Corporate finance law expertise

Appleby’s team of corporate finance solicitors and lawyers have extensive experience structuring, negotiating and completing complex financing transactions on behalf of our clients. This includes assisting companies seeking to borrow capital or issue securities and financial institutions and investment funds serving as lenders and purchasers.

We offer corporate finance legal advice on public offerings, public mergers and acquisitions debt and equity financings and private placements. Working closely with our Dispute Resolution team, we also provide advice to companies facing financial difficulties and those considering restructuring and/or refinancing their business. We have extensive knowledge of insolvency proceedings and the co-ordination with onshore proceedings such as Chapter 11 in US.

a multi-jurisdictional corporate finance law firm

Our team advises 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.

We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, practising the law in eight of these jurisdictions. Our office locations comprise 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.

Our multi-jurisdictional team of corporate finance lawyers, solicitors and attorneys provide advice on all aspects of corporate and finance law including:

  • Corporate restructurings (including reorganisation, separation and integration post M&A)
  • Disposals
  • Equity and debt capital markets transactions
  • Fundraisings
  • Joint ventures, including governance and shareholder/investor rights
  • Listing companies on internationally recognised stock exchanges and on domestic stock exchanges in our jurisdictions
  • Management buyouts
  • Management buy-ins
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions and investments
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities

Find a corporate finance lawyer

Appleby’s corporate finance solicitors and lawyers help navigate clients through complex financial landscapes, ensuring optimal structuring, risk mitigation and regulatory adherence. Whether you are a corporation seeking funding or a financial institution in need of corporate legal counsel, Appleby is perfectly placed to be your trusted partner in corporate finance law, with interviewees in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 legal directory praising our “great coverage across the offshore markets with high-quality lawyers” and noting how Appleby’s “coverage internationally is really attractive when you are involved in so many cross-border deals as we are”.

Our commitment to excellence, coupled with our multi-jurisdictional industry knowledge, sets us apart in the realm of corporate finance law. Contact our expert corporate finance lawyers to learn more.

Our Experts

Brad Adderley

Managing Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3243
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Alan Bossin

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3536
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David Bulley

Managing Partner, Head of Restructuring and Corporate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 6201 3662
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Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5760
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Kitty Chan

Partner | Shanghai ; Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) | Hong Kong : Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5722
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Vincent Chan

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5759
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Chris Cheng

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5719
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Tim Faries

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3216
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James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 337
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Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI

T +44 (0) 1534 818057 and +1 284 393 5316
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Judy Lee

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5737
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Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2016
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Garry Manley

Partner, Head of Corporate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
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Claire Milne WS

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 698
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Malcolm Moller

Group Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles

T +230 203 4301
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Juan Thornley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 623
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Andrew Weaver

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 230
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Jerome Wilson

Partner, Head of Technology & Innovation: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3559
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Hannah Yao

Partner: Shanghai

T +86 21 8022 7210
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Simon Harding

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 652
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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
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Jeremy Berchem

Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 601
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David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
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Juliette Ally

Counsel: Seychelles

T +248 4295 289
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Manisha Lallah

Counsel: Mauritius

T +230 203 4319
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Alexandra Dernie (née Watterson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 972
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Ashley Oogorah

Counsel: Mauritius

T +230 203 4311
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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
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Angelina Wong

Associate: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5713
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Fanny Or

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5726
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Kelly Tang

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5757
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Yan Zeng

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5782
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Cissy Chan

Legal Executive: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5754
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Billy Li

Legal Executive: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5729
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Connie Wu

Legal Executive: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5768
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What is corporate finance law?

Corporate finance law encompasses the legal rules and regulations governing financial transactions and activities within corporations, including fundraising, mergers, acquisitions, listings and securities offerings. It ensures compliance with financial regulations and protects the interests of shareholders and stakeholders.

What do corporate finance lawyers do?

Corporate finance lawyers specialise in advising businesses on financial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and compliance with financial regulations. They ensure legal adherence, minimise risks and protect the interests of their clients in the complex world of corporate finance.

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