Conyers continues its expansion of its Cayman Islands corporate practice with the hire of Barnabas Finnigan as counsel. Barnabas advises a broad range of international banks and financial institutions, corporations and investors in connection with complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
An experienced attorney, he has an extensive understanding of aircraft and ship financing transactions and regularly assists ship-owners, airlines, lessors, operators and financiers with the Cayman Islands law aspects of acquisition, financing and leasing transactions for commercial and private aircraft, helicopters, commercial vessels and yachts, managing local ship and aircraft mortgage registrations and advising on local security aspects of these transactions. He also has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and structured finance transactions as well as Cayman Islands Stock Exchange listings. His appointment comes during a time of growth for the firm and follows a large number of strategic appointments across the firm's corporate and litigation practices.
Barnabas joins a highly regarded team with recognised experience in a wide range of corporate and finance matters including asset and structured finance, and fund finance transactions.
"We are delighted to expand our Cayman corporate team with the addition of Barnabas." said Matthew Stocker, Partner and head of the Cayman Islands corporate practice. "He is well known in the market and brings a wealth of experience that complements and enhances the firm's current offerings."
Prior to joining Conyers, Barnabas worked with Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in London and Hong Kong and Norton Rose in London and in the finance practice of Maples Group in the Cayman Islands.