Kevin Butler has been appointed partner in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman (CD&P), the international offshore law firm announced in a press release.
Mr. Butler joined the Cayman office in July of 2004 and was called to the Cayman bar in August 2004. Prior to moving to Cayman, he spent seven years with CD&P’s Bermuda office. Mr. Butler’s practice includes all aspects of corporate and commercial law, specializing in securitizations, reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Butler graduated in 1987 from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics and obtained his LLB in 1993 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining CD&P, he worked for the Canadian law firm of Stikeman Elliott in their Vancouver and Montreal offices.
‘I am very impressed with the sophistication of the infrastructure and the regulatory authorities, who are clearly dedicated to keeping Cayman at the forefront of international business,’ Mr. Butler commented.
On a personal note, Mr. Butler noted, ‘I have enjoyed settling into life in Cayman with my wife and young daughter, and have been amazed at the strong sense of community and the resilience of the residents of Cayman, particularly following Hurricane Ivan.’
Rick Finlay, partner and head of the Cayman office said, ‘This promotion to partner is a deserved reflection of Kevin’s contribution to the success of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Kevin’s corporate expertise, coupled with his proven understanding of the nuances of offshore legal practice, will continue to provide our clients the access to quality offshore advice they have come to expect from CD&P.’
CD&P was established in Bermuda in 1928. With a complement of over 400 staff, the firm is headquartered in Bermuda and has operations in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and the Cayman Islands. CD&P advises on the laws of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Cayman Islands.
CD&P is affiliated with a global network of licensed trust companies under the umbrella of Codan Trust which undertake a broad range of company formation and secretarial services as well as trust administration.
The company also announced that Christopher Garrod and Peter Pearman will be admitted to the partnership in CD&P’s Bermuda office.