Merger creates world’s largest offshore law firm and first global law firm in Isle of Man

Leading offshore legal, fiduciary and administration service provider Appleby and the largest law firm in the Isle of Man Dickinson Cruickshank have formally completed their merger, which was announced in June 2009. The firm will now be known as Appleby in the Isle of Man.
 
Appleby is the first global offshore law firm to open in the Isle of Man and is now the largest offshore law firm by number of partners. 
 
The firm now has 74 partners and 200 lawyers, and a total of over 800 staff in 11 offices worldwide including Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, Bahrain, Hong Kong, London, and Zurich.
 
Peter Bubenzer, Appleby’s Group Managing Partner commented: “The merger will position us as the leading provider of legal, fiduciary and administration services across the offshore world. Our global reach in the key offshore jurisdictions and main international financial centres is unparalleled and will have a significant impact on the breadth, range and choice of services we are able to offer to our international clients. Our entry into the Isle of Man market further builds our strength and depth across multiple jurisdictions providing greater resources and greater choice to all of our clients and their advisers.”
 
Michael O’Connell, Managing Partner of the Jersey office added: “Our driving strategy is to be the leading provider of legal, fiduciary and administration services in the offshore world. Following our recent office openings in Bahrain and the Republic of Seychelles, the merger with Dickinson Cruickshank reinforces our position as the first choice for clients.”
 
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For further information please contact:
 
Michael O’Connell, Managing Partner – Jersey on
01534 818 025 or email moconnell@applebyglobal.com
 
Simon Worsey, Head of Marketing – Jersey on
01534 818 360 or email sworsey@applebyglobal.com
 
Notes to Editors
 
Appleby is a leading provide 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, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles, the group offers advice on offshore law and also has offices in the international financial centres of London, Hong Kong, Zurich and Bahrain.
 
Over 800 lawyers and professional specialists deliver 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 firm 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.