Respected firm with an unparalleled global network.

Chambers & Partners
2018

We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas. We work with our clients to achieve practical solutions whether from a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

Through Appleby Global Services, Appleby provides a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate structures. Our dedicated teams of experienced professionals work closely with our legal specialists to provide our clients with an integrated legal and corporate administration offering.

We are regularly recognised for our professionalism, integrity and excellent client service, and these are the values we pride ourselves on and are at the core of our business.

Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the times most beneficial to our clients.

Our 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.

We operate in 10 highly regarded and well-regulated global locations. These include the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In 2019, Appleby launched Appleby Global Services. Through this business, Appleby provides a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate structures.  Our dedicated teams of experienced professionals work closely with our legal specialists to provide our clients with an integrated legal and corporate administration offering.

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.

Achievements

Our awards

2018 Top Offshore Law Firms

Appleby was named as one of the 2018 Top Offshore Law Firms by eprivateclient

Global: top 30 leading law firms >

Appleby was recognised as one of the top 30 leading law firms for global restructuring by Global Restructuring Review 2018.

Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018 >

Hong Kong Mangaing Partner Judy Lee won Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018.

Who's Who Isle of Man Firm of the Year 2018 >

Appleby was crowned Isle of Man Firm of the Year at Who's Who Legal Awards 2018.

Legal 500 'Top-Tier Firm' 2018 >

Appleby Mauritius named 'Top-Tier Firm' in the 2018 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa edition.

Chambers and Partners Fintech 2018 Global Practice Guide >

Contributed to the Chambers and Partners Fintech 2018 Global Practice Guide.

Global Restructuring Review Awards 2017 >

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

Global Fund Awards 2016: Offshore Law Firm of the Year >

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

Chambers Global 2016 ranks Appleby as 'Band 1' >

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 | Isle of Man

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

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