Appleby is pleased to announce that the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) has shortlisted the Appleby Group for the “Owner-Managed Trust Team of the Year” and the “International Legal Team of the Year” categories of the STEP Private Client Awards 2011/12. The awards highlight excellence and innovation among private client professionals worldwide.

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 institutional trustees and private clients 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 recognises Appleby’s high levels of service and expertise.

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.”

Commenting on the International Legal Team of the Year shortlisting, Carlos de Serpa Pimentel, Partner and Private Client and Trusts Practice Group Head at Appleby said: “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 shortlisting underscores the breadth and depth of experience and expertise we offer clients.”

The award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 15 September 2011 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London.