Timothy Faries is the Bermuda Office Managing Partner and has overall responsibility for managing the operations of Appleby’s Bermuda office. He is also the Bermuda Group Head of the Corporate department and the Insurance and Reinsurance sector leader.
Tim leads a team of lawyers who specialise in all manner of non-contentious corporate insurance work, including life and general insurance and reinsurance, mutual insurance and structured risk financing. Tim has extensive experience of public and private insurance company capital raising and M&A activity, public listings on US, UK and European securities exchanges, the establishment and licencing of alternative risk financing vehicles such as cat bonds, ILWs and other insurance-linked securities and captive insurance companies in established and emerging markets.
Tim is recognised as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ by Chambers Global 2018, where he is regarded as “diligent and hard-working.” Tim is consistently recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean and IFLR1000 as a ‘Leading Individual’ who is “a truly excellent lawyer.”
Tim speaks at insurance industry conferences both in Bermuda and abroad, is a frequent author of articles and other thought pieces, and provides commentary to international and Bermuda media on the Bermuda insurance industry.
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Tim is consistently ranked by Chambers Global since 2011, as a 'Leader in his Field', and in 2016 is recognised for being a regular adviser to insurers, reinsurers and onshore counsel in connection with a variety of Bermuda law corporate issues and for his "good commercial judgement". Tim is also consistently recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean in both their Insurance/reinsurance and Corporate and Commercial rankings, and listed as a 'Leading Lawyer' in the Banking and Capital Markets in IFLR1000 where he has been described as “excellent, and frankly he really is my go-to guy there for anything that’s complicated. He’s got a good style to him, he’s very pragmatic, very responsive, and I’ve been very happy with him.”
Tim was also recognised by Captive Review in its 2013 Power 50 list, where he was described as “…a respected attorney well-versed in the establishment and licensing of all alternative risk financing vehicles in Bermuda."
“Excellent, and frankly he really is my go-to guy there for anything that’s complicated. He’s got a good style to him, he’s very pragmatic, very responsive, and I’ve been very happy with him.”