Malcolm Moller is Managing Partner of the Mauritius, Seychelles and Shanghai offices. He is a member of the Corporate department and both the Insurance and Structured Finance teams. He specialises in advising financial institutions on financial regulation, regulatory capital issues, financial institution M&A, and insurance-related transactions. He advises on private equity funds, hedge funds, derivatives transactions and securities offerings, as well as a range of corporate and corporate finance transactions.
He has extensive experience representing corporations, financial institutions and other entities. His experience spans public and private M&A, credit, restructuring, bankruptcy, capital markets, fund formation and winding-up, a variety of strategic and advisory corporate assignments.
Malcolm has worked on a number of transactions for financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients, including Corsair, Wellington Management Company, LLP, Brevan Howard, Monsoon Capital, Black River Group, LaCrosse Global Fund Services, Platinum Equity, LLC, Goldman Sachs, Avago Technologies, Calyon Financial SNC, Commscope, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, AIG Group, New York Life International, LLC, DAMAC Holdings Co., LLC, Kerzner International Group, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Bank of New York, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS A.G, Fortress Investment Group, Swiss Re, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Axis Bank Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, Macquarie Bank Ltd, National Australia Bank Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation, Standard Bank Group, General Motors Corporation, Lehman Brothers Group, Intelsat Corporation, The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company, Nedbank Group, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Altirah Telecoms (the common investment vehicle of Altirah Capital and the Oppenheimer family's private equity portfolio), Standard Chartered Bank Group, China Development Bank and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ.
His experience in credit transactions has included representing both banks and borrowers in multi-billion-dollar secured, unsecured and commercial paper facilities for companies. In addition, his experience has included advising on strategic, regulatory, corporate governance, and director and officer liability issues for clients.
Prior to joining Appleby in January 2003, Malcolm worked for Hardings Solicitors, Sydney, Australia, and Heath International Holdings Insurance Ltd (HIH Insurance Limited, formerly Winterthur International Insurance Ltd). He also worked at the London office of Clifford Chance, where he gained significant experience in corporate and insurance-related transactions.
He was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1998, solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia in 1999, a solicitor of England and Wales (non-practising) in January 2003, and solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in 2004. He was registered as a foreign lawyer in Mauritius in 2009 in accordance with the provisions of the Law Practitioners Regulations (2008). Malcolm also obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2000.
Malcolm was described as a 'Notable Practitioner' who is "responsive, dedicated and innovative" in the Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2019. He was recognised as a 'Highly Regarded' lawyer in the practice areas of Capital Markets, Investment Funds, Restructuring and Insolvency, Banking, Project Finance and M&A in IFLR1000 2018. He was also recognised as a 'Leading Lawyer' for Financial & Corporate and Energy & Infrastructure in IFLR1000 2017. Chambers Global 2015 noted his "ability to combine commercial expertise with legal understanding." IFLR1000 named Malcolm as a 'Leading Individual' in the 2014 edition for his Banking & Asset Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency work. He is described by clients as "efficient and proactive" in Chambers Global 2014.
Malcolm is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising), the Bermuda Bar Association and the Law Society of Australia.
As a regular contributor on Mauritius-related articles, Malcolm’s writings have featured in numerous publications, including The Lawyer, The American Lawyer International Investment and Investor Services Journal. He also provides commentary to publications, including Legal Business and The Lawyer. He also regularly speaks at conferences and events. In addition, Malcolm recently contributed the Seychelles chapter to the Chambers and Partners’ “Fintech 2018” guide.
"[Malcolm] is a very well-regarded practitioner with extensive experience in representing private equity funds, hedge funds and numerous financial institutions. He is very knowledgeable about Mauritius law but more importantly he is commercial and good at giving succinct advice."