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

Bermuda

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

Appleby

Appleby regularly advises ship and aircraft owners, lessors and lessees, and joint venture and project developers on all matters related to banking, international real estate and asset finance. The team's expertise encompasses syndicated loan facilities, reviewing facility and security documentation, regulatory advice, and acting on the financing of power projects, telecoms ventures, and oil and gas projects globally. The group also assists with a range of emerging technologies including blockchain, virtual currencies, financial technologies, and digital technology and e-commerce products. In a recent highlight, the team advised China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings on the local law aspects of China Aircraft Global's $790m senior secured commercial aircraft portfolio financing. The names to note are Bermuda managing partner Tim Faries, Tammy Richardson-Augustus, Clive Langley, Jerome Wilson , Gary Harris and counsel Tiffany Boys. David Clark recently moved to Bermuda from the firm's BVI office; he is an expert in banking, project finance, capital markets, structured finance and restructuring matters.

Leading individuals

Clive Langley - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Jerome Wilson - Appleby

Rising stars

Tiffany Boys - Appleby

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby is praised for its 'responsiveness, technical skills, commerciality, knowledge of the client's business and familiarity with the structures and transactions'. The practice regularly assists global FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies with strategic growth and restructuring initiatives, and clients also benefit from the group's expertise across the insurance, banking, technology, funds, transport, energy and natural resources sectors, regulatory and corporate finance work and extensive M&A experience. In recent highlights, the team advised Fabian Bello on his purchase of a majority interest in Longtail Aviation, a Bermudian-based charter jet operator; and acted as Bermuda counsel to Rewire and Vida on the launch of new insurance-linked securities manager, Merion Square. Bermuda managing partner Tim Faries leads the Bermuda corporate and insurance groups; other key advisers include insurance and reinsurance expert Alan Bossin, Clive Langley, who has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law; joint global head of technology and innovation Steven Rees Davies, and Sally Penrose, who specialises in the structuring, management and operation of investment funds. Matthew Ebbs-Brewer and Jerome Wilson are also highly regarded, while Josephine Noddings is the senior associate to note. David Clark joined the Bermuda corporate practice group from the firm's BVI office.

Leading individuals

Tim Faries - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Sally Penrose - Appleby

Rising stars

Josephine Noddings - Appleby

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby fields 'an excellent offshore litigation team that is responsive but also self-sufficient, easy to deal with and takes its place in a multi-jurisdictional group'. The practice is highly regarded locally and internationally for its advice to major Bermuda and global corporations on litigation, insolvency and regulatory issues, alongside its ability to handle large trust matters. Other areas of contentious expertise include fund, insurance and employment disputes. John Wasty was recently appointed global co-head of the dispute resolution practice group; senior counsel John Riihiluoma focuses on reinsurance disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability actions, and shareholder and corporate disputes; and recently promoted partner Steven White leads the trust and employment and immigration teams. Hannah Tildesley was promoted to counsel.

Leading individuals

John Wasty - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Steven White - Appleby

Rising stars

Hannah Tildesley - Appleby

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby's insurance and reinsurance practice is widely praised for its advice on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as its assistance to managers and brokers based in offshore jurisdictions. On the contentious side, the insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution team, led by John Wasty, has been involved in numerous disputes, representing a range of parties in high-value arbitration, litigation and mediation matters including reinsurers and insurers, insureds, captives and brokers. In a transactional highlight, Alan Bossin acted as Bermuda counsel for Aspen Insurance Holdings during a competitive sale process. Bermuda managing partner Tim Faries leads the team and handles insurance company capital raisings, M&A, public listings and the establishment and licencing of alternative risk financing vehicles; he also assists captive insurance companies in established and emerging markets. Also highly regarded are Brad Adderley, Gary Harris and counsel Matthew Carr.

Leading individuals

Brad Adderley - Appleby

Tim Faries - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Gary Harris - Appleby

Rising stars

Matthew Carr - Appleby

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

Appleby

Handling contentious and non-contentious trust matters, Appleby's 'trusts and private client team is fantastic; it is very approachable and technically able, always turns work around quickly, and takes a commercial approach'. The practice advises on all aspects of trust law including the establishment, administration, restructuring and termination of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts; it is also frequently instructed by blue-chip trust institutions. Bermuda private client and trusts practice head Vanessa Schrum 'always finds solutions for clients' and has extensive experience advising ultra-high-net-worth clients in the UK, Middle and Far East, and Europe. Recently promoted partner Steven White leads the trust disputes team; John Riihiluoma has significant contentious trust experience; and counsel Michael Mello QC regularly assists with wills, estates and trusts. Caljonah Smith is the associate to note, while former counsel Ashley Fife departed to Carey Olsen.

Leading individuals

Vanessa Schrum - Appleby

Rising stars

Caljonah Smith - Appleby

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