The Guernsey office of Appleby, one of the world’s largest offshore providers of legal services, has today announced the appointment of Camilla Neal and Anthony Williams to the position of Counsel.
The Guernsey-based lawyers join six other senior promotions across the Appleby group globally including one partner appointments and five further appointments to Counsel.
Camilla Neal is a member of the corporate and commercial practice group specialising in banking and asset finance transactions. She joined Appleby Isle of Man as a trainee in 2004 and qualified as an Isle of Man advocate in 2006. In January 2013 she relocated permanently to Appleby’s office in Guernsey. Camilla acts for many international financial institutions, law firms and corporate service providers advising on a full range of the key and complex legal issues which affect both their own businesses and those of their clients. She has particular experience in offshore banking and finance transactions including property and fund finance, dealing with cross-border security and insolvency issues. Camilla also provides advice on all aspects of ship and aircraft finance and registration in both Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Anthony Williams is an Advocate in Appleby’s Guernsey Litigation and Insolvency department. Anthony’s practice covers all areas of corporate litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in high value and complex commercial litigation, with particular focus on investment fund disputes, contentious corporate insolvency matters, trust litigation and Director’s duties. Prior to joining Appleby in October 2012, Anthony practised at another Channel Islands law firm in Guernsey and prior to that in Australia. He was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2003 and became a Guernsey Advocate in 2012. Anthony is also admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.
Appleby Guernsey Managing Partner, Gavin Ferguson said: “These appointments are timely and recognise the hard work, skill and expertise of Camilla and Anthony. I congratulate both of them and I very much look forward to continuing to work with Camilla and Anthony as we focus on our strategy and positioning as a leading offshore firm.”
Appleby Group Chairman, Frances Woo, added: “These appointments come at an exciting time in our development when we are seeing significant increases in work-flow as the economy continues to show signs of improvement. The demonstrable strength and depth of our teams means that we can continue to provide clients with a responsive service delivered across time-zones and by highly skilled individuals that they can trust.”