Appolina is an Associate in the Corporate practice group. Her practice areas include funds, structured finance (predominantly involving CLOs), mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and general corporate matters. Appolina has also provided regulatory advice to clients within the banking, insurance and energy sectors.
Appolina is an Appleby legal scholarship recipient and joined the firm in late 2016 under its Articled Clerk programme, following completion of her legal studies in England. From January 2020 to May 2020 Appolina worked at Wallace Robinson & Morgan, a Birmingham based firm where she provided property advice to one of the United Kingdom’s largest developers on a number of large property developments.
Appolina was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in March 2018. She is a member of the Caymanian Islands Legal Practitioners Association, 100 Women in Finance and NextGen.
REPRESENTATIVE DEALS AND EXPERIENCE
- Specialist advice on the Cayman Islands beneficial ownership registration requirements to high net worth onshore and offshore clients.
- Advising international asset management company on the incorporation of Cayman Islands reinsurance vehicle and acquisition of relevant licence from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
- Trusted Cayman counsel for regulatory and general corporate advice to one of South East Asia’s leading international independent power producers, with respect to Cayman incorporated entities forming part of its corporate group.
- Trusted Cayman counsel to local based public electric utility company for regulatory advice in connection with updates to applicable local laws.
- Advising leading financial institutions on subscription finance facilities with private equity borrowers.
- Acting for the purchaser on the take private of an AIM listed Cayman Islands company.
- Acting for issuers in various CLO transactions (including the listing of debt on the Cayman Islands’ Stock Exchange).
- Advising the Ad Hoc Group of Creditors of Ocean Rig UDW. Inc. on a financial restructuring by way of multiple Cayman Schemes of Arrangement to reduce the debt load by US$3.2bn.
- BPP Law School, Birmingham – Distinction
- University of Keele – Second Upper Class