Appleby announces Isle of Man Partner and Counsel Appointments

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
L-R: Appleby Partners Mark Holligon, Charles Davies, Caren Pegg and Chris Cope, who is Isle of Man Litigation & Insolvency Group Head

Appleby Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Caren Pegg as Partner and Juan Thornley to the position of Counsel.

Experienced advocate Caren (née Hyde), is a member of the Isle of Man litigation and insolvency practice group. She deals with a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, including freezing injunctions, enforcement of judgments, asset tracing, Norwich Pharmacal applications, public law issues and director/shareholder disputes. Caren also specialises in employment law. She has extensive experience in dealing with both non-contentious and contentious matters, including redundancy, employment issues related to mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and contracts of employment. Her clients range from leading global and local corporate entities to high net worth individuals. Caren has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Employment and Training Committee for the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce. She joined Appleby in 2001.

Juan Thornley is a member of the corporate and commercial practice group based in the Isle of Man. He advises on a broad range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and joint ventures. He has extensive experience of advising financial services businesses and insurers on a range of matters from restructuring to ongoing compliance and he acts for fiduciary service providers and companies within the e-business sector. He joined Appleby in 2003.

Sean Dowling, Managing Partner of Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC, said: “I would like to congratulate both Caren and Juan. These appointments are timely and recognise the hard work, skill and expertise they both bring to our talented team”.

He continued, “Experienced lawyers like Caren and Juan demonstrate the depth of our team and our ability to deliver integrated cross-border advice on sophisticated commercial matters and structures to clients. I look forward to continuing to work with them as we focus on our strategy and positioning as a leading offshore firm.”

Appleby Group Chairman, Frances Woo, added: ‘These promotions 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. Creation of strength and depth of our teams will mean that we can continue to provide clients with a responsive service delivered across time-zones by highly skilled individuals that they can trust, this quality assurance is key.’

The announcement follows a number of recent appointments and promotions by the Appleby Group, including:

Partner Promotions

  • Keith Robinson – litigation and insolvency practice in Bermuda

Counsel Promotions

  • Andrew Jowett – corporate and commercial practice in the BVI
  • Clive Langley – corporate and commercial practice in Bermuda
  • Camilla Neal – corporate and commercial practice in Guernsey
  • Steven Rees Davies – corporate and commercial practice in Bermuda
  • Anthony Williams – litigation and insolvency practice in Guernsey

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