Claire McConway takes up role of head of Russia and CIS practice in London

Claire McConway has relocated from Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Moscow office to its London office, where she takes up a new role as head of the Russia and CIS practice.

McConway, who has been with Conyers since 2009, is noted for her strong work on Russia and CIS corporate and finance matters.

London continues to be a hub for legal work for clients in Russia and the CIS, and McConway’s new position will allow her to continue serving Conyers’ clients in this region on matters of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law.

Prior to joining Conyers, McConway spent a number of years in corporate practice with US and UK firms in London and Paris. She is admitted to practise in Bermuda and the BVI, as well as in England and Wales (although she does not currently practise English law).

She has been at the centre of some of the year’s most noteworthy deals in the Russian market, including Baring Vostok Capital Partners’ private-equity co-investment in Karo Film, Alliance Oil Company’s $500m (£320m) Eurobond issuance and Sberbank’s $3.2bn financing to Altimo Coöperatief in connection with the conversion of the borrower’s preferred shares in Vimpelcom.