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Within Banking and finance, Appleby is a third tier firm,

Appleby’s ‘advice is relevant and insightful’. The team acted as Jersey counsel to the senior and mezzanine agent on the £555m financing of Cinven’s £1bn acquisition of CPA Global. Wendy Benjamin is recommended; James Gaudin ‘displays great knowledge’; and Alastair Drummond is ‘client driven’.

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Within Commercial property, Appleby is a first tier firm,

The ‘effective’ team at Appleby recently advised Dandara in relation to the development of its Langtry Gardens retirement village development. Tim Hart is ‘at the top of his game’, and Andrew Pim is also well regarded. Georgina Cook joined Bois Bois.

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Within Corporate and commercial, Appleby is a second tier firm,

Appleby recently assisted AnaCap Financial Partners, a London-based private equity firm, in relation to its agreement to acquire the international division of IFG Group, a financial services group. Mark Lewis is ‘technically good, and user friendly’.

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Within Dispute resolution, Appleby is a second tier firm,

The team at Appleby has ‘top-level understanding of issues’. It recently acted for a Jersey company in a shareholder action seeking the enforcement of redemption and information obligations. Fraser Robertson is ‘competent and down to earth’; Gillian Robinson is ‘thorough’; and Michael Cushing is ‘hugely impressive’. David Benest left to establish David Benest Law.

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Within Investment funds, Appleby is a third tier firm,

Appleby’s ‘commercially focused’ team acted on the formation of Wellington Partners Ventures’ fourth life science fund as a non-domiciled fund in Jersey. Andrew Weaver ‘will provide prompt information over the phone rather than looking into matters and reverting’. Mark Lewis is also a key contact.

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Within Private client, trusts and tax, Appleby is a second tier firm,

Appleby delivers ‘user-friendly advice’. The team provides trust services to high-net-worth individuals, international private banks and trust companies, advising on the establishment, restructuring and winding-up of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts. It also works closely with the firm’s trust litigators. Naomi Rive is ‘extremely knowledgeable in all areas of trust law’, and litigator Fraser Robertson has ‘immense knowledge and understanding of trusts, trustees and protectors’. Marc Guillaume is also well regarded.

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Within Structured finance and securitisation, Appleby is a second tier firm,

The team at Appleby is ‘capable and easy to work with’, and recently advised an independent provider of exchange-traded products on the Jersey aspects of its launch. James Gaudin is recommended.

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Jersey: Overview

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