Conyers names new chief operating officer

11/01/2018 News Team

International law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has named Paul Naylor as its new chief operating officer. Mr Naylor will assume the role on 1 April 2018, succeeding Stephen DeSilva who is set to retire on 31 March, after more than 25 years with the firm.


“Conyers is a leading international law firm and I am delighted to be joining the management team and working across the global network to contribute to the firm’s success”, said Mr Naylor.


Mr Naylor has extensive experience in operational roles. Prior to joining Conyers, he worked at Linklaters for over 10 years, most recently as business manager for its global dispute resolution division and chief operating officer for its India practice.


“We would like to thank Stephen for his contributions to Conyers. He has had a positive impact on all areas of the firm’s operations and he will be missed when he leaves us in March”, said Christian Luthi, director and chairman of Conyers.


He continued, “We are pleased to welcome Paul and look forward to working with him to ensure the continued smooth running of the firm and fully expect that he will play a key role in helping us fulfil our strategic objectives and build on our place as a leader in our market”.


“It is an exciting time at Conyers. Paul brings a great deal of business savvy to the role and an innovative new approach in a rapidly changing market is key to differentiating the firm. I wish him every success going forward”, added Mr DeSilva.

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