Promoted: Sophia Greaves
5 January 2024News

'Generational talent' Sophia Greaves to head Conyers Bermuda re/insurance practice

Top Bermuda law firm Conyers has promoted Sophia Greaves to the head of insurance and reinsurance within the firm’s Bermuda corporate practice.

Greaves, who has been with the leading offshore law firm since 2010 and a director since 2016, succeeds Charles Collis in the role.

Prior to joining Conyers, Greaves practised as an insurance lawyer in both London and Hong Kong. Sophia’s wealth of knowledge includes specialising in securitisations, mergers and acquisitions and (re)insurance transactions.

The firm said: “In particular, she advises on the formation, licensing and ongoing regulatory requirements for Bermuda captives and commercial insurers. Sophia has demonstrated a track record of excellence having established a broad client base spanning a number of insurers and insurance groups.”

“We are delighted to announce Sophia’s promotion as the new Head of the Bermuda Insurance & Reinsurance practice,” said Marcello Ausenda, Director and Head of the Bermuda Corporate Practice. “Sophia is a generational talent – she is a market leading lawyer who has earned the confidence and trust of her clients and colleagues alike. As a natural leader there is no better person to take the helm of our leading insurance practice at this exciting time.

“Sophia is a most worthy successor to Charles Collis who has been instrumental in building the jurisdiction’s largest and leading insurance and reinsurance practice.”

Sophia has been recognised by pre-eminent legal directories including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. She has been ranked as an up and coming lawyer in insurance for the last two years by Chambers and Partners and as a rising star by Legal 500.

The law firm added: “As the first female lawyer in her new role, Sophia is a role model to women in law and in the insurance industry.”

Greaves said: “I am honoured to take on the role of Head of Insurance & Reinsurance at Conyers. We have a talented, deep bench of lawyers in our team who have been recognised as leading individuals in the insurance industry across areas of expertise. I am excited for us to build on our strengths as a team as we aim to continue to provide effective, commercial solutions for our clients.”

The Insurance & Reinsurance team will also continue to benefit from the counsel of Charles Collis who has, over the last 30 + years, made a significant contribution to the Bermuda insurance industry, the law firm said.




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