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Mourant Ozannes has rehired partner Barney Lee from Appleby, three years after Lee left to set up the rival firm’s Guernsey office.
Appleby has hired two funds partners from offshore rival Walkers, six months after Walkers lost a 10-lawyer funds team to Maples and Calder.
Offshore firm Appleby has hired Mike Ellis, formerly European legal and compliance head for hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services, as deputy general counsel.
Withers has appointed a partner from offshore firm Appleby to set up a pan-European investment funds practice.
Appleby has become the second major offshore firm to elect a female head, picking Hong Kong partner Frances Woo as its new chairman.
Offshore giant Appleby has appointed Kiernan Bell as its new managing partner in Bermuda.
Appleby has raided rival offshore firm Ogier for its Cayman head of litigation Chris Russell as the firm continues to bulk up its dispute resolution practice.
Appleby and Conyers Dill & Pearman have both made redundancies in their Bermuda offices as work flows remain sluggish in the offshore jurisdiction.
Maples’ 2012 hiring spree has pushed it to the top of the offshore top 30 again, with the firm overtaking Appleby as the world’s largest by headcount.
Offshore M&A transactions fell by volume and value in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the previous three months, although by less than the drop recorded in 2011.
Offshore firm Appleby has been hit by the exit of litigation partner Graeme Halkerston, who is rejoining the bar and taking up membership at Wilberforce Chambers.
The founder of Bermuda firm Mello Jones & Martin, Michael Mello QC, has been snapped up by offshore giant Appleby.
Appleby is set to become the second offshore firm in mainland China when it opens a Shanghai office on 2 April this year.
Appleby, the world’s largest offshore firm, has revamped its management structure to broaden its strategic mandate.
Offshore giant Appleby has made up one new partner in this year’s promotions round.
The total volume of offshore deals for 2012 remained lower than in the two previous years, but average deal value is on the rise.
Offshore firm Appleby is continuing its investment in both litigation and the Far East by setting up a dispute resolution team in Hong Kong.
Serle Court silk Peter McMaster QC is joining offshore firm Appleby as a partner in the Cayman Islands.
Boutique Cayman firm Thorp Alberga has enticed three partners from offshore giants Walkers and Appleby to boost its partnership.
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