Conyers grows private client practice

Conyers
Dill & Pearman has hired trust attorney David Pytches to its Cayman Trust
& Private Client practice.

Mr.
Pytches has over 10 years’ experience in trusts and succession law and will
focus on all aspects of non-contentious private client and trusts law, the law
firm announced in a press statement.

He
will advise institutional and private
clients on the establishment of trusts for
estate planning purposes, reserved powers trusts, STAR
trusts, PTC structures, the powers
and obligations of trustees, the rights of beneficiaries and the functions of
protectors and enforcers.

Mr. Pytches also has specialist
expertise in preparing wills and advising on cross-border succession matters
and on the uses of trusts in commercial contexts, including share trusts and
unit trusts.

Commenting on his move to Conyers, Mr. Pytches said: “The Cayman Islands
is a leading jurisdiction for the establishment of private and commercial
trusts. I was attracted to Conyers because it has one of the most highly
regarded and experienced trust teams in the offshore arena, and I look forward
to being part of its burgeoning Cayman Islands practice.”

The
hire follows the launch of Conyers’ Cayman Islands Private Client practice in
September 2009.

Led
by Caymanian partner Sara Collins, the new practice provides specialist advice
on all aspects of Cayman Islands trust law to Cayman licensed trustees and clients,
including high net worth individuals’ worldwide and corporate and commercial
trusts.

Since launching the practice Ms.
Collins has worked closely
with Alec Anderson, Global Head of Trust and Private Client, and partner
Nigel Meeson Q.C. in the Cayman Islands, to oversee its growth.

The team has actively developed business for Codan
Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Conyers’ Cayman trust company, which is headed
by Sharon Pierson.

Richard Finlay, Managing Partner of Conyers’
Cayman Islands office, commented: “Theintroduction
of our private client practice in the Cayman Islands marks a notable step in
our growth in the Cayman Islands and the hire of each of these lawyers is a
strong endorsement of our direction. We can now provide Cayman Islands advice on
corporate law, litigation and private client matters.”

On 13
May Conyers will host its 2nd Annual Conyers Trust Forum in London,
where lawyers from the Cayman trust team will deliver a series of interactive
presentations about the advantages of Cayman as a jurisdiction to the London
luxury wealth market.

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