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Conyers Dill & Pearman

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

Elizabeth Denman

Tel:
Work +1 441 278 7842
Email:
Web:
www.conyers.com/people/view/elizabeth-denman/
Conyers Dill & Pearman

Work Department

Coorporate

Position

Director, Coporate

Career

Elizabeth Denman is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. She joined Conyers in 2009 after spending nine years as the leader of the investment funds practice at another Bermuda law firm. She has extensive and in-depth experience in all aspects of corporate, commercial and securities law, with particular emphasis and expertise in structuring investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity vehicles, partnerships, closed ended funds, master and feeder structures and insurance linked securities funds. She has also advised both investment managers and investors on investment fund insolvencies and work outs.

Prior to arriving in Bermuda, her experience included working as Head of Listings at the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and as legal counsel to the Toronto Stock Exchange. She also spent several years in private practice in Toronto, Canada specialising in securities transactions and IPOs, particularly in the mining and natural resource sectors. She earned a BA (hons) from the University of Toronto, Canada and an LLB from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Ms. Denman was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1996 and to the Bar of Bermuda in 2002.

Languages

English

Member

  • Member, Bermuda Business Development Agency - Asset Management Section
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Bermuda Bar Association

Education

  • Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, LLB, 1994
  • University of Toronto, Hons. BA, 1991


Bermuda

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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