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Isle of Man Law Firms Unite

Rachel Walsh 19 June 2009

Isle of Man Law Firms Unite

Isle of Man law firm Dickinson Cruickshank is to merge with Appleby, the offshore legal, fiduciary and administration service provider. The deal is set to go through on 1 October, once all legal obligations have been met.

“Appleby’s global reach in the key offshore jurisdictions, its recent expansion through Mauritius into the emerging markets in India, Africa and Asia, and its market leading position in international financial centres, will have a significant impact on the breadth, range and choice of services we are able to offer to our Isle of Man and international clients,” said Paul Morrison, senior partner at Dickinson Cruickshank.

“Clients with multi-jurisdictional matters will find it easier to manage, or will help choose a suitable jurisdiction, with the new global offshore law firm as it is the only offshore legal, fiduciary and administration service provider with a major foothold in six offshore business centres,” he added.

Dickinson Cruickshank has eleven partners since the appointment of Claire Milne from Scottish law firm Thorntons in February. The firm is largely based at its Isle of Man office, though one partner does operate from an office in London.

Appleby opened a Zurich office in December 2008 and also has a presence in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Mauritius, London and Hong Kong.

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