Thursday, September 14, 2006

Appleby Spurling Hunter and Bailhache Labesse Merger

Recently, both offshore law firms announced that their merger had been formally completed, so this is the birth of one of the most extensive offshore legal networks in the world. The merger was completed on September 1, 2006. Now, the group is called Appleby Hunter Bailhache and it is the only offshore provider of legal, fiduciary and administration services with a major presence in 4 leading offshore business centres - the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and Jersey. The group offers improved services to both new and existing customers.

Appleby Hunter Bailhache's key strengths are corporate and commercial advice, funds and investment services, insurance, asset finance, capital markets, banking, dispute resolution, trusts and real property, insolvency and restructuring, telecommunications and technology as well as company accounting and management services.

Both companies are one of the leaders in their respective jurisdictions, and the combined resources of the new company will give the possibility to provide support and superior services to customers aiming at conducting offshore business in the most crucial offshore jurisdictions. Both Appleby and Bailhache are described in the offshore service firms Appleby and Bailhache on June 4, 2006

As it has already been mentioned, the offshore service firm Appleby Spurling Hunter located in the most successful offshore jurisdictions – British Virgin Islands (BVI), Bermuda, Cayman Islands – and having offices in London and Hong Kong had more than 430 lawyers and staff.
15 of Appleby's lawyers had been admitted to practice in the British Virgin Islands. Appleby's BVI office is situated in Road Town, Tortola, where 5 resident attorneys provide corporate and litigation services.

Bailhache Labesse Group is a Jersey-based offshore company established in the 1890s that provided legal, fiduciary and administrative solutions to global corporations, institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Its vital features were corporate & financial services, commercial property, dispute resolution and private client work.

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