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Robert Briant

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Partner, Head of BVI Corporate


Robert is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department in the BVI. He advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture companies and investment vehicles. Robert provides specialist advice to private equity and hedge funds, as well as advising on a broad range of financing transactions. Clients include Diageo, Burger King, the Virgin Group, Denham Capital, Morgan Stanley, Commerzbank and others. Robert is an advisor to the BVI Government and a regular contributor to the media on matters of BVI law.




  • Member of the BVI SIBA Advisory Committee
  • Member of the BVI Joint Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Advisory Committee


  • Cambridge University, LLM, 1993
  • University of Toronto, LLB, 1988
  • McGill University, BA (Hons) Economics & Finance, 1985

British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Briant - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Conyers Dill & Pearman's practice is highly rated for advising on offshore IPOs on all major exchanges as well as significant banking and finance deals. Robert Briant oversees the corporate and finance team; Briant provided BVI legal advice to J.P. Morgan Securities and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken in connection with the purchase and resale of high-value senior secured notes; and Anton Goldstein provided BVI law advice to Buenos Aires-headquartered online travel company Despegar on its successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Other highlights include acting for Premier Oil, one of the UK’s largest independent oil and gas companies, on the successful restructuring of $3.8bn of debt facilities. Counsel Audrey Robertson has extensive experience in public offerings and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions, particularly involving commercial and private aircraft. Cora Miller is a key counsel and Rachael Pape joined as associate from Carey Olsen.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Briant - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Within: Corporate and commercial

Conyers Dill & Pearman's BVI corporate department head Robert Briant  focuses on M&A, joint ventures and investment vehicles; he also provides specialist advice to hedge funds and private equity funds. Briant led the BVI law advice to Major League Baseball (MLB) during a BVI company's acquisition of an MLB franchise, including assisting with issues such as the ability to transfer shares. Also highly rated is Anton Goldstein, who has particular expertise in M&A and private equity matters. Goldstein provided BVI legal advice to Vinci Airports on its acquisition of the airports management portfolio of Airports Worldwide, which includes Orlando Sanford Airport, Stockholm Skavsta Airport, Belfast International Airport and the Liberia and San Jose airports in Costa Rica. Audrey Robertson and Cora Miller are key counsels, while Eric Flaye, formerly of Harneys' BVI office, and Rachael Pape, previously at Carey Olsen, are well regarded associates.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Conyers Dill & Pearman's BVI office has a large investment funds practice that provides specialist advice to clients on their day-to-day operations, from initial fund formation and structuring to the restructuring and winding up of funds. The team provided BVI legal advice to ACE & Company on the establishment of its private equity vehicles; it also provided BVI legal advice to Adler Kawa, a joint venture between Adler Group, Kawa Capital Partners and Ganot Capital that specialises in real estate investment, on the formation and final closing of its Fund III as well as on ongoing matters. The key contacts are Robert Briant, who heads the BVI corporate department, Anton Goldstein and counsel Audrey Robertson.

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