Esmond Brown

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Esmond is Counsel 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 spoke 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 selected as one of Legal Week´s Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch 2018. He is recognised by Legal 500 2021 as a ‘Rising Star’ and is described as ‘technically very strong and unflappable’ and  ‘a real class act.’

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, called to the Cayman Islands Bar in 2017 and admitted as a Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, BVI Circuit in 2020.

Esmond is a member of ConTrA and attended this year’s ConTrA conference.

Esmond spoke at the Transcontinental Trust Conference in Geneva in October 2021 on a panel session which was entitled “What the crypto?” which discussed difficulties faced by trustees when faced with alternative investments including digital assets and ESG investments.

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

15 Jul 2022

Appleby Receives High Rankings in Chambers’ Annual High Net Worth Guide 2022

Lawyers from Appleby’s Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Jersey Private Client & Trusts practices ha...

2 Feb 2022 | News

Appleby lawyers recognised in the Private Client Global Elite Directory

Lawyers from across three of Appleby’s global jurisdictions have been selected for the Global Elit...

8 Nov 2021 | News

Cayman’s Global Citizen Programme Extended

Due to the popularity of the Global Citizen programme introduced in October 2020, the recently amend...

Contributors: Esmond Brown
2 Sep 2021 | News

Three Appleby Lawyers shortlisted for Citywealth Lawyer of the Year awards

Appleby partners Garry Manley and Olwyn Barry have been shortlisted for the “IFC Lawyer of the yea...

Contributors: Olwyn Barry, Esmond Brown
26 Jul 2021 | News

Appleby Receives High Rankings in Chambers’ Annual High Net Worth Guide 2021

Lawyers from Appleby’s Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Jersey Private Client & Trusts practices ha...

15 Jul 2021 | News

Amendments to Trust and Probates Legislation of the British Virgin Islands now in force

Further to our April 2021 news alert the amendments to Trust and Probates Legislation of the British...

29 Apr 2021 | News

The British Virgin Islands modernises its Trustee Act and welcomes changes to its Probate Legislation

The Trustee (Amendment) Act recently gazetted and expected to be enacted in the British Virgin Islan...

29 Jan 2021 | News

Appleby lawyers recognised in the Private Client Global Elite Directory

Lawyers from across three of Appleby’s global jurisdictions have been selected for the Global Elit...

21 Oct 2020 | News

Safe Haven Found: The Cayman Islands introduces Global Citizen programme for digital nomads

On 16 October 2020, the Cayman Government gazetted regulations bringing into effect its Global Citiz...

Contributors: Esmond Brown

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