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Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tortola

Niel Jones

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Conyers Dill & Pearman

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Director, Corporate


Niel Jones is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Niel joined Conyers in 2005 and was based in the Moscow office from 2008 to 2011.

Niel’s practice covers corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and M&A. He advises financial institutions, multinational corporations and private equity groups on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions including financings, restructurings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.




  • University of the West of England, PgDLP (LPC), 2003
  • University of Durham, LLB, 2002
  • McGill University, BA (Hon) Economics, 1999


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Conyers Dill & Pearman has significant experience advising on IPOs, securitisation and ship and aircraft financing. The practice advised joint venture vehicle Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing Holdings on the creation, by institutional asset manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GE Capital Aviation Services, of a $2bn global aircraft financing platform for the acquisition of modern aircraft from a set of global airlines, to be leased back under long-term leases. Capital market highlights included acting for Liberty Global on the incorporation and subsequent listing of Liberty Latin America on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and OTC Market, and advising Dufry and its subsidiary Hudson on the approximately $749m IPO of Hudson's class A common shares. David Cooke has particular expertise in securities and asset financing, Graham Collis advises borrowers and lenders on cross-border financings, and Jason Piney is recommended for international asset finance transactions, including debt and equity offerings. Other key directors include Marcello Ausenda, Neil Henderson, Guy Cooper, Sophia Greaves, Niel Jones and Chiara Nannini. Victor Richards was appointed director; Edward Rance is a key associate.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Conyers Dill & Pearman has significant experience in advising on M&A, insurance and corporate restructuring. Developments include the funds team seeing a number of insurance-linked security (ILS) fund formations in 2017; fintech being a growing area for the firm's Bermuda office; and the shipping group seeing an increase in ship registrations in Bermuda. The practice continues to advise Seadrill on its group restructuring, including advice on effecting a large-scale restructuring of a Bermuda company and its group under Bermuda law, as well as parallel proceedings pursuant to a Chapter 11 filing under the US Bankruptcy Code and judicial proceedings in Bermuda. In other areas, Chris Garrod acted for Unikrn in the formation of Unikrn Bermuda and its Unikrn token sale and cryptocurrency platform; and Neil Henderson led advice, as Bermuda adviser, to Roivant Sciences (Roivant) on a $1.1bn equity investment in Roivant, led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Other recommended directors include corporate head David Cooke, Sophia Greaves, who is noted for securitisations, M&A and insurance regulation, and shipping practice head David Astwood. Also highly rated are Bermuda funds group head Dawn Griffiths, Julie McLean, Guy Cooper, Graham Collis, Marcello Ausenda and Jason Piney, along with Elizabeth Denman, Niel Jones, Chiara Nannini and the recently promoted Victor Richards. The associates to note are Kathleen Moniz and Robert Alexander.

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