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Company: Conyers Dill and Pearman
Job title: Director, head of insolvency and restructuring
1992: Partner, Conyers Dill and Pearman
1985: Associate, litigation, Conyers Dill and Pearman
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
Work/home balance. When you want to be the best you can
at both, it is sometimes hard to find that balance and there
are occasions when one or the other may feel short-changed.
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
It would be something to do with cooking.
Robin Mayor is a director and head of insolvency &
restructuring in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman.
She joined Conyers in 1985 as an associate in the litigation
department, became partner in 1992 and is responsible for
Conyers’ Bermuda liquidations and restructuring practice,
both solvent and in insolvency.
Mayor advises companies, directors, regulators, investors,
creditors and liquidators in all aspects of insolvency and
restructuring. She has extensive experience dealing with
complex, multinational and cross-border reorganisations. She
has drafted numerous shareholder and creditor schemes of
arrangements for all types of companies, including solvent
and insolvent insurance companies.
In addition Mayor provides advice to banking institutions
and other large lenders regarding the exercise of their rights
under security documentation, and the appointment of
receivers and managers.
Mayor is a frequent speaker at conferences, and regularly
contributes to various industry and legal publications. She is
the co-editor of “Cross Border Judicial Cooperation in Offshore
Litigation (the British Offshore World)”. She is also recognised
as a legal expert by Chambers Global (dispute resolution), Legal
500 Caribbean (dispute resolution) and Who’s Who Legal
(insolvency and restructuring, insurance and reinsurance).
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
In the 1980s and 90s there were a number of large insurance
companies that became insolvent and I became involved with
them through liquidations.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
There have been so many. I am fortunate to say that I have
enjoyed the work that I have done for the past 32 years. It has
been varied, interesting and challenging. I have met many
people and have loved working with them. A number of
them have become personal friends. I have been able to learn
about numerous industries, including re/insurance.
“When you want to be the best you
can at both, it is sometimes hard to find
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