Appleby celebrates win at the Asian Legal Business South East Asia awards

11 May2018

The leading law firm wins debt market deal of the year (premium)

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has won a prestigious award at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia awards. The firm won Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) for its work with The Creditors of PT Bumi Resources (Bumi) on Bumi's USD 4.5 billion global debt restructuring.

The Appleby Mauritius, Seychelles and Hong Kong teams acted on behalf of Bumi, with Managing Partner for the Mauritius & Seychelles offices, Malcolm Moller leading on the matter, supported by Counsel, Anjana Ramburuth. The Hong Kong team advised on the Cayman aspects of the matter, led by Partner, Fiona Chan and supported by Legal Manager, Quinton Tse.

Malcolm Moller, commented, “We are honoured to receive this award for what is, by far, the largest debt restructuring deal in South Eastern Asia in 2017. Appleby advised on all aspects of Mauritius, Seychelles and Cayman Law for the restructuring, and continues to be a market leader in this space.”

Fiona Chan added “Appleby is the only international law firm in Mauritius and in Seychelles and so our combined offering of Cayman, Bermuda and BVI legal services in Hong Kong together with our Mauritius and Seychelles legal services in our respective offices puts us in an unique position in the marketplace.”

In addition to this accolade, Appleby was also shortlisted for Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium) for its work with Sime Darby Property Berhad in relation to its listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.


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