Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman hosted a launch function in São Paulo last week to celebrate the formation of its Brazil partnership, headed by Alan Dickson, who is joined in São Paulo by partner Benjamin Dyer.
Commenting on the significance of Conyers’ São Paulo partnership to the Cayman Islands, Richard Finlay, said: ‘Having Alan Dickson and Benjamin Dyer on the ground in São Paulo is a major boon for the Cayman Islands, as they will provide a conduit for Brazil business, opening up new sources of work for the jurisdiction as they funnel work to the island.’
Over 100 of São Paulo’s senior legal and business executives attended the event, held on May 21, 2009 at the newly re-opened Casa Fasano Jardins on Haddock Lobo. In attendance from Conyers were partners from the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda offices.
While addressing the audience John Collis spoke of the firm’s international growth. Over the past decade, Conyers has seen a marked increase in the use of offshore structures by South and Latin American clients, as well as clients seeking to do business in those regions. The decision to open in São Paulo is part of the firm’s strategy of positioning itself in the world’s leading financial centres in order to provide responsive, timely and thorough advice to clients.
Alan Dickson, managing partner of Conyers’ São Paulo office, commented: ‘We are pleased to have the regulatory approval to move ahead with the São Paulo office, which will facilitate even greater personal contact with our clients.’
The new São Paulo office is located on Rua Jeronimo Da Veiga, 384 and will provide general corporate, company and commercial advice, with particular emphasis on investment funds, public company listings, initial public offerings and holding company incorporations providing clients with direct access to the Cayman Islands.
The addition of Conyers’ São Paulo office reinforces the firm’s strength and global reach as a leading provider of offshore legal services. Conyers provides offshore legal advice from eleven different locations worldwide.