Two lawyers join Appleby’s Bermuda office
Corporate lawyers Kit Cunningham and John Small have joined the Bermuda office of international law firm Appleby as associates.
Mr Cunningham practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including finance, insurance, public and private M&A, digital asset business and technology, intellectual property, and aviation, the firm said.
He was called to the Bermuda Bar in November 2016, is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee and has acted on a pro bono basis for charities on the island. He previously practised at BeesMont Law.
Mr Cunningham completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School London, and his Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) at the University of Buckingham. Prior to completing his legal qualifications, he acquired a BA degree from Dalhousie University in international development and economics.
He said: “I am excited for this opportunity to join Appleby and look forward to working with such a reputable firm and corporate team.”
Mr Small practices in all areas of corporate, commercial and regulatory insurance law, Appleby said.
He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2016 and in the Republic of Ireland in 2017. Prior to joining Appleby, Mr Small practised at M&G Prudential, later M&G PLC, where his focus was on treaty reinsurance, inter-European portfolio transfers and bulk with-profits annuity schemes. He also has experience of litigation in the courts of England, the firm said.
Mr Small completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University London and the Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School London.
In addition to his legal qualifications, Mr Small holds a BSc and two MSc degrees from the University of the West Indies, the University of Edinburgh and University College London respectively. He is also a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a regular panel judge of the National Technology Awards, Appleby said.
Mr Small said: “Appleby is renowned for its prominent role in high profile transactions. I'm excited to be joining a team which is regarded both for its expertise and for its pursuit of excellence.”
Tim Faries, managing partner of Appleby Bermuda said: “We are delighted to welcome our new associates, Kit and John, to Appleby. Both have impressive track records and bring a range of expertise and knowledge that will benefit both the firm and our valued clients.”