Firm profile submitted by Conyers Dill & Pearman
Co-Chairs: Narinder Hargun (Bermuda Office), David Lamb (Hong Kong Office)
Heads of Offices: David Cooke (Head of Corporate, Bermuda Office), Narinder Hargun (Head of Litigation, Bermuda Office), Alec Anderson (Global Head of Private Client & Trust), Mark Forte (Head of British Virgin Islands Office), Kevin Butler (Head of Cayman Islands Office), Fawaz Elmalki (Head of Dubai Office), Christopher Bickley (Head of Hong Kong Office), Linda Martin (Head of London Office), Stephen Scali (Head of Mauritius Office), Alan Dickson (Head of Singapore Office)
Number of partners: 62
Number of lawyers: 136
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bahasa Malaysia, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Memon, Portuguese, Taiwanese, Urdu.
Founded in 1928, Conyers Dill & Pearman is an international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Mauritius laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The firm’s expertise includes corporate law and finance including investment funds and private equity, equity and debt capital markets, M&A, banking and finance (conventional and Islamic), asset finance including shipping and aircraft finance, restructuring and workouts, the formation of entities including companies and partnerships, corporate governance and insurance and reinsurance.
The firm’s lawyers act for the majority of Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance companies and are heavily involved in the formation and structuring of new Bermuda insurance companies. They are also integrally involved in the burgeoning Cayman Islands insurance industry, which boasts the second largest domiciliation rate for captives after Bermuda. In addition, they provide insurance advice in the British Virgin Islands, which continues to grow as it shifts in focus to more varied and sophisticated segments of the insurance market. Conyers’ insurance practice is complemented by experienced corporate, trust and litigation lawyers, and its litigators regularly provide expert advice in substantial insurance and reinsurance litigation.
The funds team provides advice on fund structures (including Shari’a-compliant funds) and asset classes including hedge funds, private equity funds and property and infrastructure funds. The team advises asset managers and investors on fund formation and structuring (including constitutional and contractual documentation) and assists with incorporation, registered office and secretarial services, regulation and compliance, as well as restructuring, liquidation, insolvency and winding up of funds.
Conyers’ M&A and joint venture practice group advises on significant offshore transactions and financing matters. Conyers is the market leader for offshore IPOs, advising clients listing on all major exchanges. Lawyers provide specialist advice on all stages of the listing process from pre-IPO restructuring, formation of the listing vehicle and listing day.
The firm’s lawyers are at the forefront of offshore airfinance and shipping, representing airlines, leasing companies, shipowners, credit agencies and export-import banks and lenders on cross-border transactions.
Conyers’ litigators appear in leading decisions before the courts and in global, multi-billion dollar disputes. Insolvency and restructuring experience includes corporate bankruptcy, reorganisations and liquidations.
Specialising in contentious and non-contentious work, the private client team’s experience includes creation and reorganisation of trusts and corporate structures for preservation of client capital and succession planning of ownership structures for family businesses. Trust litigators support the team in substantial trust litigation, acting for trustees, protectors and beneficiaries.
Conyers Client Services is an affiliate of global law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman. It provides a range of corporate administration, secretarial, trust and company management services and works in partnership with international clients, financial institutions, investment funds, high net worth individuals and others.
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance/ Reinsurance
- Investment Funds
- Litigation & Restructuring
- Private Client & Trust
- Private Equity & Venture Capital