David Clark > Appleby > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX HM 1179

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

Appleby is ‘extremely professional and its response times are very quick‘. The BVI office is recognised for its corporate and M&A and corporate restructuring expertise, and fields specialists in the shipping, aviation, energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Jeffrey Kirk is the corporate department head, Andrew Jowett leads the natural resources and mining team, and senior associate  Rebecca Jack has particular expertise in private equity mandates. Robert Varley, who was the funds head at Guernsey law firm Babbé LLP, joined the BVI office, while David Clark relocated to the Bermuda office.

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Appleby fields specialists in secured syndicated facilities, asset and project finance (including shipping and aircraft financing), and derivatives work. BVI managing partner Jeffrey Kirk is also the corporate department head and handles capital markets and banking and finance issues, and Andrew Jowett is particularly focused on clients in the energy and natural resources, mining, and oil and gas sectors. Robert Varley, former funds head at Guernsey firm Babbé LLP, joined the BVI office, while David Clark relocated to the firm’s Bermuda office.

Bermuda > Corporate and commercial

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.

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

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 FariesTammy 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.