Offshore Magic Circle | In Their Own Words

Offshore Magic Circle | In Their Own Words2019-04-30T11:34:54+00:00

Project Description

An insight into the leading offshore law firms expressed in their own words from their company websites.


  • We are an offshore law firm with around 470 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global 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
  • Appleby has its origins in a number of jurisdictions. The original Appleby practised in Bermuda and was established by Major Reginald Appleby, who commenced practice in the late 1890s
  • Appleby today is one of the world’s leading offshore law firms. The Group has offices in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as a presence in the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • Appleby has been ranked as one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal services by number of lawyers in The Lawyer’s 2016 Offshore Survey.
  • Appleby delivers sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts, Regulatory and Property. The Group advises public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with these clients and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions

Bedell Cristin

  • Our international offices in Jersey, Guernsey, London, BVI and Singapore enable us to accommodate complex transactions and handle cross-border deals, disputes and investigations
  • Bedell Cristin is an award-winning law firm with expertise in Jersey, Guernsey and BVI law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast-moving world
  • Our lawyers are consistently ranked as leaders in their field by Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories, and have built an exceptional reputation for achieving tangible success for our clients. Whatever the requirement, we ensure our clients have ready access to the right support and level of expertise

Carey Olsen

  • Carey Olsen is a market leading offshore law firm. We deliver exceptional services to our clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. We also have offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London and Singapore
  • We employ over 360 people and our 49 partners head up a total complement of 200 lawyers
  • We provide legal services in relation to all aspects of Corporate and Finance, Trusts and Private Wealth, Investment Funds, Insolvency, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution
  • We work with an extensive range of clients, including directors, insolvency practitioners, global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity and real estate houses, corporates, trustees, governments and private individuals
  • Carey Olsen also works with leading onshore legal advisers on international transactions and cases involving our jurisdictions

Conyers Dill & Pearman

  • Conyers Dill & Pearman is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The Firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Mauritius laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Through our global network we provide responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven advice to clients on matters including: Corporate, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Insurance & Reinsurance, Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Asset Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring, and Private Client & Trust
  • Affiliated companies (Codan Management, Codan Services, and Codan International) provide registered agent, registered office, corporate director and secretarial services, as well as specialised company management services
  • Conyers’ international network of licensed trust companies (Codan Trust) undertakes a broad range of trust administration services for private clients and corporations


  • Harneys is a leading international offshore law firm. We provide advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Anguilla law to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals
  • Our commitment is to absolute quality, unparalleled responsiveness and client service. Independent legal directories consistently put Harneys in the top tier of offshore law firms and describe our lawyers as attentive, commercially aware and responsive. In 2016 Harneys was named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer for its market leading strategy, commercial strength, legal innovation, exceptional client service and jurisdictional leadership
  • Our network is the largest among offshore law firms with more than 12 locations including market facing offices in Hong Kong, London, Montevideo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver. Our wide network allows us to provide reliable and timely service on even the most complex cross border transactions and disputes. Key areas of practice include: Investment Funds, Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Restructuring, Corporate and Commercial, Trusts and Private Client
  • Harneys was established in 1960 in the British Virgin Islands. The firm opened its first international office in 2002 in London, a development which marked the beginning of a period of successful expansion resulting in the award-winning global firm of today
  • Harneys’ associated corporate and private wealth services business, Harney’s Fiduciary, delivers a full complement of corporate and fiduciary services in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Our product offering also includes New Zealand, Hong Kong and Barbados and we are expanding regularly in line with the evolving needs of our clients
  • We hold trust licenses in several jurisdictions and offer a broad range of fund, trust, and fiduciary services to the world’s leading law firms, corporations, financial institutions and private clients. As a result, we have earned a reputation for excellence worldwide

Maples and Calder

  • Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional, business and private clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. We are a full service firm and our lawyers regularly feature in leading directories as specialists in their areas of expertise
  • Our worldwide offices offer multinational clients and international law firms local access to our global services
  • Wherever you may be, you will find highly qualified, experienced lawyers ready to work with you in a convenient time zone. With specialists in all of our practice areas, Maples and Calder are proud of our reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial firm and we strive hard to maintain it

Mourant Ozannes

  • Mourant Ozannes is one of the leading offshore law firms. We advise on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Our clients include many of the world’s leading financial institutions, public companies, corporations and fund promoters as well as high net worth private clients. We are chosen regularly to work alongside the most respected international law firms with whom we enjoy deep and longstanding relationships
  • Mourant Ozannes provides award-winning offshore legal advice from our offices in the key international finance centres of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong and London. We provide offshore legal services in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Mourant Ozannes specialises in: Banking & Finance, Corporate, Employment, Financial Services & Regulatory, Funds, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance, International Trusts & Private Clients, Litigation, and Property


  • Ogier provides practical advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices. Ogier is the only firm to advise on these five laws. We regularly win awards for the quality of our client service, our work and our people
  • We get straight to the point, managing complexity to get to the essentials. Our global network of offices covers every time zone. We are the only law firm to advise on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law
  • Ogier employs 350 employees including 50 partners

Walkers Global

  • Walkers is a leading international law firm. We advise on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey
  • Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey
  • Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious Corporate and Finance law, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Structured Products, Capital Markets, and Trusts
  • Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate and fiduciary services
  • *Walkers works in exclusive association with Taylors in Bermuda, a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.

Source: Text is sourced from corporate websites and is therefore the property of the relevant law firms (January 2017)

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