APPLEBY bermuda’s leading one-stop-shop regulatory practice
What makes Appleby, Bermuda’s leading one-stop-shop Regulatory practice. Our team is comprised of experts who not only have extensive knowledge of Bermuda regulatory law, but who have in many cases helped to shape it. Our Bermuda Regulatory team is skilled at putting technical regulatory information and decision-making into a commercial context, offering client-centric solutions.
We partner with our clients to solve their most complex regulatory challenges.
Our experts provide:
- In-depth regulatory compliance consultation
- Proactive risk management and mitigation
- Strategic dispute resolution and enforcement advice
- Ongoing legal support and guidance
Our team covers all key areas of business and financial services regulation, including:
- AML Compliance and Sanctions
- Regulatory Enforcement Proceedings and Contentious Matters
- Economic Substance
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Corporate Governance
- Beneficial Ownership
- Re/Insurance Regulatory
- Environmental, Social, and Governance
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APPLEBY Top-ranked in corporate, Dispute resolution & insurance – chambers and partners
Appleby has received top rankings in the 2024 Chambers Global Legal Guide. Appleby’s Bermuda office has been ranked in Band 1, the highest tier, in three categories: Corporate & Finance, Dispute Resolution and Insurance. 10 lawyers are also ranked across the categories. Click for more.
“The Appleby Bermuda team are among the best lawyers I have worked with. I find the advice they give to be both practical and effective. They are able to anticipate issues well in advance of them developing in court.” – Chambers and Partners
“Appleby gives commercial and pragmatic advice. They have a good relationship with the authorities in Bermuda and are available around the clock.” – Chambers and Partners
“Whether interacting directly with us or with other counsel, the relationship with Appleby is productive and their answers are comprehensive, even on complex issues.” – Chambers and Partners
“Appleby is an all-around excellent law firm with great experience and connections.” – Chambers and Partners
“Appleby has a full suite of corporate capabilities, with commercially oriented lawyers who are focused on helping clients execute transactions. They are also the go-to Bermuda counsel on corporate transactions, providing clients with deep and nuanced market insight.” – Chambers and Partners
“The firm has the resources and quality to handle large international litigation in Bermuda.” – Chambers and Partners
“Appleby’s commercial awareness is one of their most significant strengths. They work hard to ask questions and to understand the needs and desires of each of the parties involved in our dispute, and they suggest alternatives that satisfy all sides.” – Chambers and Partners
“They have done a good job of navigating the nuances of Bermuda law.” – Chambers and Partners
APPLEBY LEADS WITH MOST TIER 1 RANKINGS – legal 500
Appleby leads the Bermuda marketplace with top-tier rankings across all six practice categories: Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Corporate & Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Insurance/Reinsurance; Regulatory & Compliance; Trusts/Private Client. Appleby continues to be the only firm in Bermuda ranked Tier 1 across all of these six practice categories in Legal 500’s 2024 Caribbean Guide. Click for more.
“Appleby is the foremost legal firm in Bermuda, bar none. If you have a large or high-profile deal there is no better place to go, and no safer place to go.” – Legal 500
“Brilliant client service. They always take a commercial approach and are always willing to help and go the extra mile to get deals over the line within tight deadlines.” – Legal 500
“The team individuals are highly competent and responsive.” – Legal 500
“Appleby in Bermuda represents an excellence benchmark against which other firms are competing to be viewed and judged against.” – Legal 500
“The dedicated team delivers clear, concise, and practical advice, grounded in a pragmatic and common-sense approach.” – Legal 500
“Appleby is a market leader for dispute resolution in Bermuda. It easily outclasses most other firms in terms of the quality of its attorneys and the resources it can muster to support big-ticket offshore litigation.” – Legal 500
BERMUDA LAW FIRM
Bermuda is one of the world’s leading financial centres, and one of the largest re/insurance markets, with a long history of providing sophisticated financial and professional services to international businesses while maintaining a respected track record of transparency and regulatory effectiveness.
Appleby’s market-leading Bermuda lawyers offer significant depth across our key practice areas of Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory and Private Client & Trusts. We are consistently ranked in Band 1 across all our practice areas, by the leading legal directories. Through Appleby Global Services (AGS), we provide a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate and trust structures.
We have one of the largest Corporate practices in Bermuda and advise local and international organisations, including a large number of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, on every aspect of corporate and commercial law. We specialise in particular on re/insurance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and asset finance, regulatory and compliance, technology and innovation, funds and investment services, transport and logistics, energy and natural resources, and intellectual property.
We are the leader for re/insurance in Bermuda with the only dedicated insurance and reinsurance team on island. Our practice involves advising on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of re/insurance companies, as well as re/insurance managers and brokers based in offshore jurisdictions. We advise in all aspects of re/insurance, including cat bonds, SPls, sidecars and other ILS, in addition to capital raising, M&A and InsurTech.
Appleby was the first to establish a dedicated regulatory practice in Bermuda. Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team is at the forefront of changes in the regulatory landscape and offer best in class advice on the regulatory issues facing Bermuda companies, including meeting Economic Substance requirements. We advise in all key areas of business and financial services regulation, including compliance, corporate governance and regulatory advisory services, and are skilled at applying technical regulatory information in a commercial context. We also offer Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer services through our corporate administration specialist, AGS.
Our technology experts help businesses meet the new challenges and support clients across a broad range of emerging technologies. Our team is leading the way with advising on the most Digital Asset Business Act (DABA) license applications on the island, and has the largest and most proficient team advising on the laws and regulations that are critical to innovative and technologically driven clients.
We also have an established funds and investment services practice that is well-placed to advise on the full lifecycle of Bermuda funds. The team has great familiarity with the ILS fund market for which Bermuda is well-known, in addition to providing detailed advice in the growing technology and digital asset sectors as related to funds.
Our first-class Dispute Resolution team is one of the largest litigation practices in Bermuda. Our dedicated, specialised litigators advise on a full range of legal issues for high-profile, high-value, sophisticated and complex disputes, including: commercial, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory, funds, trusts, employment and immigration, and re/insurance. Our team advise on the largest complex and multi-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency matters in Bermuda, working with leading restructuring and insolvency practices across the globe. As the leading regulatory advisory practice in Bermuda, we also advise re/insurers, captives, hedge funds, investment advisers, and financial institutions in regards to BMA and Regulatory Authority of Bermuda investigations and enforcement actions.
Our Private Client & Trusts specialists, which include members from our trust disputes team, offer a breadth and depth of expertise on contentious and non-contentious trust matters. The complexity and scope of the matters we advise on include the establishment, administration, restructuring and termination of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts. Our Bermuda office also provides expert legal advice on all aspects of commercial and residential property.
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Meet the bermuda Dispute Resolution team
Learn more about our Dispute Resolution team in Bermuda and our extensive experience advising on a wide variety of high-profile, sophisticated and complex disputes.
THE BERMUDA SHORTS PODCAST SERIES
The Appleby ‘Bermuda Shorts’ podcast features short talks on all things business and Bermuda with our lawyers from Bermuda and other industry experts. Our ‘Tech Talks’ series focuses on topics and trends in technology which are transforming businesses, markets and everyday life. Listen to learn more about Appleby, Bermuda and our Technology expertise.