Appleby has been ranked Band 1 for work in the fintech sector across the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Guernsey and the Isle of Man in the 2023 edition of the Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide.
This is the first year Chambers has ranked the offshore jurisdictions individually and the three top tier rankings are the most for any offshore firm in the directory.
On an individual basis, Appleby had six lawyers ranked, also the most for any offshore firm. Partners Peter Colegate (Cayman Islands), Richard Field (Guernsey), Andrew Jowett (Jersey) and Claire Milne WS (Isle of Man) all secured Band 1 status, while Partner Jeffrey Kirk (BVI) and Counsel Katherine Garrood (Isle of Man) also featured. Partner Jerome Wilson was recognised as a ‘notable practitioner’ in Bermuda.
Appleby’s Guernsey office was recognised for its ‘considerable expertise in matters concerning digital assets, blockchain and fintech applications’, while the Isle of Man team is noted for handling a ‘significant caseload of cross-border payments law and regulatory work for the island’s e-gaming sector’. In Jersey, the Group is recognised for advising on ‘high-value transactional matters as well as financial regulation for payments businesses, neobanks, crypto companies and investment funds’.
Peter Colegate, Partner and Global Head of Appleby’s Technology and Innovation Group, said: “We are very proud of our global technology and innovation offering and this fantastic set of rankings from Chambers and Partners is testament to the quality and depth of expertise that exists within the Group.
“The technology sector is constantly evolving, so to be recognised as a leading firm in this space is a welcome endorsement of our approach. As always, we are very grateful to our clients and counterparts for their continued instructions and kind feedback."
Pictured (top): Peter Colegate.
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