Mr Brad Adderley > Appleby > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

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Bermuda Managing Partner


Brad Adderley is the Bermuda Managing Partner and has overall responsibility for managing the operations of Appleby’s Bermuda office. He is also the Bermuda Group Head of the Corporate department and the Insurance and Reinsurance global sector leader. Brad was appointed to these positions in January 2022. Brad has been a member of the Insurance team for over 25 years.

He has extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance market and specialises in ILS and alternative collateralised reinsurance investment transactions. He has advised clients on a wide range of transactions including catastrophe bonds, special purpose insurers, sidecars, life insurance securitisations, and other fully collateralised structures. Brad is also a member of Appleby’s global Technology & Innovation group, providing comprehensive advice in connection with all aspects of digital asset issuances and the carrying on of digital asset business.

Brad is recognised for his significant contribution to Bermuda’s reinsurance sector in Bermuda’s Risk Transfer Hall of Fame.



Brad sits on the steering committee of ILS Bermuda, the trade association for the ILS industry in Bermuda.


  • College of Law, Guildford, England
  • Wake Forest University

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

Under the leadership of Brad Adderley, the Appleby team, described as ‘extremely responsive and efficient’, serves major banks and financial institutions, addressing a broad spectrum of banking, asset, and project-related matters, both domestically and internationally. Clive Langley is a well-regarded corporate and international finance lawyer, while Tammy Richardson-Augustus complements the team’s expertise by specialising in cross-jurisdictional transactions within the energy and natural resources sector. Working alongside her is David Clark, who is dual-qualified in Bermuda and BVI and has extensive knowledge of project finance, capital markets and finance structures. Other notable experts include Jerome Wilson, a specialist in digital asset advisory and complex ship financing work, and counsel Andrew Kuzma, who provides assistance with capital markets, public offering, private placement, and corporate finance mandates.

Bermuda > Insurance/reinsurance

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The specialised insurance and reinsurance practice at Appleby offers counsel on a wide array of insurance vehicles, with expertise in significant capital raisings, hybrid transactions, insurtech implementation, and new registrations. Characterised by its willingness to ‘be innovative and push the boundaries of what’s possible’, Brad Adderley leads the practice, handling insurance matters with a focus on ILS, alternative and collateralised reinsurance investment transactions. Alan Bossin specialises in insurance sector M&A, including capital raisings, securitisations, longevity issues and risk transference transactions, while Tim Faries excels in public and private insurance company capital raisings and public listings. The team also includes Matthew Carr, who advises on captives and catastrophe bonds for special purpose insurers, and commercial insurers, and Gary Harris, who specialises in M&A and risk transfer transactions.

Bermuda > Corporate and commercial

Recognised for its ‘responsiveness, commercial approach and dedication,’ Appleby is a trusted partner for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies globally, providing support on strategic growth and restructuring initiatives spanning single jurisdiction deals and complex multi-disciplinary transactions. Under the leadership of Brad Adderley, the team handles multi-jurisdictional M&A deals and corporate transactions for clients across various sectors, including the IT, insurance, energy and natural resources spaces. Tim Faries adds depth to the team with his extensive experience in advising on capital raisings and M&A. David Clark, a seasoned expert in M&A, banking, and project finance work, navigates cross-border challenges for international banking clients, while Matthew Ebbs-Brewer is head of the funds and investment team. Jerome Wilson oversees the team’s digital assets practice, specialising in cross-jurisdictional telecoms and asset-based acquisitions, and counsel Josephine Noddings stands out for her broad commercial expertise spanning insurance law, M&A, and joint ventures.