Appleby unveils new Office Managing Partner for
Hong Kong and bolsters the team with appointment
of new Corporate Partner

7 March2017


Appleby, one of the world’s leading offshore law firms has announced that the Global Head of its Corporate department, Cameron Adderley, has moved to Hong Kong and will take over the role of Office Managing Partner from Frances Woo when she retires from the Group at the end of March 2017. Cameron’s move to Hong Kong has been swiftly followed by the appointment of a new partner to its Corporate department. Nicholas Davies is a senior English and Cayman law-qualified corporate and finance lawyer and joined the team in early February.

Frances, former Group Chairman and who has led the Hong Kong team for almost two decades said: “I am delighted to be handing over the leadership of the Hong Kong team to such an experienced partner and to be welcoming Nicholas to the fold. Hong Kong is a key jurisdiction in the Appleby network and the arrival of a senior board member who has a proven track record in leading teams and providing an excellent service to clients is testament to how important Hong Kong and Asia is to Appleby. Retiring from Appleby was not an easy decision but I have had an exciting journey working on numerous exciting deals with our clients and referrers, as well as developing a successful team and growing the Appleby brand in Asia and globally. After dedicating almost 25 years to the firm and 30 years in the legal sector, it is time for me to hand over the reins. I will be leaving the firm in March and between now and then I will be working closely with Cameron to ensure a smooth handover.”

Cameron has been with Appleby for over 18 years and has been a partner since 2001. In addition to his global role in charge of the Group’s corporate department, Cameron is a member of Appleby’s Board. Cameron’s experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law has been recognised by the leading legal directories which describe him as a 'leader in his field'.

Cameron is qualified to give Bermuda and BVI legal advice and he will work closely with the team in Hong Kong who can offer Bermuda, BVI and Cayman law advice to clients. Cameron said: “I am excited to be on the ground in Hong Kong and to be working alongside such an established and capable team. I have been to Hong Kong many times over the years and I am looking forward to adding to the excellent service that the team provides to our referrers and clients and in helping to grow our team in Asia.” He continued, “I will continue to work closely with my Bermuda-based colleagues and will maintain and support key client relationships in Bermuda.”

The newest addition to the Appleby partnership, Nicholas, has a wealth of experience working both offshore and at onshore magic circle firms. He has been based in Cayman, Jersey, Moscow and London, and advises on the offshore aspects of a broad range of corporate and finance matters including equity and debt capital markets and structured finance, private equity, funds and fund finance, and corporate, joint venture and international investment arrangements, with a particular focus on emerging and growth markets.

Nicholas added: “I am delighted to have joined Appleby. It is an exciting time to join the Group and I look forward to helping to further develop the Group’s Asia practice. I am confident that my experience of working in different cultures advising on complex, cross-border business will be of significant value to clients and referrers in Asia and in other growth markets, including Russia, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in Hong Kong and across the Appleby network.”


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