Partners Brad Adderley and Alan Bossin continue to be ranked Band 1 in Insurance, a distinction they have held for numerous, consecutive years. Tim Faries, Bermuda Managing Partner and Global Head of Insurance, is ranked as an Eminent Practitioner for his leadership and influence in the practice area.
Partner John Wasty, Head of the Bermuda Dispute Resolution department continues to be ranked Band 1 for his expertise, and John Riihiluoma is ranked as a Senior Statesman for his wealth of knowledge. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.
Appleby’s Insurance team is known as a “market-leading department composed of practitioners who are respected across the insurance industry.” Clients regard the department as a “high-calibre team who build strong and lasting relationships with their clients.” One source noted: “They always respond in a timely manner, and their advice is commercial and situation-relevant,” adding that “they know our business intimately.”
Timothy Faries leads the insurance department and has expertise in capital raising and alternative risk financing, among other matters. He is regarded as “diligent and hard-working” by sources. He is recognised as a “highly influential lawyer” in the insurance sector.
Brad Adderley is regarded by clients as “an excellent attorney to work with,” and noted for his “deep knowledge and great relationship network.” He has particular expertise in catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities. Peers recognise that “he is very prominent in the Bermuda market” and has a “strong following and good reputation.”
Alan Bossin garners high praise for his knowledge of insurance regulatory concerns. He has a wide-ranging corporate insurance practice and is described by clients as “commercial and pragmatic,” as well as “very personable to work with.” Another source highlighted his combination of “commerciality, strong technical knowledge and an impressive client-service ethic.”
Appleby’s “leading” Dispute Resolution department “possesses an experienced bench of highly respected practitioners.” The department is regarded as “one of the top firms in the region,” highlighting its “clear and concise advice” as well as its “willingness to think creatively.” One client said: “In addition to their expertise, I rely on their pragmatism and service orientation. They are always mindful of my needs in each unique situation.”
John Wasty, one source enthused: “He’s our go-to person for litigation of any kind.” The source went on to explain: “We can always trust that he will be pragmatic and frank about the strength of our arguments, while still putting our best foot forward in any action.”
Seasoned practitioner John Riihiluoma has “a wealth of knowledge” in commercial dispute resolution. Having recently retired from the partnership, he is now senior counsel within the firm and is regularly called upon to provide other members of the team with the benefit of his many years’ experience.
Appleby’s Corporate department is “incredibly responsive, commercial and business-thoughtful”. Clients say “they can think laterally when faced with challenging mandates.” One client said: “The team is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. They have deep resources and are willing to be flexible in order to work with time differences and budget considerations. The quality of work is superb.”
Clive Langley is a highly esteemed practitioner with a particular focus on asset finance transactions. One peer noted: “He is commercial and easy to work with – it’s an enjoyable deal if he is on the other side.” Another source described him as “very responsive, knowledgeable and commercial – and he has a real commitment to building relationships.”
The “very approachable” Steven Rees Davies is highlighted for being “commercial and business-driven in his advice.” His broad corporate practice spans a variety of capital markets, joint venture and private equity transactions.
Tim Faries, Bermuda Managing Partner, said: “We continue to be very pleased with our Chambers rankings, and most importantly, we are delighted with the superb feedback from our esteemed clients, referrers and peers. Our team is comprised of highly-skilled and knowledgeable practitioners who are committed to doing first-rate work for our clients and Bermuda.
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