Legal 500 Recognition For Conyers Lawyers

November 13, 2020

Conyers has received top-tier rankings from the Legal 500, with the firm maintaining several rankings in Corporate & Commercial and Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Insurance/Reinsurance, and Trusts/Private Client.

A spokesperson said, “Conyers has once again been recommended as top-tier in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands in the latest Legal 500 directory rankings. The firm has maintained several rankings in Corporate & Commercial and Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Insurance/Reinsurance and Trusts/Private Client.”

Director and Chairman Christian Luthi said, “To see such impressive rankings is an achievement for the firm. The results speak directly to the quality and level of expertise we provide to clients, and supports our position as a leading international law firm.”

The spokesperson said, “Conyers Corporate & Commercial, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice groups are ranked Tier 1 in Bermuda. Our lawyers have considerable experience advising on M&A and corporate restructurings.

“The team has also seen an uptick in international asset finance transactions, particularly matters relating to shipping and aircraft financing issues; the group has key expertise in the shipping and offshore energy sectors in Norway, North America and Asia.

“The firm is also ranked Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution in Bermuda. The team is involved in a variety of the jurisdiction’s high-end and high-value disputes, with particular expertise in commercial disputes and trust litigation.

“Regularly appearing before leading Bermudan courts and in arbitration proceedings, the group is ‘used to handling large-scale litigation’; it also has particular experience acting in international restructuring, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance disputes.

“Conyers Bermuda Insurance/Reinsurance practice received a Tier 1 ranking. Clients noted the team as ‘very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance markets, including regulatory issues, market practice and corporate governance’.

“The group deals with formation, licensing and capital raising issues for new insurers, life insurers and reinsurers, as well as capital raisings, M&A activity and listing requirements for Bermudan insurers and reinsurers.

“The Private Client & Trust practice in Bermuda is ranked Tier 1. The team is regarded as ‘exceptionally strong’. Together with the firm’s litigation department, they work on a raft of the region’s high-value, cross-border trusts disputes.

“The team also advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, trustees and corporate clients on a broad range of issues, including inheritance structuring work, private investment structures, inter-generational asset transfers, pensions and regulatory law.

“The real estate team in Bermuda is instructed by international and domestic clients on major commercial real estate developments, including a large volume of residential purchases and sales. Acting for a wide range of sellers and buyers, from first-time homebuyers to high-net-worth purchasers and developers, the department also focuses on leases and property financing work.

Bermuda listed lawyers:

Corporate & Commercial

  • Graham Collis [Leading Individual]
  • Marcello Ausenda
  • Elizabeth Denman
  • Sophia Greaves
  • Neil Henderson
  • Niel Jones
  • Chiara Nannini [Next Generation Partner]
  • Jason Piney
  • Edward Rance [Rising Star]
  • David Stubbs

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

  • Graham Collis
  • Marcello Ausenda [Leading Individual]
  • Angela Atherden [Rising Star]
  • Guy Cooper
  • Sophia Greaves
  • Neil Henderson
  • Chiara Nannini
  • Jason Piney [Leading Individual]
  • Edward Rance
  • Victor Richards [Next Generation Partner]


  • Charles Collis [Leading Individual]
  • Chris Garrod [Leading Individual]
  • Sophia Greaves
  • Jacqueline King [Rising Star]
  • Alexandra Macdonald [Next Generation Partner]

Dispute Resolution

  • Jeffrey Elkinson [Leading Individual]
  • Christian Luthi [Leading Individual]
  • Ben Adamson [Leading Individual]
  • Scott Pearman
  • Rhys Williams [Rising Star]

Trusts/Private Client

  • Peter Pearman
  • Helen Cooper [Leading Individual]
  • Craig MacIntyre
  • Jeffrey Elkinson
  • Christian Luthi
  • Ben Adamson
  • Stephanie Bernard [Rising Star]
  • Nicola Bruce
  • Anna Bruce-Smith

Real Estate

  • Francesca Fox

“The Legal 500 rankings highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

“Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with legal private practice lawyers and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.”

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