APPLEBY is the OFFICIAL LAW FIRM OF THE APEX GROUP BERMUDA SAIL GRAND PRIX

Appleby Bermuda is excited to once again partner with SailGP, as the Official Law Firm of the Apex Group Bermuda Sail Grand Prix on 4-5 May 2024.

The world’s most exciting racing on water returns for Season 4, bringing fast-paced, high-jeopardy action to Bermuda’s shores with 10 teams on the start line – the biggest fleet of F50s the island has seen. We look forward to welcoming SailGP back to Bermuda’s stunning Great Sound in May!

Appleby has had the pleasure of being an Official Partner of SailGP since 2021, when the first SailGP event took place in Bermuda. To learn more about the May 2024 event, click here.

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 Regulatory and Compliance (ARC) – Bermuda

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.

CLIENT RECOGNiTION

“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.

CLIENT RECOGNiTION

“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.

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.

LATEST PODCASTS
14 Nov 2023

Podcast: Technology Trends & Bermuda

Technology by nature is a constantly changing industry, and with the introduction of AI technology, ...

20 Oct 2023

Podcast: Forensic Investigations & Digital Assets

Partners Jerome Wilson and Hannah Tildesley speak to forensic investigations expert Vanessa Samuels ...

2 Oct 2023

Podcast: Legislation Updates & What’s on the Horizon

Appleby Bermuda team Jerome Wilson, Carl Meyer and Karim Creary delve into recent legislation cha...

12 May 2023

Podcast: Trust and Estate Planning for Digital Assets in Bermuda

Appleby Bermuda partners Jerome Wilson (Head of Technology & Innovation), Vanessa Schrum (Head o...

4 May 2023

Podcast: Bermuda Tech Update - Amendment to the 2018 Code of Practice

Bermuda Partner Jerome Wilson and Associate Carl Meyer provide a quick tech update on the 2018 Code ...

12 Apr 2023

Podcast: Digital Assets in the Courts Part II

Bermuda Partners Jerome Wilson and Hannah Tildesley dive back into the exciting space of digital ass...

16 Mar 2023

Podcast: CoinZoom shares why Bermuda for Digital Assets

The digital assets space is evolving with increased global regulatory requirements – this is where...

24 Feb 2023

Podcast: Bermuda's Imminent Privacy Law

Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) – what do Bermuda companies need to know to be ready? L...

7 Dec 2022

Podcast: Digital Assets in Bermuda & Compliance

As the digital assets industry continues to evolve at breathtaking speed, how do those businesses in...

14 Nov 2022

Podcast: Digital Assets in the Courts

Digital assets are an asset which has been created and stored digitally, be it data, images, documen...

26 Sep 2022

Podcast: Bermuda - IT and Outsourcing Contracts

Every business relies on IT infrastructure, at the hub of which lies the integrity and confidentiali...

12 Sep 2022

Podcast: NFTs From a Bermuda Regulatory Perspective

NFTs – where creativity and regulation can converge. In this ‘Tech Talks’ episode, we delve in...

12 Jul 2022

Podcast: Bermuda's InsurTech Growth

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, savvy investor or an established company, look no further t...

15 Jun 2022

Podcast: Why Bermuda for Fintech

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, savvy investor or an established company, look no further t...

25 May 2022

Podcast: Getting a Bermuda Digital Assets Licence

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, savvy investor or an established company, look no further t...

25 May 2022

Podcast: Why Bermuda and Digital Assets

Bermuda is another world – literally a 20-square mile jewel in the Atlantic ocean that has become ...

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Bermuda Football Association (BFA)

We have sponsored the BFA Youth Program since 2004, which aims to improve sportsmanship and instill values in players from a young age, on and off the field. In addition to the Children (ages 7-13) and Youth (ages 14-17) Divisions, our support helps BFA to organise coaching, administration and referee development programs conducted by local and overseas instructors. We are proud of our commitment to youth in Bermuda, which through the BFA Youth Program attracts more than 1,500 youth players each year.

The Reading Clinic

We provide financial assistance to The Reading Clinic, a not-for profit, registered charity founded in 1968. TRC has grown from providing specialised tutoring based in the founder’s home to offering literacy and math programmes to meet the needs of children with specific learning disabilities.

Bermuda National Trust (BNT)

We provide financial support and are partners with BNT in helping to restore and preserve the Sherwin Nature Reserve in Warwick. Our staff volunteer efforts include tree planting and clearing invasive plant species throughout the Reserve’s walking trails and adjacent road, as well as restoring or levelling educational signs for better use. A part of BNT’s mission is to protect and promote Bermuda’s unique natural heritage through land conservation.

Supportive Therapy for AIDS Persons and Their Relatives (STAR)

Since 1998, we have participated in STAR’s annual Holiday Donation Drive by assisting families with food hampers, fruit baskets, gifts, vouchers and Christmas trees. STAR has provided comprehensive support to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families since 1986.

HOME

Dedicated to ending homelessness in Bermuda, we made a financial contribution to charitable organisation ‘Home’ which opened in 2021 to help individuals and families receive shelter, health and social services, and to track progress in preventing, reducing and ending homelessness.

Saving Children and Revealing Secrets (SCARS)

We sponsored and fundraised for SCARS’ annual ‘Kayak 4 Kids’, where kayakers and paddleboarders fundraise to circumnavigate Bermuda on a 40-mile journey. SCARS’ mission is to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse by raising public awareness, educating the adult population in prevention, and supporting policies and procedures to best protect children.

BERMUDA HOSPITAL VACCINATION CLINIC

In April 2021, we donated $25,000 to assist with operating costs for the King Edward Memorial Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic.

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE

An organisation with more than 30 years in Bermuda, our financial support has helped the charity in their mission to promote gender equality and to support women facing life challenges with information, appropriate referrals, confidential counseling, and educational and training programmes.

International Women’s Day

We participate in the annual International Women’s Day Bermuda celebration, highlighting women in our community who make a positive impact. The fundraising event helps to raise money for the Women’s Resource Centre.

WeSpeak

We supported WeSpeak, an organisation for women by women in Bermuda, in its establishment and registration as a charity, through sponsorship of a local event and with some of our women partners currently serving as coaches. WeSpeak seeks to focus on women’s professional development helping to give women the confidence to speak up and speak out in their corporate communities.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions were in place in 2020 and 2021, we purchased gift cards from a restaurant group as part of an effort to support workers in the struggling hospitality industry; the gift cards were given to our employees.

BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSoA)

We provide pro bono support to BSoA, the oldest established arts organisation in Bermuda, whose mission is to nurture the growth of visual art and artists by providing a superior venue to showcase local artists’ work and helping to prepare them for international exposure.

SailGP Earth Hour

We partnered with SailGP and other sponsors in 2021 to support Earth Hour – a worldwide movement organised annually in Bermuda by local charity Greenrock -- to advocate for our planet, and raise awareness of nature loss and climate change.

BERMUDA BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (BBHA)

Started in the late 1990s as a group of Canadian fans playing ‘pick-up’ hockey, our sponsorship helps BBHA, a charity which now consists of two leagues, a national team and a youth programme.

BERMUDA FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

Featuring international and local performing artists from a range of disciplines, we served as a corporate sponsor of this annual event which also provides outreach programmes for students and seniors.

Bermuda Half Marathon

We proudly sponsored and volunteered for this historical and popular mainstay on Bermuda’s cultural events calendar for 14 years – with five years as title sponsor -- which sees more than 1,000 runners participating annually.

TEDxBermuda

We sponsored this local event– part of the TED global community devoted to spreading ideas - which featured video and live speakers to spark deep discussions and connections in small groups.

Youthnet

We proudly supported YouthNet, which operated for 25 years, in its efforts to empower students to make positive life choices through school-based mentoring.

Bermuda Pride

As a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, we support Bermuda Pride through registered charity OUTBermuda via community events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and their many allies on island. We have a long history of supporting our diverse workforce, and believe in the value of our differences and in equality for everyone.