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Appleby

Offshore

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Robust full-service offering 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

A commentator says: "Appleby are quite consistent and user-friendly in their client service. They are responsive and efficient in executing financing transactions, and we also appreciate their Chinese language capability at a senior level."

"They're very commercial and pragmatic," reports another interviewee, adding: "They are always available and helpful, even at odd hours and on public holidays and weekends."

Work highlights

Acted as Bermuda counsel to China Everbright Water in connection with its HKD310.87 million global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Eliot Simpson has extensive experience handling all manner of commercial litigation, particularly in relation to shareholding disputes, and restructuring and insolvency cases. One source describes him as a "phenomenal practitioner with excellent knowledge." He leads the dispute resolution practice and operates out of the Hong Kong office.

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. "She puts herself in clients' shoes and gives advice on how to resolve legal issues," comments a client, adding: "She is very commercial."

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Judy Lee
Band 2

Offshore: Dispute Resolution


Eliot Simpson
Band 2