Appleby Teams Top Ranked By Chambers Global

March 18, 2015
  • Timothy FariesAppleby announced that Chambers Global Guide, a leading research publication to the legal profession, has awarded the firm’s Bermuda lawyers with the most individual rankings and continues to top rank its Bermuda Insurance and Dispute Resolution practice teams.Chambers recognised sixteen Appleby lawyers, the most individual rankings of any law firm on the Island across Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Corporate & Finance practice areas.

    In particular, Chambers continues to cite the firm’s Band 1 Insurance practice for its “distinguished insurance and reinsurance practice” and is “praised for its in-depth understanding of the industry and long-standing experience in the market.”

    Chambers noted the team being “increasingly active assisting clients with insurance linked security [ILS] structures as well as M&A transactions.”

    Appleby Partners Brad Adderley and Alan Bossin are also the only Bermuda lawyers ranked in Band 1 for Insurance by Chambers.

    In addition, the firm’s Bermuda Dispute Resolution team is once again ranked in Band 1 by Chambers. The team is described by Chambers as a “premier firm with one of Bermuda’s deepest litigation teams” and is “lauded for its wide-ranging expertise including commercial, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, employment and trust matters.”

    Chambers also noted the team “benefits from an unrivalled global offshore network for major cross-border disputes.” Appleby Partner John Wasty is recognised by Chambers in both Dispute Resolution and Insurance.

    Tim Faries [pictured], who leads Appleby’s Insurance team globally and in Bermuda, said, “Chambers is a respected legal researcher and guide, which serves as further validation of our team’s deep expertise and first-class service.

    “We continue to be extremely pleased with our first-rate performance in the Chambers rankings for Insurance, maintaining our Band 1 position for many years, and reinforcing the level of expertise and service that Bermuda provides in its role as a leading global [re]insurance centre.”

    Kiernan Bell, who leads the Bermuda Dispute Resolution team and is Bermuda Managing Partner, said, “It is an honour to be considered a premier firm and acknowledged for our broad yet deep expertise, as well as our capabilities in handling major cross-border disputes.”

    Ms. Bell also said of her Dispute Resolution team, “Our team is comprised of highly-skilled and knowledgeable individuals, with an unwavering commitment to our clients, which we feel is clearly reflected in Chambers’ research for its rankings.”

    Notable Appleby Insurance practitioners ranked by Chambers include:

    • Partner Timothy Faries, for his predominant focus on corporate insurance and reinsurance transactions, and structured risk financing;
    • Partner Brad Adderley, for his outstanding insurance practice, very commercial sense and strong work ethic;
    • Partner Alan Bossin, for his excellent service and cutting edge advice on innovative products; and
    • Partner John Wasty, who leads the firm’s insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution team, for being sought out by international [re]insurers for his extensive insurance knowledge.

    Notable Appleby Dispute Resolution practitioners ranked by Chambers include:

    • Bermuda Managing Partner Kiernan Bell, for continuing to play a key role in some of the firm’s most complex commercial disputes;
    • Partner John Riihiluoma, who leads the commercial dispute resolution practice, for being a seasoned professional and his exemplary performance;
    • Partner John Wasty, whose focus is on international [re]insurance disputes, for receiving plaudits from clients for his very good litigation and strategic skills;
    • Partner Keith Robinson, for his very high reputation among the London silks for trust litigation in Bermuda;
    • Counsel Martin Ouwehand, for being considered an up-and-coming star in Bermuda with a good understanding of complex issues; and
    • Associate Henry Tucker, for being listed as the only “Associate to watch” in Bermuda for Dispute Resolution.

    Notable Appleby Corporate & Finance practitioners ranked by Chambers include:

    • Global Corporate Practice Group Head and Partner Cameron Adderley, for handling a wide range of corporate commercial transactions;
    • Partner Timothy Counsell, for leading the transport and logistics group within the corporate team and his extensive aircraft and shipping finance expertise;
    • Partner Sarah Demerling, for offering significant funds capabilities, acting for hedge fund and fund of funds managers, and handling ILS transactions;
    • Counsel Steven Rees Davies, for increasing involvement on some of the firm’s major transactions;
    • Counsel Clive Langley, for his asset finance practice, particularly aircraft and ship financing work; and
    • Partner David Clark, for his Bermuda advice in matters concerning African, Asian and Russian transactions.

    Chambers have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world.

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