WEDNESDAY, MAY 2: Law firm Appleby announced that Alan Bossin, John Wasty and Sarah Demerling have made partner in Bermuda.
These are in addition to one further appointment to partner and five to counsel elsewhere in the global group.
Kiernan Bell, Bermuda office managing partner, said: “These appointments recognise the skills and expertise of these fine lawyers who support our growth strategy and our positioning as the leading offshore firm, by consistently providing a first-class service to our international clients and their advisers.
“Corporate and Litigation are two of our core legal service lines in Bermuda and the appointments of these attorneys who are recognised by peers and clients alike as experts in their field, demonstrate the continuing strength of these practices.”
Alan Bossin is a senior member of Appleby's Insurance team, which forms part of Appleby's Corporate and Commercial practice group. He specialises in insurance and reinsurance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity and regulatory matters. His significant experience includes representing public and private acquirors and target companies in a variety of Bermuda insurance company acquisitions.
Mr Bossin also has extensive experience in capital raising, securitization, insurance linked, longevity and distinctive risk transference transactions utilising special purpose vehicles, catastrophe (CAT) bond structures, capital markets and segregated accounts. He regularly advises on the establishment of all classes of insurance companies and the regulatory regime governing Bermuda insurers.
Sarah Demerling is Appleby’s local team leader for Islamic Finance and deputy team leader of the Funds & Investment Services team within the Corporate & Commercial department in Bermuda. She has broad expertise in all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, and specialises in advising on structuring and operating investment vehicles, including mutual funds, hedge funds, unit trusts, partnerships, closed ended funds, master/feeder structures, fund of funds and more recently on structures using fund vehicles to invest indirectly into insurance-linked products.
She also specialises in over-the-counter derivative transactions, ISDA transactions, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
John Wasty is Appleby’s global Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Team Leader. He has extensive experience in international insurance and reinsurance, and professional indemnity (particularly directors and officers, and accountants) dispute resolution, including insurance and reinsurance insolvency issues. He has represented insurers and reinsurers in a wide variety of disputes in the London Market, the US, Europe and Asia. He also practises in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency litigation and funds litigation. John is admitted in six jurisdictions globally.