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Appleby

Offshore

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Appleby houses a robust full-service team with practitioners skilled in finance, corporate, funds, disputes and capital markets matters. Noted especially for the prominence of its Bermuda law practice as well as its recognised BVI and Cayman Islands law capability. Active on capital markets transactions in the Seychelles. Also offers dispute resolution capability, assisting with shareholder and restructuring litigation.

Strengths

One interviewee notes: "Appleby has always been able to reply to emails within the same day, and has been flexible and willing to meet clients' requests."

Another client adds: "The team works very closely with us, the service is very high-quality, and they give a quick response to the client’s questions."

Work highlights

Appleby acted as Cayman Islands and BVI counsel for Shenzhen YHLO Biotech, a leading Chinese immunoassay solutions company, on its public listing on the STAR market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Eliot Simpson has extensive experience handling all manner of commercial litigation, particularly in relation to shareholding disputes, privatisation processes and restructuring and insolvency cases. He leads the dispute resolution practice and operates out of the Hong Kong office. Interviewees describe him as a "great lawyer" who is "very devoted to his work."

Judy Lee heads the Asia Group and leads the corporate practice from the firm's Hong Kong office. She is recognised for her specialism in various capital markets and corporate matters including IPOs and note issuances as well as finance and investment transactions.

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Judy Lee
Band 2

Offshore: Dispute Resolution


Eliot Simpson
Band 2