Sheba Raza is counsel in Carey Olsen's global corporate and finance practice, based in London. She practises Bermuda and BVI law.
Sheba has a diverse practice acting for a range of global financial institutions, public/private companies across the energy, insurance, real estate and financial services sectors as well as high net worth individuals. She advises clients on a wide variety of Bermuda and BVI corporate, finance and restructuring transactions.
Sheba specialises in finance matters with expertise in asset finance, capital markets, derivatives, general corporate lending, insurance finance, real estate finance and structured finance. She also has experience in segregated account company structures, cross-border acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and equity investment transactions.
Having been appointed as a director in 2015, Sheba is currently Vice-Chair of The Bermuda Society (a non-profit platform to promote and strengthen business and cultural links between Bermuda, the City of London and other international finance centres) organising and hosting a number of Bermuda related seminars, workshops and events. She regularly moderates and participates in Bermuda-focused conferences across a variety of subjects.
Sheba has been consistently recognised each year since 2013 for her offshore expertise by Legal 500 and since 2014 by both the Global and UK versions of Chambers & Partners being praised most recently by Chambers Global for her 'tremendous experience' and as someone who helps to 'look for solutions rather than simply identifying problems'. She is also the only London based individual ranked in the 'Foreign expertise based abroad' section of the Bermuda rankings. Sheba is also recognised by IFLR 1000 as a notable practitioner for Bermuda and BVI financial and corporate advice.
Before joining Carey Olsen in 2020, Sheba was counsel at Conyers' London office where she practised Bermuda and BVI law. Prior to moving her legal focus offshore, she practised English law in the City of London with the corporate and banking teams of CMS Nabarro Olswang LLP, White & Case LLP (including completing banking secondments at both Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas SA) and Milbank LLP.
Sheba was admitted as an English solicitor in 1999, as a registered associate to the Bermuda Bar in 2007 and to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) in 2012.