EX-5.1 4 d821884dex51.htm EX-5.1 EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

November 8, 2019

Matter No.:357253

Doc Ref: 16277003

+1 441 298 7861


Urovant Sciences Ltd.

Suite 1, 3rd Floor

11-12 St James’s Square

London SW1Y 4LB

United Kingdom

Dear Sirs,

Urovant Sciences Ltd. (the “Company”)

We have acted as special legal counsel in Bermuda to the Company in connection with a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on November 8, 2019 (the “Registration Statement”, which term does not include any other document or agreement whether or not specifically referred to therein or attached as an exhibit or schedule thereto) relating to the shelf registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) of the Company’s common shares, par value US$0.000037453 each (“Common Shares”), preference shares (“Preference Shares” and, together with Common Shares, “Equity Securities”, which term includes any Common Shares or Preference Shares to be issued pursuant to the conversion, exchange or exercise of any other Securities), debt securities, and warrants to purchase Common Shares, Preference Shares or debt securities (collectively, the “Securities”).

For the purposes of giving this opinion, we have examined a copy of the Registration Statement. We have also reviewed the memorandum of association and the bye-laws of the Company (together, the “Constitutional Documents”), each certified by the Secretary of the Company on November 8, 2019, a copy of minutes of a meeting of the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) held on October 3, 2019 (the “Minutes”), and an officer’s certificate dated as of the date hereof confirming that the Minutes were passed at one or more duly convened, constituted and quorate meetings, or by unanimous written resolutions, remain in full force and effect and have not been rescinded or amended, and such other documents and made such enquiries as to questions of law as we have deemed necessary in order to render the opinion set forth below.

We have assumed (a) the genuineness and authenticity of all signatures and the conformity to the originals of all copies (whether or not certified) examined by us and the authenticity and completeness of the originals from which such copies were taken; (b) that where a document has been examined by us in draft form, it will be or has been executed and/or filed in the form of that draft, and where a number of drafts of a document have been examined by us all changes thereto have been marked or otherwise drawn to our attention; (c) the accuracy and completeness of all factual representations made in the Registration Statement and other documents reviewed by us; (d) that the resolutions contained in the Minutes were passed at one or more duly convened, constituted and quorate meetings or by unanimous written resolutions, remain in full force and effect and have not been, and will not be, rescinded or amended; (e)

that the Constitutional Documents will not be amended in any manner that would affect the opinions expressed herein; (f) that there is no provision of the law of any jurisdiction, other than Bermuda, which would have any implication in relation to the opinions expressed herein; (g) that the Company will have sufficient authorized capital to effect the issue of any of the Equity Securities at the time of issuance, whether as a principal issue or on the conversion, exchange or exercise of any Securities; (h) that the Company’s shares will be listed on an appointed stock exchange, as defined in the Companies Act 1981, as amended, which includes Nasdaq; (i) that the form and terms of any and all Preference Shares will not violate the Constitutional Documents nor any applicable law, regulation, order or decree in Bermuda; (j) that all necessary corporate action will be taken to authorise and approve any issuance of Securities (including, if Preference Shares are to be issued, all necessary corporate action to establish one or more series of Preference Shares and fix the designation, powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof), the terms of the offering thereof and related matters, and that the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement will be duly approved, executed and delivered by or on behalf of the Company and all other parties thereto; (k) that the issuance and sale of and payment for the Securities will be in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement duly approved by the Board and the Registration Statement (including the prospectus set forth therein and any applicable supplement thereto); (l) that, upon the issue of any Equity Securities, the Company will receive consideration for the full issue price thereof which shall be equal to at least the par value thereof.

“Non-assessability” is not a legal concept under Bermuda law, but when we describe the Common Shares and/or Preference Shares herein as being “non-assessable” we mean, subject to any contrary provision in any agreement between the Company and any one of its members holding any of the Common Shares and Preference Shares (but only with respect to such member), that no further sums are payable with respect to the issue of such shares and no member shall be bound by an alteration in the Constitutional Documents after the date upon which it became a member if and so far as the alteration requires such member to take or subscribe for additional Common Shares or Preference Shares or in any way increases its liability to contribute to the share capital of, or otherwise pay money to, the Company.

We have made no investigation of and express no opinion in relation to the laws of any jurisdiction other than Bermuda. This opinion is to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Bermuda and is limited to and is given on the basis of the current law and practice in Bermuda. This opinion is issued solely for the purposes of the filing of the Registration Statement and the issuance of the Securities by the Company as described in the Registration Statement and is not to be relied upon in respect of any other matter.

On the basis of and subject to the foregoing, we are of the opinion that:



The Company is duly incorporated and existing under the laws of Bermuda in good standing (meaning solely that it has not failed to make any filing with any Bermuda governmental authority or pay any Bermuda government fee or tax which would make it liable to be struck off the Register of Companies and thereby cease to exist under the laws of Bermuda).



Upon the due issuance of Common Shares and/or Preference Shares and payment of the consideration therefor, such Common Shares and/or Preference Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.



We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our firm under the caption “Legal Matters” in the prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not hereby admit that we are experts within the meaning of Section 11 of the Securities Act or that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

Yours faithfully,

/s/ Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited