Offshore Legal Services – Cayman Islands
As one of the leading offshore law firms in the Cayman Islands, our award-winning team of Cayman lawyers has a strong track record of advising clients on the most complex market-leading matters and structures.
Appleby is regularly ranked as one of the top law firms in the Cayman Islands by highly respected legal directories including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR, with recent endorsements about our legal services in Cayman highlighting our ability to “provide an unmatched service in terms of responsiveness” (Chambers) and the “excellent strength across the whole team; no weak links” (Legal 500).
In addition to advising clients on Cayman law, our team is able to facilitate the provision of legal advice in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Our Cayman Islands lawyers
With 50 lawyers, including 15 partners, and more than 80 total staff, our Cayman Islands office is one of the largest in the jurisdiction. Our Cayman Islands attorneys and lawyers are also among the most respected, regularly being ranked in the top tier for multiple practice areas in industry legal directories.
Through the skills and expertise of our global office network our Cayman lawyers are able to respond to the needs of international clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial business, dispute resolution, private client and trusts work. Our Cayman Islands attorneys can also provide services required by local clients for their business and personal needs.
Corporate Advice – Cayman Islands
Appleby is one of the top corporate law firms in the Cayman Islands, with lawyers who have honed their expertise through years of completing groundbreaking global deals. Together, our Cayman lawyers have extensive experience across banking, corporate finance, fund finance, derivatives, investment funds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, insurance, real estate and capital markets transactions.
For multi-jurisdictional deals where we are already providing corporate advice on Cayman Islands law, we are also able to plug into our extensive offshore network of other Appleby offices, thereby providing the one-stop, seamless service that clients expect. For those jurisdictions where we do not have a presence, our Cayman lawyers can leverage their well-established local relationships to ensure that clients have access to the best corporate lawyers where required.
Cayman – An International Finance Centre
The Cayman Islands have branches of 40 of the world’s 50 largest banks. It is the leading offshore jurisdiction for the registration of investment funds and is the second largest captive domicile in the world with more than 650 captives. The jurisdiction is also recognised in providing trusts, structured finance, company and partnership formation and vessel and aircraft registry services.
The availability of expert professional advice and the reputation for being a respectable and well-regulated financial centre with a stable and business-friendly government have contributed to the success of Cayman’s financial services industry. Listed on the OECD’s white list, service providers adhere to all relevant international compliance standards and are committed to supporting global efforts to fight financial crime.
Appleby Corporate social responsibility in the Cayman Islands
At Appleby we want to make a positive social and economic contribution to the community in which we live and work; and so it’s important for us to build mutually beneficial relationships between our business, our people and our local community. We do this by partnering and supporting organisations on initiatives that have impact and meaning to our business and our employees.
Appleby Cayman has a Charity programme that supports many on-island non-profit organisations. Recipients include: Lighthouse School PTA; Cayman Islands Crisis Centre; Central Caribbean Marine Institute; United Against Bullying; One Dog at a Time; Special Needs Foundation; John Gray High School Flight Club; Cayman Islands Humane Society and the Alex Panton Foundation. If you would like to speak to us about an initiative or community investment project you have please email us at [email protected]
As part of the firm’s Wellness programme, employees at Appleby stay active throughout the year. Many staff members have travelled overseas to represent the Cayman Islands in rugby, gaelic football and flag football. A high percentage of staff also participate in many locally organised sporting events including the annual Cayman Islands Marathon, Cayman Island Triathlon and ‘Stride Against Cancer.’ Appleby continues to be the platinum sponsor of the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge ‘Helping Today – Protecting Tomorrow.’