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Sam Riihiluoma is a Partner in Appleby’s Dispute Resolution department. He has developed an expertise and achieved notable successes in a number of areas of civil and commercial litigation.

Sam regularly advises and represents liquidators in winding up proceedings of Bermuda companies for liquidation as well as restructuring purposes. He also has a proven track record in regulatory matters, insurance and reinsurance work, contractual disputes, professional liability claims and trusts matters. He has experience of both commercial arbitration and ADR, in addition to experience before Bermuda’s courts. His depth of knowledge and analytical skills render him well-equipped to give sound advice on the substantive merits and procedural aspects of any claim or defence.

Work Highlights

  • 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;
  • TITAN PETROCHEMICALS GROUP. Advised and represented a creditor of Titan¸ a Hong Kong listed company, with a convertible bond debt of HK$96.6 million in a rare Bermuda contested winding up petition.


Sam is recommended in the Dispute Resolution category by Legal 500 Caribbean. Once source commented, “Sam is an up-and-coming talent. One to watch.”

Coverage & Insights

Sam is also co-author of the Bermuda Chapter in ‘Litigation & Dispute Resolution’, 6th Edition, Global Legal Insights.

Qualifications & Education

  • Queen’s University (Canada) (BA Art History)
  • King’s College London (England) (LLB)
  • The College of Law (England) (LPC)

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