Conyers Dill & Pearman boosted its Moscow office by moving senior corporate and finance lawyer Claire McConway from its Bermuda location where she was an associate.

Her move is part of the firm's effort to invest in its presence in the Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) markets and expand its international footprint.

Before Conyers, the McConway was counsel at King & Spalding in London. She has also worked with Denton Wilde Sapte and Herbert Smith. She joined the firm's Bermuda office in 2009.

McConway has considerable expertise in advising on the corporate aspects of Islamic finance deals and Shariah compliant investments. Her practice covers all aspects of corporate finance, such as public and private M&A, private equity investment, IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, cross border lending and security arrangements, and aviation finance structuring.

“Claire’s expertise gives additional strength and breadth to our practice in Moscow, which has been handling an increasing volume of work since launch," said Caroline O’Hare, managing partner of Conyers’ Moscow office. "She will play a key role in executing our strategy in the region as we continue to serve our growing client base. Our focus is on building our international offices by adding improved capabilities and the best lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. Claire’s arrival represents our commitment to building our Moscow offering and she is a welcome addition to our Moscow office.”

“Conyers is a dynamic law firm with a respected position in Moscow," McConway said. "The firm’s commitment to building its global platform appeals to me and I am excited to be part of this talented team. I look forward to developing our business in Moscow.”

Conyers’ Moscow office opened in 2008 and is the only offshore firm in Russia and the CIS that provides legal advice on the jurisdictions of BVI, Bermuda, Cayman, Mauritius and in co-operation with Antis Triantafyllides & Sons, Cyprus.

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