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Appleby is one of the world's largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. With an unparalleled presence in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and Seychelles, the group offers advice on offshore law and also has offices in four international financial centres: London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Zurich.


The Appleby Group has been ranked as one of the world's largest providers of offshore legal services by partner numbers in The Lawyer's 2013 Offshore Survey. In 2010 Appleby was named "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" in both the Legal Week and The Lawyer Awards, no other firm has ever received both accolades in the same year. With over 800 lawyers and professional specialists across the Group, Appleby delivers sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Corporate and Commercial, Litigation and Insolvency, Private Client and Trusts and Property, and a broad range of fiduciary services. The Group advises public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

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UBO register of trusts: the EU's 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

The European Parliament is soon to adopt the EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 24 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Comparing GDPR and PIPA – is there a difference?

A comparison of the GDPR and the new Bermudan Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (PIPA).

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 23 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Cryptocurrency - developments in Mauritius

The current approach to the crypto industry in Mauritius.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 20 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Bermuda to Introduce Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Legislation

The House of Assembly is returning to the Bermuda Parliament for the purpose of tabling Initial Coin Offering legislation.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 19 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Offshore-i: annual review and 2017 summary

Offshore M&A insights and deal intelligence.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 18 April 2018 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs

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Jurisdictional conundrums - two cases trouble the Supreme Court of Bermuda

Questions of jurisdiction have troubled the Supreme Court of Bermuda twice very recently. In this article, Appleby considers the two complementary decisions, which indicate a willingness on the part of the Bermuda court to take a robust approach to questions of its own jurisdiction in trust matters.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 03 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The IKEA case and the remedial constructive trust: a new proprietary remedy?

In a Guernsey case involving IKEA, the retailer was found to have been the victim of procurement irregularities between 1998 and 2000. It has been suggested that this case recognises the existence of a new proprietary remedy in Guernsey known as the remedial constructive trust, as Appleby explains.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 30 January 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Jersey leads the way with Hastings-Bass legislation

The latest amendment to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 were approved last year, codifying the Hastings-Bass principle as it has been developed in the Jersey courts, and marking the latest example of Jersey seeking to remain a highly attractive jurisdiction for trust business, as Appleby reports.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 28 January 2014 | Practice Area: Private Client

A guide to trusts in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is recognised worldwide as a leading international financial centre, for a variety of reasons such as flexibility, reliability and tax neutrality. This Appleby guide summarises the law and procedures relating to the establishment and operation of trusts in the Cayman Islands.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 23 January 2014 | Practice Area: Charities

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Made in Taiwan – why Taiwan’s tech companies are listing using Cayman Islands listing vehicles

Taiwan’s most innovative tech businesses prefer to use Cayman Islands companies as their listing vehicle on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). This trend reflects confidence generally in Taiwan’s securities markets backed by Taiwan’s growing economic ties with China.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 14 October 2011 | Practice Area: Capital Gains

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