Conyers Dill & Pearman has experienced continued growth over the past ten months and now boasts a complement of eleven offices, over 550 staff and more than 150 lawyers worldwide.
In December 2008 Conyers became the first offshore law firm to establish an office in Brazil, opening Conyers Dill e Pearman Servicos de Consultoria Ltda. in São Paulo paving the way for the provision of offshore legal services from Brazil. Alan Dickson will head up the São Paulo office and is joined by Partner Benjamin Dyer.
In July 2008 Conyers established a presence in Mauritius. In March 2008 Conyers also opened its Moscow office with Niel Jones relocating from the Bermuda office in June 2008.
The last 15 months have seen a rapid expansion of the Cayman team (headed by Rick Finlay), highlighted by the launch of the Cayman Islands litigation practice under Nigel Meeson QC and the addition of six lawyers.
The Singapore office was recently augmented with the elevation of Janice Oh to partner and by the addition of Brian Holdipp, who relocated from the Bermuda office. Preetha Pillai, an associate from the Singapore office, recently relocated to the Cayman Islands office on secondment. Luchmyparsad Aujayeb (Raaj) has joined the Singapore team as an associate advising on Mauritius law.
The Hong Kong office now has five partners with Vivien Fung and Piers Alexander being elevated in April 2007. The Hong Kong office has also added Japanese speaking associate.
The Dubai office has been bolstered with the addition of Kerri Lefebvre as partner while Fawaz Elmalkirejoined joined the firm as an associate and Sonia Xavier joined as an associate to advise on Mauritius law.
The London office has relocated from its Threadneedle Street offices to 10 Dominion Street and recently welcomed associate Anthony Smith, who relocated from the Bermuda office and in October Christopher Johnson-Gilbert took over from Martin Lane as managing partner.
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