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Appleby

CANON'S COURT, 22 VICTORIA STREET, PO BOX HM 1179, HAMILTON HM EX, BERMUDA
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Work +1 441 295 2244
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Fax +1 441 292 8666
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www.applebyglobal.com

Bermuda

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby's banking practice focuses on all aspects of banking law, ship and aircraft registration and finance, asset-backed finance and project and infrastructure finance, while in capital markets it fields experts in securities law, listing special purpose vehicles on international and offshore stock exchanges, IPOs, and debt and equity issuances. In corporate finance, the practice is particularly focused on clients from the financial services, insurance, technology and telecoms sectors as well as oil and gas, and natural resources, retail and manufacturing. Recent key work includes advising Marvell Technology Group on a revolving credit facility and the registration and issuance of securities to fund its $6bn acquisition of Cavium, and acting for Hiscox on a £275m note issuance, the firm's role including providing local legal and regulatory advice. The names to note are Bermuda managing partner Tim Faries, Tammy Richardson-Augustus, who is noted for capital markets and securities, secured and unsecured lending transactions, Clive Langley, who has particular expertise in advising on and structuring asset-financed transactions, Steven Rees Davies, and Tonesan Amissah. Sally Penrose, Matthew Ebbs-Brewer and Jerome Wilson were promoted to the partnership.

Leading individuals

Clive Langley - Appleby

Next generation lawyers

Jerome Wilson - Appleby

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby¬†fields lawyers with expertise in the financial services, insurance, technology and telecoms sectors, as well as oil, gas, natural resources, retail and manufacturing. Representative areas of activity include M&A, private equity transactions and investments, corporate restructuring and joint ventures and disposals; the practice also assists private and publicly listed companies, brokers, investment management companies and investment advisers with establishing investment vehicles in offshore jurisdictions. Examples of¬†high-value and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions include Alan Bossin's advice to Validus Holdings on its $5.6bn acquisition sale to American International Group. Other highlights included Clive Langley acting as Bermuda counsel to Sa√Įd Holdings, principal investment vehicle for the Sa√Įd family, on the ¬£270m sale of a Canary Wharf office building to private real estate vehicle Cheung Kei Group; and Steven Rees Davies advising Hyatt on the Bermuda aspects of its acquisition of Exhale, a wellness resort and spa company. Bermuda managing partner and Bermuda corporate group head¬†Tim Faries¬†also heads up the insurance team; Tammy Richardson-Augustus, and¬†Tonesan Amissah¬†are also highly rated.¬†Sally Penrose, Matthew Ebbs-Brewer,Gary Harris and Jerome Wilson¬†were promoted to the partnership. Gavin Woods¬†joined¬†Carey Olsen Bermuda.

Leading individuals

Tim Faries - Appleby

Next generation lawyers

Sally Penrose - Appleby

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby's practice handles minority shareholder oppression cases and frequently advises on director liabilities and corporate governance issues for boards of large Bermuda companies; the team also assists with large restructuring and insolvency matters as well as fund disputes. In other areas, Bermuda dispute resolution group head John Wasty represents reinsurers and insurers, policyholders, captives and brokers in arbitration, litigation and mediation matters. In a very high-value restructuring highlight, the team advised the Coordinating Committee, on behalf of the lenders of Seadrill Group's 13 senior secured facilities, on their rights in bankruptcy proceedings, a reorganisation plan and recognition proceedings in Bermuda. Counsel Steven White, who joined from Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited, handles trust disputes and advises on employment-related contractual disputes, employee reorganisations and executive terminations. Senior counsel John Riihiluoma is a retired partner whose practice includes reinsurance disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability actions, and shareholder and corporate disputes. Senior associate Hannah Tildesley was hired from London's St Philips Stone Chambers, while Keith Robinson and Michael Hanson left to join Carey Olsen Bermuda.

Leading individuals

John Wasty - Appleby

Next generation lawyers

Steven White - Appleby

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby's insurance and reinsurance practice advises on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of reinsurance companies. In high-value and multi-jurisdictional insurance sector-related acquisitions, the team advised Bermuda-headquartered Validus Holdings on its $5.6bn sale to American International Group. In other highlights, it advised special purpose insurer Hoplon III on its incorporation and organisation, and assisted with the formation and licensing of CICA Life Bermuda as a Class E insurer, which was set up to receive the entire international life insurance portfolio of CICA Life Insurance Company of America. Bermuda managing partner Tim Faries leads the insurance team; Alan Bossin is focused on insurance and reinsurance-related M&A deals, corporate finance, and private equity and regulatory matters; Brad Adderley practices in all reinsurance matters, particularly insurance-linked securities and alternative and collateralised reinsurance investment transactions; and John Wasty heads up the insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution team. Gary Harris was promoted to the partnership, while former counsel Gavin Woods left to join Carey Olsen Bermuda.

Leading individuals

Tim Faries - Appleby

Next generation lawyers

Gary Harris - Appleby

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby's Bermuda private client and trusts practice advises on all aspects of trust law, including the establishment, administration, restructuring and termination of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts. It provided charitable legal advice to the America’s Cup Event Authority in relation to the application of the Charities Act 2014 as it related to its affiliated charitable organisation, Endeavour Community Sailing. The 'always helpful and diligent' Vanessa Schrum is 'calm and constructive'. Counsels Michael Mello QC and Ashley Fife, along with associate Caljonah Smith, are also key contacts. Keith Robinson left to join Carey Olsen Bermuda.

Leading individuals

Vanessa Schrum - Appleby

Next generation lawyers

Ashley Fife - Appleby

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