New recognition for Appleby lawyers
in latest Legal 500 rankings 

 

 

Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories which provide rankings of law firms based purely on client feedback recently published their Caribbean results.

The results show that Appleby continues to hold their top tier rankings in many sectors, including the newly introduced banking, finance and capital markets sector. The directory highlights a significant number of Appleby lawyers in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, recognised as either ‘leading individuals’ or ‘next generation lawyers’ across the Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Private Client & Trusts practice groups.

Valuable client feedback continued to provide the directory with resounding praise across the board with some of the many highlights including quoting the corporate team as having “A very pragmatic business-driven and solution-oriented approach’, the Dispute Resolution team as ‘Reliable and strategic with a good knowledge of the local courts procedures’, the Investment Funds team as ‘Extremely responsive and easy to deal with’, the insurance team as “Highly rated for large insurance M&A transactions and complex contentious matters”, the Private Client & Trusts team as ‘Recommended for its international cross-border trust and estates advice and structuring’, and its Real Estate team as “Regularly advising on high profile hotel and resort developments’.

“Receiving feedback of this calibre not only reinforces our long-standing reputation but also the reputation of both the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands as key jurisdictions in which to do business”, said Bryan Hunter, Managing Partner, Cayman Islands.

Jeff Kirk, Managing Partner, British Virgin Islands added “These results speak to the high level of in-house expertise we have to offer and I congratulate all those on this year’s list of Next Generation Lawyers. We are extremely proud of their performance and thank our clients for taking the time to provide such valuable feedback on our service to them”.

The list of ‘leading individuals’ include:

British Virgin Islands
Andrew Willins (Partner) – Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands
Andrew Bolton (Partner) – Dispute Resolution
Bryan Hunter (Managing Partner) – Corporate & Commercial
Carlos de Serpa Pimentel (Partner) – Private Client & Trusts
Norman Klein (Partner) – Property
Simon Raftopoulos (Partner) – Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance

The list of ‘next generation lawyers’ include:

British Virgin Islands
Sarah Masson (Senior Associate) - Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands
Donald Miller (Senior Associate) – Property
Samuel Banks (Counsel) – Insurance & Reinsurance
Sebastian Said (Counsel) – Dispute Resolution