greaves > Conyers > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Director

Career

Sophia Greaves is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Sophia qualified as an Associate in the Reinsurance and Commercial Risk department of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP. During her time at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, Sophia worked in both the London and Hong Kong offices, where she acted in a broad range of (re)insurance commercial litigation proceedings.

Sophia’s practice at Conyers Dill & Pearman spans a number of specializations, with particular emphasis on securitizations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate (re)insurance transactions, including the formation, licensing and ongoing regulatory requirements for Bermuda captives, special purpose insurers in the insurance-linked securities sector and commercial (re)insurers.

Sophia also has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the Bermuda regulatory aspects of transactions for both local and exempted companies.

Sophia is instructed by a number of public companies, (re)insurers and leading financial institutions.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Bermuda Bar Association
  • Trustee, Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Round Square Governor of the Bermuda High School for Girls
  • Recording Secretary of the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association
  • Justice of the Peace

Education

  • London School of Economics, MSc Politics & Communications (Merit), 2006
  • College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course (Commendation), 2005
  • King’s College London, LLB (Hons), 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

Under the leadership of Charles Collis  following Graham Collis ’ retirement, Conyers’ practice possesses an enviable track record in high-end IPOs, note and debt offerings, securitisation matters, and shipping and aircraft financing. The department has recently been involved in several major deals involving large cruise companies, and continues to retain major oil and gas clients, particularly for note offerings. Within the group, Victor Richards  specialises in high-value shipping and aircraft ship financings, Jason Piney is noted for his knowledge of aircraft securitisations and financings as well as capital markets work, Marcello Ausenda  is an all-rounder with extensive experience across a host of financing and capital markets deals, while Sophia Greaves  exhibits expertise in the regulations that affect public companies and financial institutions. Counsel Angela Atherden and Edward Rance , who was promoted to director in April 2021, are further names to note.

Bermuda > Insurance/reinsurance

Conyers‘ insurance and reinsurance practice, which is spearheaded by Charles Collis , is singled out for its ‘strong knowledge of the Bermuda insurance/reinsurance regulatory environment’. The department also handles the Bermuda law aspects of the formation and licensing of new general business insurers, life insurers and reinsurers and assists a variety of established insurers and reinsurers with capital raising, M&A and listing requirements. Elsewhere within the department, Sophia Greaves  takes the lead on many life insurance matters, Jacqueline King concentrates on the licensing and regulation of commercial insurance companies and large commercial transactions, Alexandra Macdonald (who is a ‘sharp lawyer with deep knowledge of the Bermuda regulatory regime’) primarily advises on the formation and regulation of captive insurers and special purpose insurers, while the ‘particularly knowledgeableChiara Nannini  is instructed on a wide variety of regulatory and transactional matters in the insurance space. Chris Garrod  is also active in the insurance arena.