Riley O’Brien

E RO'Brien@applebyglobal.com

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Riley O’Brien is an associate in the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office. Riley’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance acting for both financial institutions and borrowers in bilateral and syndicated financings; capital markets involving public and private offerings as well as IPOs and exchange listings; investment funds, including the structuring and formation of master and feeder structures and ILS funds; public and private M&A; and technology, start-up, and early stage companies.

Prior to joining Appleby, Riley articled and practiced at a top-tier Canadian law firm in Calgary, Alberta.

Riley attended the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctor with a business law concentration. He also earned a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

Riley is a member of the Law Society of Alberta (inactive).

PUBLICATIONS:

DEALS:

  • FLOATEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, Advised Floatel International Limited and it subsidiaries (the Group) on its successful, fully comprehensive balance sheet restructuring. The Floatel Group is renowned for providing offshore accommodation and support vessels;
  • GASLOG LTD., Acting as Bermuda counsel to the Special Committee of Gaslog Ltd. in relation to its entry into an agreement and plan of merger, resulting in the sale of common shares to BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure team;
  • INTEGRAL ILS LTD., Advised Integral ILS Ltd., in connection with a significant cornerstone investment from alternative investment manager New Holland Capital (NHC), bringing secured commitments up to $600 million;
  • INTEGRAL ILS LTD., Advised Integral ILS Ltd., an independent alternative fund manager focused on insurance-linked strategies in connection with a significant cornerstone investment.

EDUCATION:

Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia (Canada)

Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta (Canada)

Expertise

Corporate

Updates

6 Apr 2021 | Deals

Appleby Bermuda advised Floatel on its successful restructuring

Appleby Bermuda advised Floatel International Limited and it subsidiaries (the Group) on its success...

4 Mar 2021 | Deals

Appleby Bermuda acts as counsel to the Special Committee of Gaslog Ltd.

Appleby is currently acting as Bermuda counsel to the Special Committee of Gaslog Ltd. in relation t...

3 Nov 2020 | Deals

Appleby Bermuda advised Integral ILS Ltd. in connection with a significant cornerstone investment

Appleby advised Integral ILS Ltd., an independent alternative fund manager focused on insurance-link...

18 Sep 2020

Appleby hires two new lawyers and promotes Bermudian trainee to Associate

Appleby is delighted to welcome Khiyara Krige and Riley O’Brien to the Bermuda team. We would also...

Publications

22 Oct 2020 |

Preparing for a virtual AGM in Bermuda

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues, remote working is becoming the new business normal.

10 Sep 2020 |

Bermudian LLCs: a flexible solution

It’s been almost four years since limited liability companies were brought to Bermuda on October 1...

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