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About Appleby

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As an offshore law firm, Appleby lawyers advise on the principal areas of corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts.

About us

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

History

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.

You can download our history timeline here.

Corporate Responsibility

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.

A Global Approach

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:

  • Encourage community spirit and inclusivity across all age groups and sectors of the community;
  • Embody the values and spirit of fairness, equality, open communication, teamwork and good sportsmanship;
  • Encourage the development of skills and talent; and
  • Provide opportunities for our staff to be actively involved in the projects we support.

You can find out more about our approach in the local communities where we operate here.

Memberships

Appleby is an exclusive member firm in Bermuda and Mauritius of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Awards

Offshore Law Firm of the Year | Cayman Islands

Global Retructuring Review Awards 2017: Small or regional law firm that impressed

Offshore Law Firm of the Year | Cayman Islands

Global Fund Awards 2016: Offshore Law Firm of the Year | Cayman Islands

Top Ranked | Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016 ranks Appleby as 'Band 1' in the offshore global-wide law firm category

Law Firm of the Year | Isle of Man

Citywealth IFC Awards 2016 | Law Firm of the Year | Isle of Man

Law Firm of the Year | Jersey

Citywealth IFC Awards 2016 | Law Firm of the Year | Jersey

Top Ranked Law Firm Chambers 2016

Chambers UK 2016 regards Appleby as a Top Ranked law firm

UK Offshore Firm of the Year 2015

Appleby is named 'Offshore Firm of the Year' by Legal 500 UK 2015

Fund Disputes Specialist of the Year

Appleby was named the Best for Hedge Fund Disputes at the 2015 Acquisition International Awards

Legal 500 UK 'Top Tier' firm

Appleby increases its leading individuals list in Legal 500 UK 2015 and remains a 'Top Tier' firm

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 Leading Firm

Appleby is a 'Recommended Firm' by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 Guide

'Recommended Firm' by IFLR1000 2014

Appleby is a 'Recommended Firm' in the IFLR1000 2014 Guide

2014 Lawyer of the Year

Cayman Islands Partner, Jeremy Walton, won 2014 Lawyer of the Year Award in Bankruptcy & Restructuring - Cayman Islands

Leading Firm Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014

Appleby ranked as a Leading Firm in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 guide