Bio

Esmond is a Senior Associate in the Private Client & Trusts team. Esmond’s practice focuses on advising international high-net worth individuals and families on their wealth planning needs and in assisting trustees and private banks on all aspects of trusts including creation, restructuring, administration and succession planning. He also specialises in Wills & Probate and advises on estate planning matters.

Esmond also has experience in advising on the creation of Cayman Islands Foundation Companies which were introduced into the jurisdiction in October 2017. To date he has advised clients on the incorporation of Foundation Companies as both succession planning vehicles and as issuing vehicles in initial coin offerings. Esmond is due to speak at the STEP Cayman Conference in 2019 on a panel discussion entitled: “Foundation Companies – a year on”.

Esmond complements his non-contentious work with contentious international trust and private client applications in the Cayman Court.
Esmond was recently selected as one of Legal Week´s Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch 2018.

Prior to joining Appleby, Esmond was an Associate with Collas Crill in Guernsey, where he practiced in the Fiduciary department and gained valuable offshore trusts experience.

He was admitted as an English Solicitor in 2013 in England and Wales, and called to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2017. Esmond is a member of member of ConTrA.

 

Expertise:

  • In his previous roles, Esmond advised on a wide range of trust and private client matters, the establishment of trusts, preparation of wills and administration of estates, managing the investment of trust funds, as well as handling property transactions for estates.

 

Education:

  • BPP Law School, London
  • University College London

Updates

11 Sep 2019 | News

Appleby lawyers recognised in the Private Client Global Elite Directory

Lawyers from across three of Appleby’s global jurisdictions have been recognised in the 2019 editi...

22 Mar 2019 | News

Appleby proudly sponsors the 2019 STEP Cayman Islands Conference

Appleby is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 STEP Cayman Islands conference for the second year in a...

22 Feb 2018 | Deals

Appleby advises Butterfield in connection with its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions business

Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. (Appleby) advised The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (Butterfield) in ...

24 Jan 2018 | Deals

Appleby advises on revolutionary digital identity token sale

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