October 27, 2020

Commerical and Insurance Litigator Joins Appleby


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Appleby, the world’s largest provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, has recruited a City of London lawyer into its market-leading litigation team in the Cayman Islands.

Shaun Tracey recently joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation and Insolvency Practice Group from leading UK law firm, Simmons & Simmons. He will focus primarily in the areas of insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution, negligence claims, fund and shareholder disputes, and fraud litigation.

Shaun brings with him particular expertise in complex, high-value professional negligence and directors’ and officers’ claims in the financial services sector and has handled contractual disputes, fraud claims and regulatory investigations and insurance coverage disputes.

During the course of his career, Shaun has advised multinational companies, insurers, professional firms, fiduciary service providers and their professional directors, banks, government departments, and private clients. He has also undertaken successful secondments to a division of Barclays and Travelers Insurance Company.

A keen advocate, Shaun has represented pro bono clients before the Employment Tribunal and has conducted advocacy at interlocutory court hearings.

Jeremy Walton, Cayman Practice Group Head of Litigation and Insolvency, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Shaun who has a wealth of specialist experience. He will add even more strength to our pool of top litigation lawyers, and enhance our handling of claims brought against professionals and service providers, which is emerging as a trend in offshore litigation.”

Appleby is a leading provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. With an unparalleled presence in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and Seychelles, the group offers advice on offshore law and also has offices in the international financial centres of London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Zurich.

The Appleby Group has been ranked as the world’s largest provider of offshore legal services by partner numbers in The Lawyer’s 2012 Offshore Survey. In December 2010, Appleby was named “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” at The Legal Week British Legal Awards. In June 2010, Appleby was named “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards. With over 800 lawyers and professional specialists across the Group, Appleby delivers sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Corporate and Commercial, Litigation and Insolvency, Private Client and Trusts and Property, and a broad range of fiduciary services.  The Group advises 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.


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