Conyers’ BVI office welcomes four new attorneys


Conyers Dill & Pearman’s British Virgin Islands office has recently added four new attorneys, further strengthening its internationally recognised Corporate and Litigation practices. Joining the Corporate group are James Baillieu and Oliver Richardson, with Adam Hinks and Murray Laing rounding out the Litigation & Restructuring team.

“The BVI office has an excellent reputation for advising a diverse client base on innovative and complex cross-border legal matters,” said Robert Briant, Head of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s BVI office. “The addition of four experienced lawyers further enhances our ability to provide outstanding client service and legal advice.”

James Baillieu joins Conyers from Covington & Burling LLP in London, and brings with him 10 years of experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, 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, Oliver Richardson is well-positioned to advise Conyers’ clients, including international investment banks, private equity houses and investment managers, on a wide 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. Oliver joins Conyers from Jones Day.

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

With over eight years’ experience, Murray Laing has advised on a broad 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.

“These hires represent a new wave of growth for our office,” said Mark Forte, Head of Litigation & Restructuring in Conyers’ BVI office. “We’re pleased to welcome James, Oliver, Adam and Murray, and appreciate the strength and depth they bring to the Firm.”

Conyers’ BVI office is highly regarded for its corporate, and litigation and restructuring work. In the past year, the office has advised on a number of noteworthy matters, including the high-profile US$55 billion TNK-BP sale.