Appleby's Bermuda office has the most lawyers ranked in both the Insurance and the Dispute Resolution categories by Chambers Global 2020 on the island.
Appleby has two additional lawyers ranked this year, both women, partner Tammy Richardson-Augustus and counsel Hannah Tildesley. Appleby's Insurance practice, praised as "a cut above the rest" continues its leading market position, ranked in Band 1.
Appleby's "renowned" Insurance practice includes partner Brad Adderley ranked Band 1 and partner Alan Bossin ranked Band 2. Tim Faries, Bermuda Managing Partner and Global Head of Insurance, is ranked as an 'Eminent Practitioner' and regarded as "very eloquent and knowledgeable of the law". One commentator stated that the team is "responsive and very client-oriented."
Appleby's Dispute Resolution practice is known for its "deep bench of experienced practitioners" with John Wasty, Global Co-Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of Bermuda's Dispute Resolution practice ranked in Band 1. John Riihiluoma is ranked as a 'Senior Statesman' for his wealth of knowledge. Partner Steven White is ranked as Band 3 and counsel Hannah Tildesley is newly ranked as an 'Up and Coming' lawyer. Sources praise the team, saying: "They have a very strong dispute resolution and insolvency team. They have the respect of their peers and good rapport with the Bermudian judges."
Appleby's "prominent" Corporate practice is recognised by Chambers for its capabilities in a range of transactional work, with partner Clive Langley ranked Band 2, and partners Steven Rees Davies and Tammy Richardson-Augustus ranked Band 3. Clients say the firm "inspires confidence in their knowledge and expertise."
Chambers and Partners have been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now cover 190 countries across the world.
Timothy Faries focuses his practice on non-contentious mandates such as M&A transactions and insurance-linked securities issuances.
Brad Adderley enjoys a strong reputation as "one of the most notable insurance lawyers, both in Bermuda and internationally." He regularly appears in major insurance transactions and is well regarded for his deep knowledge of reinsurance, securities and insurance company formation mandates. One source explained: "Brad is very sensitive to commercial realities in the insurance industry and he has given us actionable advice."
Alan Bossin is an experienced practitioner with extensive experience in a wide array of insurance and reinsurance mandates. His practice includes advising insurance clients on M&A transactions, regulatory compliance and corporate finance.
John Wasty has an enviable client roster that includes major players in the banking sector. He offers extensive experience in liquidation cases and is highlighted by sources for his "ability to balance his legal expertise with the commercial aspects of rendering advice to clients."
John Riihiluoma has extensive experience with trust and insurance disputes, as well as insolvency and group restructuring matters. He recently advised an ad hoc group of senior creditors on the Noble Group's USD3.5 billion debt restructuring.
Steven White has experience handling cross-border disputes for clients in the financial services, mining and telecommunications sectors. Known for his deep knowledge of employment, immigration and trusts, he is described by sources as a "very effective" advocate.
Hannah Tildesley acts on commercial and regulatory matters for a variety of international clients. Her growing practice also includes advising on restructuring and insolvency mandates.
Clive Langley numerous sources highlight his "very strong aircraft financing practice." He regularly acts for international clients on cross-border finance mandates and holds positions with Bermuda's civil aviation and shipping regulatory bodies.
Steven Rees Davies is Global Co-Head of the firm's Technology and Innovation group. He is highly regarded for his "very good, intelligent" counsel on corporate mandates. He regularly handles significant cross-border M&A transactions and offers additional strength in capital markets and fintech.
Tammy Richardson-Augustus comes highly recommended for her "analytical" approach to complex international transactions. Clients say: "She understands our needs and it makes communication very easy."