Appleby is pleased to announce that the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) has shortlisted the Group for the “Independent Trust Company Team of the Year” and the “International Legal Team of Year” categories of the STEP Private Client Awards 2010/11.
The awards highlight excellence and innovation among private client professionals worldwide. STEP received over 150 entries this year, with the judges only shortlisting those they felt to be the most outstanding in each category.
Appleby, through our Fiduciary and Administration Group, has provided offshore trust management and administration services for over 50 years. Our Private Client and Trusts Practice Group advises on the structuring, establishment, restructuring and winding-up of private, charitable, purpose and commercial trusts, private trust companies, foundations, holding companies and partnerships. We work with families and private individuals and their advisors to establish effective and innovative structures, combining the most attractive features of each jurisdiction in which Appleby operates.
The shortlisting for the international awards is further recognition of Appleby’s high levels of service and expertise. In the spring of 2010, Appleby was named one of the world’s top 25 trust companies by Private Client Practitioner; while the trust team leaders were named in the 2009 Citywealth Private Wealth Leaders List. In 2007/08, the Appleby Private Client and Trust Team was also named Caribbean/Bermuda Private Client Team of the Year by STEP.
Farah Ballands, Appleby Partner and Group Head of Fiduciary and Administration Services commented: “We are delighted with our shortlisting for these prestigious awards. STEP’s recognition of our private client services further reinforces our market leading position in the offshore world.”
Timothy Faries, Partner and Private Client and Trusts Practice Group Head at Appleby added: “It is an honour to be recognised by our peers in this manner. It is our strategic goal to be the world’s leading provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services and thus, our shortlistings underscore the breadth and depth of experience and expertise we offer clients.”
The award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 October 2010 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London.