The Group secured notable rankings across more than 10 practice areas in these jurisdictions, including Band 1 rankings for Corporate & Finance, Dispute Resolution, and Insurance in Bermuda; Real Estate in the Cayman Islands; and General Business Law (International Firms) in the Seychelles.

Commentary in this year’s guide includes Bermuda’s Insurance team being labelled as ‘the go-to Bermuda counsel on corporate transactions with deep and nuanced market insight’, while the office’s Dispute Resolution practice ‘has the resources and quality to handle large international litigation’, with another industry source describing the practice as ‘among the best lawyers I have worked with’.

In the Cayman Islands, the Corporate & Finance offering can ‘meet any level of sophistication required’ with the team considered to be ‘an excellent adviser that provides an important perspective on both the Cayman and international aspects of complex cross-border transactions’. For Real Estate, the Cayman Islands office remains the only top-ranked practice in the jurisdiction with the team regarded as ‘the law firm to go to for real estate and corporate finance’ and boasting a ‘strength and depth in the real estate arena that is unmatched’.

Further feedback sees the BVI Corporate team described as ‘a standout team’ who are ‘always very flexible and responsive, regardless of the day or time or the complexity of the request’, while the Dispute Resolution practice is noted for ’its in-depth experience in insolvency work and shareholder disputes’. The Mauritius office has a ‘strong ability to handle complex matters’, while in the Seychelles the Group is noted for its ‘advice to international companies on transactional matters’.

Among those individually recognised, ten Appleby partners are ranked in Band 1:

BermudaBrad Adderley (Insurance) and John Wasty (Dispute Resolution)

BVIAndrew Willins (Dispute Resolution)

Cayman IslandsAdam Johnson (Real Estate), Norman Klein (Real Estate), Simon Raftopoulos (Corporate & Finance) and Benjamin Woolf (Corporate & Finance)

MauritiusMalcolm Moller (Corporate/Commercial

Isle of Man*Mark Holligon (Dispute Resolution) and Kyle Sutherland (Corporate & Finance)

When combined with the recently published Chambers Asia-Pacific and UK rankings, a selection of which are included as part of the Global guide, it means more than 40 lawyers from across Appleby’s international network of offices are recognised in the 2024 Global rankings.

The Group’s other ranked lawyers comprise:

BermudaMatthew Ebbs-Brewer, Clive Langley,  Tammy Richardson-Augustus and Jerome Wilson (Corporate & Finance); John Riihiluoma and Hannah Tildesley (Dispute Resolution); Alan Bossin and Tim Faries (Insurance)

British Virgin IslandsJeffrey Kirk (Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds); Andrew Jowett (Corporate & Finance)

Cayman IslandsCaroline Barton, Jacob MacAdam and Georgina Pullinger (Corporate & Finance); Sebastian Said (Dispute Resolution); Peter Colegate (Financial Services: Regulatory); Sailaja Alla (Investment Funds); Tim Swallow (Real Estate)

MauritiusMalcolm Moller (Banking & Finance); Yahia Nazroo (Dispute Resolution)

SeychellesJuliette Ally and Malcolm Moller (General Business Law: International Firms)

Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong)*David Bulley, Judy Lee and Marc Parrott (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds); Eliot Simpson (Offshore: Dispute Resolution)

Guernsey*Jeremy Berchem and Stuart Tyler (Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds); Anthony Williams (Dispute Resolution)

Isle of Man*Juan Thornley (Corporate & Finance); Charles Davies and Caren Pegg (Dispute Resolution)

Jersey*Andrew Weaver (Corporate & Finance; and Investment Funds); Fraser Robertson (Dispute Resolution; and Trusts)

Malcolm Moller, Appleby Group Managing Partner, said, “This excellent set of global rankings underlines the strength and range of our legal offering which sees Appleby present in more offshore jurisdictions than any other offshore law firm. Chambers is a highly respected publication and our positive coverage is the result of the continued commitment and hard work of everybody at Appleby, and testament to our ability to deliver excellent client care and responsiveness across all practice areas.”

A leading directory for the legal industry, Chambers ranks law firms and their lawyers across 200 jurisdictions worldwide based on independent research and analysis, including client feedback.

*Rankings previously announced in the most recent Chambers Asia-Pacific or Chambers UK guides.

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