Julian Black and Richard Addlestone
are Appleby’s newest partners.
Members of the Corporate and
Commercial Practice Group’s Banking and Asset Finance and Funds and Investment
Services Teams, respectively, Mr. Black and Mr. Addlestone were both previously
partners at Walkers.
Mr. Black has practiced law in the Cayman
Islands for almost a decade and specialises in corporate and finance work
including asset finance, bond repackagings, hedge funds, mergers and
acquisitions and securitisations.
Major publications have lauded Mr.
Black for his practice, expertise and client relationship skills. Hailed by
Chambers Global 2008 as “one of the leaders in the Finance effort” and “praised
for his terrific and responsive client service”,
Mr. Black is listed as a Highly
Recommended Lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer? since 2008, an IFLR finance expert
since 2004 and a Who’s Who finance expert since 2007.
Since joining Appleby, PLC Which
Lawyer? has commended him as a Leading Lawyer in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Black has made contributions to
many publications including The ISR Legal Guide, American Lawyer Magazine and
Cayman Financial Review, and is experienced as a presenter and member of
several international conference panels.
Prior to practicing law in the
Cayman Islands, Mr. Black practised at magic circle firms Clifford Chance and
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.
Mr. Addlestone has practised
law in the Cayman Islands for eight years focusing primarily on private
equity fund formation and transactional work. His secondary focus has
been on hedge fund formation, debt finance work and captive insurance and
A regular contributor to Financier
Worldwide magazine on private equity matters Mr. Addlestone has been published
in The Lawyer and other media such as Dow Jones, Reuters, Offshore Investment
Magazine and Hedgeweek.
He is often quoted as an expert
source on private equity matters and has also made captive insurance and
reinsurance-related contributions to Cayman Financial Review, Captive & Art
Review and Cayman Captive.
Mr. Addlestone has local as well as
onshore experience, having practiced at Paisner & Co (now Berwin Leighton
Paisner), LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae (now Dewey LeBoeuf) and Denton Wilde
Sapte in the United Kingdom.