Leading offshore law firm Appleby is now ranked in Tier 1 for nine practice areas in The Legal 500 Caribbean after the Group’s Cayman Islands office improved its position for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets in the 2023 edition of the legal directory.

It represents the third such top tier ranking for the Cayman Islands office alongside those already gained in the jurisdiction for Real Estate and Trusts/Private Client.

In Bermuda, Appleby has retained all six Tier 1 rankings across Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Corporate & Commercial; Insurance/Reinsurance; Dispute Resolution; Regulatory & Compliance; and Trusts/Private Client.

Together with the Group’s rankings for the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where the office ‘has one of the best dispute resolution practices on the island’, Appleby is ranked for 18 practice areas across the Caribbean region.

In addition, 53 of the Group’s Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands lawyers have been ranked or individually recognised, including 15 as leading individuals.

Further client feedback cited within the directory sees the Bermuda office noted for having ‘the strength and depth few other Bermudian firms can match’ as well as being ‘a market leader for dispute resolution’ with the ability to ‘easily outclass most other firms in terms of the quality of its attorneys and the resources it can muster to support big-ticket offshore litigation’.

In the Cayman Islands, the private client team was described as ‘extremely knowledgeable and practical’, while the dispute resolution practice has ‘excellent strength across the whole team and no weak links’. Similarly, the corporate and commercial practice in the British Virgin Islands is noted for being ‘responsive and knowledgeable’.

A leading directory for the legal directory, The Legal 500 ranks law firms and their lawyers following a thorough and independent research process which includes feedback from 300,000 clients, private practice lawyers and in-house peers as well as the assessment of a law firm’s own deals and confidential matters.

The Group’s individual rankings are as follows:

LEADING INDIVIDUALS

BERMUDA

Brad Adderley (Office Managing Partner) – Insurance/Reinsurance; Tim Faries (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial & Insurance/Reinsurance; Clive Langley (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Sally Penrose (Partner) – Regulatory and Compliance; Tammy Richardson-Augustus (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Vanessa Schrum (Partner) – Trusts/Private Client; John Wasty (Partner) – Dispute Resolution

BVI

Jeffrey Kirk (Office Managing Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Andrew Willins (Partner) – Dispute Resolution

cAYman islands

Norman Klein (Office Managing Partner) – Real Estate; Peter McMaster KC (Partner) – Dispute Resolution; Simon Raftopoulos (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Carlos de Serpa Pimentel (Partner) – Trusts/Private Client; Benjamin Woolf (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

NEXT GENERATION PARTNERS

BERMUDA

Matthew Ebbs-Brewer (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Hannah Tildesley (Partner) – Dispute Resolution; Jerome Wilson (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

cAYman islands

Caroline Barton (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Peter Colegate (Partner) – Regulatory and Compliance; Adam Johnson (Partner) – Real Estate; Jacob MacAdam (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Georgina Pullinger (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Liesl Richter (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Sebastian Said (Partner) – Dispute Resolution; Christian Victory (Partner) – Investment Funds

RISING STARS

BERMUDA

Tiffany Boys (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Matthew Carr (Partner) Insurance/Reinsurance; Josephine Noddings (Counsel) – Corporate and Commercial; Caljonah Smith (Senior Associate) – Trusts/Private Client

cAYman islands

Esmond Brown (Counsel) – Trusts/Private Client

‘Further recommendations/other key lawyers’

BERMUDA

Brad Adderley (Office Managing Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial; Alan Bossin (Partner) – Insurance/Reinsurance; Duncan Card (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; David Clark (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial; Tim Faries (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Hannah Tildesley (Partner) – Trusts/Private Client; John Wasty (Partner) – Regulatory and Compliance; Jerome Wilson (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; John Riihiluoma (Senior Counsel) – Dispute Resolution; Andrew Kuzma (Counsel) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Josephine Noddings (Counsel) – Corporate and Commercial & Insurance/Reinsurance; Sam Riihiluoma (Counsel) – Dispute Resolution; Lalita Vaswani (Counsel) – Dispute Resolution

BVI

Jeffrey Kirk (Office Managing Partner) – Regulatory and Compliance; Olwyn Barry (Group Partner) – Dispute Resolution; Andrew Jowett (Group Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial & Regulatory and Compliance; Shana Simmonds (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial & Regulatory and Compliance; Tamara Cameron (Senior Associate) – Dispute Resolution; Brittany Cummings (Senior Associate) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial; Stuart Fee (Senior Associate) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial & Regulatory and Compliance; Laure-Astrid Wigglesworth (Associate) – Dispute Resolution

cAYman islands

Sailaja Alla (Partner) – Investment Funds; Caroline Barton (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Peter Colegate (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Sheila Crosby (Partner) – Investment Funds; Tony Heaver-Wren (Partner) – Dispute Resolution; David Lee (Partner) – Dispute Resolution; Jacob MacAdam (Partner) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Insurance/Reinsurance & Regulatory and Compliance; Simon Raftopoulos (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial & Insurance/Reinsurance & Regulatory and Compliance; Liesl Richter (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Sebastian Said (Partner) – Trusts/Private Clients; Benjamin Woolf (Partner) – Corporate and Commercial; Dean Bennett (Counsel) – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets & Corporate and Commercial & Insurance/Reinsurance; Andrew Jackson (Counsel) – Dispute Resolution; Menelik Miller (Counsel) – Regulatory and Compliance; David Lewis-Hall (Senior Associate) – Dispute Resolution; Miriam Smyth (Senior Associate) – Regulatory and Compliance; Tim Swallow (Senior Associate) – Real Estate; Appolina Winton (Associate) – Insurance/Reinsurance

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