Appleby Global to merge with top Isle of Man firm
09 Jul 2009by WWL Editorial
Appleby Global has announced plans to expand its international reach by merging with major Isle of Man firm Dickinson Cruickshank.
The combined firm will continue to be known as Appleby and will have 73 partners, 200 lawyers and a total of 800 staff internationally in offices in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Mauritius, Hong Kong, London, Zurich and the Isle of Man.
The deal should be completed around 1 October 2009.
Commenting on the merger, Appleby's corporate law expert and global group managing partner Peter Bubenzer says: "The opportunity to merge with a firm of the size and quality of Dickinson Cruickshank was compelling for us." He adds "The merger will provide both firms' corporate, institutional and private clients with greater resources across the locations and time zones in which they do business and a broader choice of structures and jurisdictions, unmatched by any other offshore firm."
Founded in 1899, Dickinson Cruickshank is the largest and one of the longest established firms on the Isle of Man.
The Appleby firm's Bermuda heritage dates back to 1897.