Appleby has advised on a wide range of legal issues in the Isle of Man, caymans, Jersey and the British Virgin Islands, demonstrating the advantage of its global presence in major offshore financial centres. Appleby provided legal advice to Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands in connection with the sale by Lombard, the asset finance division of RBS, on the sale of its £150 million offshore business off the Channel Islands through the sale of portfolios to specialised lenders Investec and Shawbrook Bank. ASAR – Al Ruwayeh and Partners (ASAR) is an award-winning law firm operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 2008 and is a market leader in cross-border transactions and financing of legal work. With offices in the Kingdom as well as Kuwait, ASAR`s diverse group of highly qualified lawyers and their deep understanding of the region. Appleby`s global presence enables the company to provide comprehensive and timely legal advice at the times that matter most to clients. Appleby is located in the major offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Appleby works with its clients to find practical solutions, whether in one location or in multiple jurisdictions. Appleby is a full-service law firm that provides expert advice in the areas of business, dispute resolution, real estate, regulation and private clients and trusts. Appleby`s cross-jurisdictional team was led by Tom Brook, a corporate partner, who provided advice on the Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands with the support of Michelle Brook, a lawyer from the Isle of Man. Jacob MacAdam, Partner, and Dean Bennett, Partner, provided legal expertise to the Cayman Islands, while Andrew Weaver, Partner, and Chris Smedley, Senior Partner, advised on the Jersey aspects of the transaction. « Paul Worsnop is our regular contact at Appleby. Paul has always delivered at a high level and understands the tight deadlines that often occur in private equity transactions. Appleby is our legal expert in Jersey and we rely on their advice and guidance on Jersey corporate law for many of our Jersey Company transactions and structures.
« Mark Holligon has extensive knowledge of offshore dispute resolution and provides clear and thoughtful advice at all times before, during and after court proceedings. Erin Trimble-Cregeen provides in-depth legal analysis of the most complex issues and works tirelessly on behalf of her client. Charles Davies is an exceptional interpreter in court, a deadly cross-examination with a strange ability to capture the most important points in a sea of detail while quickly reflecting on his feet. « The team is very familiar with the cases and precedents in Bermuda, which provides very precise and precise legal advice. The team formulated a clear process strategy based on a solid understanding of our case and executed the strategy perfectly. I think they`re one of the best teams I`ve ever met in the last ten years. They are regularly recognized for their professionalism, integrity and excellence, and these are the values they are proud of and at the heart of their business. They operate in 10 highly respected and well-regulated global locations. These include the main offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Their global presence allows them to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the most beneficial times for their clients. Real Estate: Appleby is one of the leading providers of real estate services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man and Jersey. Their real estate team provides expert legal advice on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including selling and buying, leasing, development and real estate financing.
They are often recognized for their experience and excellent customer service and are consistently ranked in the top ranks for real estate work. They regularly work directly with developers, investors, professional users, banking institutions and individuals. The Jersey team consisted of partners Wendy Benjamin, Michael Cushing, David Dorgan, Tim Hart and Richard Sheldon, supported by senior partner Gemma Whale, partner Dilly Wright and paralegal Angharad Prescott. « Extremely experienced team. Well connected with JFSC and local service providers that help customers beyond purely legal aspects. Always available and proactive Our expectations have been exceeded at all levels » The team advised the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands and was led by Judy Lee, co-partner, Paul Cheuk, partner, and Minnie Choi, general counsel. Advice in Jersey was provided by Wendy Benjamin, Managing Partner, supported by paralegal Grainne O`Brien. « The Appleby team is always excellent. They provide advice and services internationally, which we found difficult in small legal markets. Appleby is a leading offshore law firm. The team of legal specialists advises global public and private companies, financial institutions and individuals. Appleby is regularly recognized for its integrity and excellent customer service, these are the values of which the company is proud and which are at the heart of its activity.
« Vanessa Schrum is reachable and helpful and offers practical solutions. It explains legal developments and provides easy-to-understand case studies. Employment: Appleby`s specialized employment team advises a number of global clients, including banks, financial services companies, corporations and directors, as well as their onshore legal advisors, on labour and immigration law. Having close ties to local governments, they are often consulted on new laws that have been enacted in the jurisdictions in which they operate, which helps them share them. The Appleby team was led by Andrew Harding, a partner in the group, and Wendy Benjamin, with the support of James Walsh, a senior partner, and James Dickinson, a paralegal. The team acted as lead counsel for PraxisIFM Group and acted as advisor on all aspects of the transaction, including due diligence, negotiation of all transaction documents, approval of regulatory change of control and employee retention issues. Appleby acted as legal counsel to SMP Group of Companies in connection with the acquisition of Helm Trust Company Limited, a highly respected trust and corporate services provider based in Jersey. « An experienced and responsive team that performs high-quality legal work at reasonable prices. » Appleby is one of the world`s leading international law firms. Its global teams of legal specialists advise public and private companies, financial institutions and individuals Appleby advised Palatine Private Equity LLP (Palatine) on its recent investment in SMP Partners.
The investment was used to support a management buyout as part of a planned management succession process. The transaction was traded earlier this year and closed on June 14, 2019. « Appleby has a market-leading brand and global platform with deep knowledge of law and industry. They provide a local service supported by international quality counsel and lawyers. « We worked with Appleby on a major international gambling transaction. They possess the expertise and expertise in business and gaming and have worked transparently and effectively with world-class advice and support. Appleby`s team in Guernsey consisted of Andrew Harding, a partner in the group of companies, and Anthony Williams, a dispute resolution partner, assisted by lawyer Chet Pohl and partner Gary Orritt. Appleby worked with Allen & Overy LLP, who acted as lead legal counsel for the target company. Banking and Finance: Appleby`s Banking and Asset Finance team has experience in all aspects of law relating to banking, ship and aircraft registration and financing, asset-backed finance, and project and infrastructure financing. They advise major banks and financial institutions, ship and aircraft owners, lessors and tenants and maintain deep and trusting relationships with many international law firms, maritime groups and financial institutions around the world. The main characters I work with are Andrew Weaver and Chris Smedley.
As mentioned earlier, andrew and they in particular have a very detailed knowledge of the law and the ability to think very flexibly about problems. An Appleby team led by Garry Manley, a partner based in the Isle of Man, acted as lead legal counsel to Thomas Miller Investment in connection with the sale of the Isle of Man retail investment management business. James Gaudin, Corporate Partner, supported by Gemma Whale, Associate with the support of Kyle Sutherland, Corporate Partner (Isle of Man), Jeremy Berchem, Group Partner (Guernsey), and Caroline Barton, Corporate Partner (Cayman), led the Appleby team from the Jersey office. Appleby advises PraxisIFM Group on the acquisition of Nerine International Holdings Limited.