Conyers brings home two Bermudian lawyers
Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the hire of Bermudian Scott Pearman to its Bermuda Litigation team, and to welcome Niel Jones back to the Bermuda corporate team from Conyers’ Moscow office, where he has worked since 2008.
Mr Pearman joins Conyers from Ely Place Chambers in London, where he was a barrister for 13 years specialising in commercial litigation. He provides advocacy and advice on all aspects of civil and commercial law, with a focus on dispute resolution relating to business and commerce, insurance and reinsurance, trust and chancery, employment and discrimination, arbitration, and the law relating to media and information.
Mr Pearman has particular expertise in financial misselling and professional negligence cases relating to investments, financial advisers and financial institutions. He has considerable experience in applications for interlocutory and injunctive relief including worldwide freezing orders, search and seizure orders, breach of confidence, breach of restrictive covenants and “springboard” relief arising from business theft and unlawful competition.
Mr Jones joins Conyers’ Bermuda corporate department from the firm’s Moscow office, where he has been based since its launch in 2008, having previously worked in Conyers’ Bermuda office since 2005. His practice focuses on banking and finance, capital markets, aviation and mergers and acqusitions (M&A). His clients include banks, multinational companies and private equity groups on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Most recently, Mr Jones led the Conyers team advising the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) on its US$4.5 billion merger with the Russian Trading System (RTS) stock exchange, which created one of the biggest exchanges in Europe.
John Collis, chairman of Conyers Dill & Pearman, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Scott, who has significant expertise and will be a great addition to our Litigation team. We are also delighted to welcome Niel back to Bermuda following three years in our Moscow office. Both of these lawyers position us well to build on our existing capabilities as we continue to strengthen our Bermuda offering.”