Appleby announced that the global head of its corporate department, Cameron Adderley, has moved to Hong Kong and will take over the role of office managing partner from Frances Woo when she retires from the group at the end of March 2017.
Woo, a former group chairman who has led the Hong Kong team for almost two decades, said: “Hong Kong is a key jurisdiction in the Appleby network and the arrival of a senior board member who has a proven track record in leading teams and providing an excellent service to clients is testament to how important Hong Kong and Asia is to Appleby.”
Adderley has been a partner with Appleby since 2001. He is qualified to give Bermuda and BVI legal advice and will work closely with the team in Hong Kong, which offers Bermuda, BVI and Cayman law advice to clients.
Prior to Adderley’s move to Hong Kong, Appleby appointed a new partner to its corporate department. Nicholas Davies is a senior English and Cayman law-qualified corporate and finance lawyer, and joined the team in early February. Davies has experience with offshore and onshore magic circle firms. He has been based in Cayman, Jersey, Moscow and London, and advises on the offshore aspects of a broad range of corporate and finance matters.