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Appleby

JAYLA PLACE, WICKHAM'S CAY 1, PO BOX 3190, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Work +1 284 393 4742
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Fax +1 284 494 7279
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https://www.applebyglobal.com

British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Appleby

Appleby is regularly instructed by major financial institutions to advise on secured syndicated facilities, project finance and asset-backed finance, including shipping and aircraft financing; the team also assists with capital markets deals and is experienced in derivatives. BVI managing partner Jeffrey Kirk is also the global head of the firm's Islamic finance practice group. Other recommended advisers include David Clark, who frequently acts for major European, US and Asian banks and multinationals on complex, cross-border financing structures; and Andrew Jowett, who is particularly focused on representing clients in the mining, oil and gas, energy, and natural resources sectors.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Appleby

Appleby fields lawyers with substantial experience in M&A and restructuring and who have sector experience in energy and natural resources, infrastructure and insurance. The team advised a private equity and investment advisory firm on the regulatory aspects of the acquisition of a provider of specialist business services. BVI corporate department head Jeffrey Kirk advises on public and private M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, investment funds, private equity, (re)insurance and other corporate-related matters. The other key contacts are David Clark and Andrew Jowett.

Leading individuals

Jeffrey Kirk - Appleby

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby's practice is best known for shareholder disputes and insolvency work; the team has also experienced an increase in fraud and asset-tracing work, particularly from Russia and the former CIS states, and is increasingly active in trusts litigation. The team acted for Stockman Interhold in long-running litigation involving the ownership of shares in a Ukrainian shopping mall; it also defended the eighth defendant against a substantial fraud claim that was brought by former employer Eurochem, alleging that he received bribes and channelled them through a network of BVI companies. Andrew Willins  is highly rated; Olwyn Barry, who splits her time between the BVI and Jersey offices, and Justin Davis are experienced senior associates.

Leading individuals

Andrew Willins - Appleby

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

Appleby

Frequently instructed by blue-chip trust institutions, Appleby's BVI 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. The team worked alongside London solicitors and counsel in a complex piece of trusts litigation; this involved securing the dismissal of claims that a deed of appointment by which trust assets appointed to the firm's client should be set aside. The practice's contentious trusts work is headed by Andrew Willins, while non-contentious trusts advice is provided by BVI-admitted trusts practitioners, who practice from Cayman and are led by global practice group head Carlos de Serpa Pimentel.

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