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Conyers Dill & Pearman

PO BOX HM666, CLARENDON HOUSE, 2 CHURCH STREET, HAMILTON HM CX, BERMUDA
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Work +1 441 295 1422
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Web:
www.conyers.com
Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Bermuda

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

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.

Leading individuals

David Cooke - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Jason Piney - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Marcello Ausenda - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Next Generation Partners

Victor Richards - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Rising stars

Angela Atherden - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

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 Mo√ęt Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, which owns iconic brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Dom P√©rignon, 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.

Leading individuals

David Cooke - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Graham Collis - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Next Generation Partners

Chiara Nannini - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Rising stars

David Stubbs - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Frequently involved in leading commercial litigation work, Conyers Dill & Pearman has 'an exceptional team of offshore lawyers, who regularly appear in the largest cases and have a strength in depth across a range of disciplines'. The Bermuda practice is singled out for its strength in international commercial litigation, trust disputes and restructuring, insolvency, and insurance cases. Christian Luthi, who leads the litigation and restructuring departments, recently worked with the firm's Hong Kong office to advise Noble Group Holdings on the successful $3.5bn debt restructuring of Noble Group of Companies, which involved parallel schemes of arrangements in both the UK and Bermuda. Jeffrey Elkinson is a highly regarded trusts and estates practitioner, and Ben Adamson has been involved in high-value cross-border commercial and trust disputes. Also key to the group are Scott Pearman and associate Rhys Williams.

Leading individuals

Christian Luthi - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Jeffrey Elkinson - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Next Generation Partners

Scott Pearman - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Rising stars

Rhys Williams - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman 'has both the technical expertise and local connections to make the Bermuda aspect of any transaction run smoothly'. The practice's experience includes handling the Bermuda law aspects of the formation, licensing and capital raising for new general business insurers, life insurers and reinsurers; regulatory matters, financing needs, capital raisings, M&A activity, and listing requirements. Bermuda insurance practice head Charles Collis advises on corporate and regulatory matters; he led advice to Apollo Global Management on its acquisition of Aspen Insurance Holdings. Also highly regarded are Chris Garrod and Sophia Greaves, while Alexandra Macdonald and Jacqueline King are key practitioners at associate level. Former directors Michael Frith and David Doyle retired.

Leading individuals

Charles Collis - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Chris Garrod - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Rising stars

Alexandra Macdonald - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Jacqueline King - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman's client base includes encompasses domestic home owners and international property developers. The group typically handles complex residential and commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, leases, property financing work, and real estate disputes and arbitrations. Counsel Francesca Fox heads up the Bermuda property department and is recommended for all aspects of commercial and residential real estate including issues that arise for non-Bermudian purchasers and lenders under The Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. Senior attorney Harry Kessaram has substantial experience across residential and commercial property transfers and major hotel real estate transactions; and associate Cynthia Millett is a noteworthy practitioner.

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 1

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman attracts praise for its assistance with the creation of private trust companies, cross-border restructurings and the modification and variation of trusts. The team also has a robust contentious trust practice, which handles the protection of family wealth from divorce and other litigation. Director Alec Anderson is global head of private client and trusts, as well as being president of the firm's Trust Services, a licensed trust company and controlled affiliate of the firm. Anderson specialises in trust and estate planning for international private clients, and advises professional trustees on trust law liability and trust structuring issues. Also recommended is Craig MacIntyre, whose practice encompasses a broad spectrum of trust, company, estate planning and asset protection opportunities; his recent experience includes advising a high-profile family on establishing multiple US foreign grantor trusts for next generation succession planning and the establishment of a family philanthropic entity. Helen Cooper also advised on the complex reorganisation of a Bermuda law trust structure to facilitate the sale of a UK retail business. Peter Pearman and Karen Corless are also key to the group, and Stephanie Bernard was promoted to counsel in 2019.

Leading individuals

Alec Anderson - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Rising stars

Stephanie Bernard - Conyers Dill & Pearman

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