Our Corporate Lawyers
As a leading offshore corporate law firm, our team of corporate solicitors and lawyers specialise in providing comprehensive legal solutions for businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Our experienced offshore corporate lawyers offer a wide range of advice in corporate and commercial law, with particular expertise and focus on financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, capital markets, joint ventures, fintech, insurance and investment funds.
We understand the uniqueness of working in the offshore sector and are committed to providing customised solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients. Whether a multinational corporation or a small business, we have the knowledge and commercial acumen required as an offshore corporate law firm of choice to ensure clients achieve their goals and receive the legal support they need to succeed.
Offshore Corporate Law
The laws, rules, regulations and practices that govern the formation and operation of corporations are complex. Our talented, experienced and solution driven team is committed to delivering the highest possible level of client service and regularly work together across our global locations to provide expert multi-jurisdictional advice.
We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations and practise the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Banking & Asset Finance
Our banking and asset finance team are experienced in all aspects of law relating to banking, ship and aircraft registration and finance, asset backed finance and project and infrastructure finance.
Appleby’s multi-jurisdictional team of expert corporate finance lawyers and solicitors advise some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations on all aspects of international corporate finance law.
Our experienced team advise on an extensive range of over the counter, exchange-traded and centrally cleared derivatives transactions across all asset classes. We also provide advice on capacity, authority, enforceability and insolvency matters in relation to offshore counterparties. We are also counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in Bermuda and provide netting opinions in Bermuda and the Isle of Man.
As the number of fund financing products increases and fund structures become more bespoke, our experienced team of fund finance lawyers are experts in advising banks, funds and finance providers in the development of sophisticated financing solutions. Whether lending requirements are in the tens of millions or billions, our fund finance lawyers in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey and Mauritius are perfectly placed to assist.
Our Fund Governance Advisory team advise investment funds and private equity fund boards, general partners, trustees, independent directors and non-executive directors, regarding their responsibilities, duties, obligations and liabilities collectively and individually.
Funds & Investment Services
The offshore funds market has grown dramatically in recent years and Appleby’s funds lawyers are at the forefront of this development. Our Funds and Investment Services team advises clients on a wide range of services in relation to hedge funds, mutual funds, other collective investment schemes and a wide range of financial products.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Global (re)insurance is a dynamic and ever-changing industry, responding to emerging and existing challenges, including major catastrophe losses, varying risk appetites, volatile investment markets and changes to regulatory practices. Insurance and reinsurance companies seeking greater strategic value in order to meet their growth objectives in this evolving climate have found success working with Appleby as their global (re)insurance law firm.
One of the most valuable assets of any business in the twenty first century is its know-how and intellectual property. All businesses need to be aware of the intellectual property they are generating, how to protect it and how to use it to their commercial advantage. Recognising the issues affecting businesses, governments, research institutes, individual inventors, artists and authors, we are well placed to advise clients in all areas of intellectual property law.
We recognise the importance of the development of Islamic Finance and it is a key global focus for our business.
Our listing team is highly regarded for their expertise in supporting initial public offerings (IPOs), introductions, placements and subsequent listings of both equity and debt securities of Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man Jersey, Mauritius and Seychelles companies on the world’s major exchanges.
In addition our Hong Kong team has extensive expertise in supporting offshore companies with IPOs on the Hong Kong, US, Singapore and many other internationally recognised stock exchanges.
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers work on a broad range of M&A transactions, from single jurisdiction transactions to complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary deals, across a wide range of sectors, including regulated sectors. As one of the best mergers and acquisitions law firms in the offshore sector, our clients include major private equity and venture capital funds, listed companies (including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies), financial services businesses, tech companies and other large privately-owned businesses and investment companies.
Technology & Innovation
Technological innovation is transforming businesses, markets and our everyday life. The Appleby multi-disciplinary global technology and innovation group comprises experts from each of our 10 offices to help businesses meet the new challenges and support clients across a broad range of emerging technologies. The group is ranked Tier 1 by Chambers Global, noting that “the expertise of all the advisers at Appleby is at an extremely high level”.
Real Estate Finance
Real estate is the world’s largest asset class and is a market that is dynamic and constantly developing as major forces such as globalisation, technology, urbanisation, and demography converge.
Structuring sophisticated financial products requires a deep understanding of structured finance law and the regulatory environment in which prospective issuers, investors and other market participants operate. Our talented, experienced and solution driven structured finance law firm team is committed to delivering the highest possible level of client service and regularly work together across our global locations to provide expert multi-jurisdictional advice.