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Appleby

CLIFTON HOUSE, 71 FORT STREET, PO BOX 190, GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1104, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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Work +1 345 949 4900
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Fax +1 345 949 4901
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www.applebyglobal.com

Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby's 'responsive, commercial and friendly practice' is highly rated for its experience in corporate finance, structured finance, derivatives and fund finance work, and also has notable experience in ship and aircraft financings, property finance work, and offshore restructuring and distressed debt transactions. Group banking and asset finance head Caroline Barton is global head of banking and asset finance, Simon Raftopoulos regularly handles corporate finance transactions, and Benjamin Woolf leads the structured finance practice. The team also fields Jacob MacAdam and Anna-Lise Wisdom, recently promoted partners Liesl Richter and David Bulley, and newly promoted counsels Peter Colegate and Georgina Pullinger.

Leading individuals

Benjamin Woolf - Appleby

Simon Raftopoulos - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Liesl Richter - Appleby

Rising stars

Georgina Pullinger - Appleby

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Regularly acting for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, Appleby fields a 'practical and commercial' offshore corporate practice, which advises on M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, capital markets work and investment fund issues. In recent work, the team advised Zedra on its acquisition of JP Integra Group, a Cayman-based provider of fund, corporate and trustee services. Bryan Hunter leads the Cayman corporate practice and the investment funds team, and Simon Raftopoulos is private equity group head. Other names to note include Benjamin Woolf, banking and asset finance practice head Caroline Barton, and corporate finance expert Jacob MacAdam. David Bulley, who leads the Cayman corporate restructuring, distressed debt and special situations team, made partner in 2019, and recently promoted counsel Peter Colegate is global co-head of the technology and innovation group.

Leading individuals

Bryan Hunter - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Jacob MacAdam - Appleby

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby 'fields skilful litigators who are efficient, responsive and tough'. The department is singled out for its expertise in funds disputes, contentious trusts, dissenting shareholder merger disputes and insolvency and restructuring claims, along with shareholder issues, fraud and asset tracing matters, professional negligence cases and regulatory work. David Lee recently acted for Saigon Asset Management as respondent in an application seeking a Norwich Pharmacal order requiring disclosure of documents. Peter McMaster QC leads the group, Carlos de Serpa Pimentel is active in trust cases, and Tony Heaver-Wren is also highly rated. Sebastian Said was promoted to the partnership, and Anna Snead and Jeremy Snead are key counsels to note. Former global practice group head Andrew Bolton is now a consultant.

Leading individuals

Peter McMaster QC - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Sebastian Said - Appleby

Rising stars

Anna Snead - Appleby

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Appleby

Appleby, which 'delivers clear and practical advice with the full picture in mind', is particularly focused on Asian managers, and works across hedge, private equity, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure funds. Typical work includes advising established funds on downstream transactional work and financing activities, and assisting with the establishment of investment funds investing in cryptocurrencies and related asset classes. Bryan Hunter leads the investment funds group and the private equity team is led by Simon Raftopoulos. Sailaja Alla, Anna-Lise Wisdom and newly promoted partner Christian Victory are also key names to note.

Leading individuals

Bryan Hunter - Appleby

Next Generation Partners

Christian Victory - Appleby

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby's team is 'very responsive with great attention to detail; it is evident that its knowledge and expertise are top of the line'. The practice's work spans the full range of transactional real estate issues and regulatory matters, with particular expertise in hotel and resort development and financing work. Norman Klein is Cayman group head, and counsel Adam Johnson is singled out for tourism, large-scale development and infrastructure projects.

Leading individuals

Norman Klein - Appleby

Rising stars

Adam Johnson - Appleby

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby's 'outstanding team' is highly rated for its advice to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients and global institutions on cross-border trust and estate matters. Group head Carlos de Serpa Pimentel is a highly respected trust litigator and international private client specialist with experience across trustee directions applications, Beddoes applications and trust variation and restructuring proceedings. Esmond Brown, who was recently promoted to senior associate, handles the establishment and administration of Cayman trusts and will and estate planning matters.

Leading individuals

Carlos de Serpa Pimentel - Appleby

Rising stars

Esmond Brown - Appleby

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