Conyers promotes six attorneys to role of partner or director

Conyers Dill & Pearman has promoted six attorneys to the role of partner or director.

Promoted lawyers by office include:

Guy Cooper
Neil Henderson

British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Jerry Samuel

Cayman Islands
Tania Dons
Richard Fear

Preetha Pillai

Cooper advises public and private entities, financial institutions and private equity firms on corporate finance, initial public offerings, acquisitions, reorganisations and other general corporate and commercial matters pertaining to Bermuda law. He is also a key member of Conyers’ shipping practice and previously worked in the firm’s Dubai office.

Henderson’s practice includes all aspects of Bermuda corporate and commercial law, including public companies, partnerships, the formation of funds, exempted companies and other investment vehicles as well as the acquisition, continuation, amalgamation and reorganisation of public and private companies. He is also highly regarded for his private equity expertise.

An experienced litigator based in Convers’ BVI office, Samuel has a practice that covers all aspects of commercial and civil litigation, including insolvency, cross-border relief/assistance, contractual disputes, urgent interim relief, shareholder disputes, enforcement of judgments and security and asset tracing. He works closely with international legal teams on a regular basis on various types of multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Dons’ practice covers a broad range of general corporate, finance and insurance work with a particular focus on investment funds. She works extensively with hedge and private equity fund managers and their onshore counsel on all aspects of the establishment, maintenance, restructuring and financing of offshore investment funds in the Cayman Islands. Dons represents large financial institutions and investment managers, as well as boutique and start-up managers.

Fear of the firm’s Cayman office is an internationally recognised attorney whose practice covers a broad range of corporate, finance and funds work, with particular focus on corporate finance, M&A, stock exchange listings, private equity, structured finance and corporate reorganisations. His client base includes international banks, investment managers and international corporate groups.

Pillai advises on Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands corporate, securities and funds matters from Conyers’ Singapore office. Her work includes advising on equity and debt issues, initial public offerings and stock exchange listings, privatisations and de-listings, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and direct investments, financings and capital reductions. Pillai also assists clients with setting up mutual and private equity funds.