As an offshore law firm, Appleby lawyers advise on the principal areas of corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts.
We are an offshore law firm with around 470 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.
Appleby represents combined ingenuity and talent taken from all of the most significant international offshore financial centres, and is focused on the development of new products and the provision of effective service to its many international clients.
They blend legal expertise in technical and novel areas of the law with a modern, fresh, practical approach to delivering results in a cost-effective and pragmatic manner.— Chambers & Partners, 2015
Appleby has its origins in a number of jurisdictions. The original Appleby practised in Bermuda and was established by Major Reginald Appleby, who commenced practice in the late 1890s.
Appleby today is one of the world’s leading offshore law firms. The Group has offices in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as a presence in the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Appleby has been ranked as one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal services by number of lawyers in The Lawyer’s 2016 Offshore Survey. With over 470 people, including lawyers and professional specialists, across the Group, Appleby delivers sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts, Regulatory and Property. The Group advises public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with these clients and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.
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Appleby is passionate about supporting community initiatives. We are actively committed to each of the communities in which our offices are based through a range of projects and sponsorships. Rather than passively providing financial assistance, we are very involved with projects, often from their inception, with our people giving up their time to volunteer and participate with our partner organisations and across a range of activities.
In each of our locations, we have taken time to identify community partners with whom we can make a positive, enduring impact and develop long-term relationships. We have worked with local organisations to select a range of projects providing support in education, sports development, the environment, the arts and for disadvantaged groups.
Our projects aim to:
You can find out more about our approach in the local communities where we operate here.
Appleby is a member of TerraLex, an international network of leading independent law firms in 100 countries, and is an exclusive member firm in Bermuda of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.
We are also members of the Association of European Lawyers (AEL) and we are involved in many of the major international legal organisations.
Global Fund Awards 2016: Offshore Law Firm of the Year | Cayman Islands
Chambers Global 2016 ranks Appleby as 'Band 1' in the offshore global-wide law firm category
Citywealth IFC Awards 2016 | Law Firm of the Year | Isle of Man
Citywealth IFC Awards 2016 | Law Firm of the Year | Jersey
Chambers UK 2016 regards Appleby as a Top Ranked law firm
Appleby was named the Best for Hedge Fund Disputes at the 2015 Acquisition International Awards
Appleby is a 'Recommended Firm' by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 Guide
Appleby increases its leading individuals list in Legal 500 UK 2015 and remains a 'Top Tier' firm
Appleby is a 'Recommended Firm' in the IFLR1000 2014 Guide
Cayman Islands Partner, Jeremy Walton, won 2014 Lawyer of the Year Award in Bankruptcy & Restructuring - Cayman Islands
Appleby ranked as a Leading Firm in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 guide
Appleby was named International Legal Team of the Year 2014 by STEP PCA