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M&A Transaction Value Doubled In First Half

M&A Transaction Value Doubled In First Half

According to a report released by law firm Appleby, the “total value of M&A transactions in Bermuda more than doubled in the first half of 2018 when compared to the final six months of the previous year.” The law firm said, “The total value of M&A transactions in Bermuda more than doubled in the first half of 2018 when compared... Read more of this article

Three Legal Interns Finish Trainee Programme

Three Legal Interns Finish Trainee Programme

Appleby said they would like to congratulate Bermudians Amanda Burns, Laura Burns, and Alexis Haynes on “successfully completing the Appleby legal trainee programme and moving on to the next phase of their legal careers as Associates in the corporate practice group.” “The two-year trainee programme involves being called to the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Appleby Legal Education, Bursary Award Winners

Appleby Legal Education, Bursary Award Winners

Appleby announced the two recipients of their Legal Education Awards, who will be commencing their two-year training contract with Appleby in 2019, with Ashley Bento and Monica Kelly both receiving the honour. Appleby also said they are “pleased to acknowledge our Legal Education Bursary recipients, who will receive a summer internship opportunity. “For... Read more of this article

Appleby Acts For Aspen In $2.6B Sale Process

Appleby Acts For Aspen In $2.6B Sale Process

Appleby Bermuda said they “acted for Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during a competitive sale process [valued at c. $2.6 billion] which was won by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC.” “The team was led by Partner Alan Bossin with assistance from Partner Matt Ebbs-Brewer and Associate Josephine Noddings. It is forecast... Read more of this article

Schrum Recognised In Private Client Global

Schrum Recognised In Private Client Global

Appleby lawyers from across their global offices have again been recognised in Legal Week’s, Private Client Global Elite for 2018, including Bermuda Partner Vanessa Schrum. “The Private Client Global Elite print and digital supplement profiles 200 top trust and estate legal practitioners – including private client lawyers, tax lawyers, litigators... Read more of this article

Appleby Ranked 20th In Top Global Restructuring

Appleby Ranked 20th In Top Global Restructuring

Appleby has been recognised as one of the 30 leading law firms in the world for global restructuring, according to Global Restructuring Review [GRR]. “This accolade comes on the heels of an outstanding 2017/18 year for Appleby‘s restructuring practice, in which the firm acted on the largest offshore restructuring matters including Ocean Rig... Read more of this article

Appleby Bermuda Promote Boys, Carr & Tildesley

Appleby Bermuda Promote Boys, Carr & Tildesley

Law firm Appleby has announced three Senior Associate promotions in Bermuda. The promotions are across two practice groups, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. These promotions are in addition to the five partner promotions announced in April 2018. Tiffany Boys, Matthew Carr and Hannah TildesleyThe company said, “Tiffany Boys has been promoted... Read more of this article

Appleby, Guardian & BBC Settle Paradise Papers

Appleby, Guardian & BBC Settle Paradise Papers

Appleby, Guardian and the BBC “have resolved their differences in relation to Appleby’s breach of confidence claim against the Guardian and the BBC arising from the Paradise Papers,” Appleby announced today, with both the BBC and the Guardian also reporting the matter has been settled. The Guardian reported, “Litigation brought against... Read more of this article

Offshore Deals In 2017 Outpace Previous Year

Offshore Deals In 2017 Outpace Previous Year

The number and value of offshore M&A deals rose in 2017, making it one of the busiest years recorded for the region, according to a report  by offshore law firm Appleby. The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition activity in the major offshore financial centres, focuses on transactions... Read more of this article

Appleby Promotes Five In Bermuda Office

Appleby Promotes Five In Bermuda Office

Law firm Appleby has announced nine promotions across its Bermuda, Cayman and Isle of Man offices, with five of the promotions in their Bermuda office. All promotions are effective 1 April 2018, subject to the appropriate immigration approvals. Appleby Group Managing Partner, Michael O’Connell, said: “These appointments reflect our ambitious growth... Read more of this article

No Court Transfer For ‘Paradise Papers’ Case

No Court Transfer For ‘Paradise Papers’ Case

Following an application made by the BBC and supported by the Guardian, the British Court has declined to order a transfer of the Appleby “Paradise Papers” matter to another Court, stating both Courts are “sufficiently experienced and able to address the issues.” Mrs Justice Rose dismissed the application to remove the case from... Read more of this article

45 Student Musicians Visiting Bermuda

45 Student Musicians Visiting Bermuda

A hometown connection helped paved the way for a strings and choir ensemble from Appleby College to visit Bermuda this week, as a group of 45 students and instructors from the Canadian preparatory school arrived today and stay until Sunday, giving performances across the island in what the school describes as a cultural performance trip. Part of the... Read more of this article

Guardian: Appleby Clients Included Banned Bank

Guardian: Appleby Clients Included Banned Bank

Appleby is back in the news again, with the UK’s Guardian reporting the law firm to have provided services to FBME Bank, which is banned from the US financial system due to a number of allegations against it, with Appleby withdrawing from acting as the FBME holding company’s registered agent in 2015. The story said, “Appleby represented... Read more of this article