James named new partner

Appleby Spurling Hunter has named four new partners to the group; Stephen James in the Cayman Islands office, Bradfield Adderley and Scott Swainson in the Bermuda office and Liza Lam in the Hong Kong office.

Managing Partner, Peter Bubenzer said, ‘We are delighted to welcome these talented lawyers, Stephen, Brad, Scott, and Liza, to the Group’s Partnerships. They represent the reach of our practice, both in expertise and geographic scope. Each is accomplished in his or her own right and by their energy and reputation, locally and internationally, they strengthen and complement the existing Partners in the Group.’ He continued, ‘We will begin our next fiscal year with 94 lawyers in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, BVI, London and Hong Kong, continuing to strengthen our position as a key offshore service provider.’

Mr. James is a member of the Banking and Asset Finance Team in the Cayman Islands office. He relocated to Cayman from Appleby’s Bermuda office in the summer of 2004. He has over two decades of legal experience including securitisations, reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies. Stephen has worked in both private practice and as in-house counsel in the oil and gas industry. He is joined Appleby in 1999, after practising in Canada. He is a graduate of Queensland University in Australia and the University of Victoria in Canada.

Mr. Adderley, a member of the Insurance Team in the Bermuda Corporate and Commercial Practice Group, joined Appleby in 1997. He was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1998, after graduating from The College of Law in Guildford, England, and receiving a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Wake Forest in North Carolina. He focuses on insurance incorporations, segregated accounts structures, formations, transactions and finance.

Mr. Swainson is the Manager of the Bermuda Property Practice Group where he focuses exclusively on commercial and residential property transactions, including advising lenders, owners and developers. Scott has practised in Bermuda since 1993 and joined Appleby in 1998. He was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1994 and the Bar of England and Wales in 1992. He received his law degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and is a graduate of Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

Ms Lam practises corporate and commercial law in Appleby’s Hong Kong Office, specialising in advising on securities, corporate finance, bank financing and limited partnerships. She joined Appleby in the Hong Kong office in 2000 after practising in Canada. She graduated from The University of Toronto and York University in Canada, and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1996.

Who they are

Appleby Spurling Hunter is a leading provider of sophisticated, specialised offshore legal services and maintains offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, London and Hong Kong. Appleby’s principal practice is in the Corporate & Commercial arena and Litigation. Appleby also provides Trusts and Property service.