Corporate Finance

Appleby’s award-winning Corporate Finance group brings together lawyers from across our offices in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Shanghai to advise the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations on all aspects of offshore corporate finance law.

Together with our lawyers based in offices in the leading financial centres in Hong Kong, we are experienced in advising on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity capital markets
  • Private equity transactions and investments
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Joint ventures and disposals
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Admission of companies to AIM
  • Listing offshore companies on the Hong Kong, United States (Nasdaq and New York), London, Singapore and other internationally recognised stock exchanges
  • Fundraisings
  • MBOs and MBIs

Our lawyers advise domestic and international clients from a range of industry sectors, with particular emphasis on financial services, insurance, technology and telecommunications, oil and gas, and natural resources, retail and manufacturing.

Working closely with Appleby’s Dispute Resolution team, we are able to advise companies facing financial difficulties and those considering restructurings and refinancings. We have extensive knowledge of insolvency proceedings in each of our jurisdictions and Chapter 11 proceedings in the US.


Special Purpose Vehicles

Our offshore locations are attractive jurisdictions for the establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV). Whether requiring securitisation structures, repackaging programmes or capital markets transactions using debt, equity or other forms of securities, Appleby can help.

We have the expertise, technical systems and compliance structure to offer full administrative support for such activities. Our understanding of transactions, support from Appleby’s legal teams and our world-class client service levels ensure clients have access to the complete package of support.

Our primary services include:

  • Capital markets’ orphan structures
  • Securitisation structures
  • CDOs/CLOs
  • Note programmes
  • Repackagings
  • Specialist debt/equity/hybrid issues
  • Bespoke structures where an SPV forms part of the overall picture
  • Providing directors and charitable trustees as required
  • Nominee shareholders
  • CISE sponsor and listing agent
  • Process agent
  • Corporate trustee services
  • Company secretarial and administration services
  • Statutory returns
  • Liaising with onshore and foreign counsel on transactions
  • Specialist/bespoke reporting
  • Preparing accounts and liaising with auditors