Leona is an Associate in the Corporate department. Leona was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2014, having trained and qualified at one of South Africa’s leading commercial law firms Webber Wentzel (in alliance with Linklaters), where she subsequently spent 5 years in the Banking and Finance team (which included a short legal secondment to Absa Bank Limited), followed by two years at another offshore firm in Jersey.

Leona’s experience is predominantly in areas of general banking and debt finance, syndicated lending, commercial property finance, acquisition and leveraged finance and related security structures acting on behalf of both borrowers and lenders.

Damian also joins the Corporate team as an Associate. Damian was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2020, having trained and qualified at one of South Africa’s leading corporate and commercial firms, Werksmans Attorneys.

Prior to joining Appleby, Damian’s expertise was predominantly in corporate and commercial areas, with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions. Damian advises clients on a wide range of matters, having negotiated and drafted various legal agreements and documents.

Appleby Guernsey Partner and Head of Corporate, Stuart Tyler, said:” We are delighted to expand our Corporate practice with the additions of Leona and Damian. They both bring valuable experience and skill to the team reinforcing the depth and breadth of our practice.”

Key Contacts

Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
E Email Stuart

Jeremy Berchem

Office Managing Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 601
E Email Jeremy

Chet Pohl

Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 608
E Email Chet

Paula Fry

Senior Associate: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 907
E Email Paula

Oratile Jonas

Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 604
E Email Oratile

Lisa Upham

Management: Guernsey, Jersey

T +44 (0)1481 755 605
E Email Lisa

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