Conyers Dill & Pearman hires four new attorneys to its BVI office

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office has recently added four attorneys. Joining the corporate group are James Baillieu and Oliver Richardson, with Adam Hinks and Murray Laing starting in the litigation and restructuring team.

Baillieu joins Conyers from Covington & Burling in London and brings with him 10 years of experience advising on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities offerings, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and group-wide restructurings, principally across the branded goods, clean-tech, life sciences, renewables and technology sectors.

With previous experience servicing clients from London, Dubai and, most recently, the BVI, Richardson is well positioned to advise Conyers’ clients, including international investment banks, private equity houses and investment managers, on a variety of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional banking, finance and M&A matters. He has particular expertise working on metal and mining projects as well as emerging market export finance. He joins from Jones Day.

A skilled litigator with a range of experience in offshore and cross-border matters, Hinks provides counsel on civil and commercial disputes, fraud matters, financial disputes, arbitrations, enforcement proceedings, mediations, interlocutory applications, shareholder disputes and insolvency matters. He regularly works with international legal teams on obtaining urgent interim relief.

With more than eight years’ experience, Laing has advised on a range of commercial and civil litigation matters, including multi-jurisdictional disputes, fraud and asset tracing claims, shareholder disputes, insolvency and urgent interim relief. He joins Conyers from a London-based litigation firm.