2015 winner


The judges awarded Appleby first place for leveraging, in-house, their internal insight into cross-border capital flows/investment and changes in the pattern of global wealth. CLO Insider is a very well presented, comprehensive bible on the market. Offshorei is a valuable indication of how cross-border acquisitions will change industries and geographies and therefore the evolving socio-economic environment. The outputs are very clear and support Appleby’s strong positioning in offshore law and fiduciary services. This is reinforced by impressive media coverage and measurement, earned through offering insight from the firm’s experts, rather than straight deal announcements.


Winner’s quote:

“This programme has delivered a significant return to Appleby, not only in the amount of press coverage, but more subtly it has repositioned us as being a thought-leading, go-to firm for the latest thinking about offshore topics. It is fantastic that it has been recognised in this way and testament to the hard work, talent and insight of the team members involved in its inception and implementation.”- Helen Pitchford, Director of Marketing, Appleby


Thought Leadership Appleby

From left: Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Hall & Sarah Stone (Appleby) and Mike Littlewood (RBS)


2nd place


The judges awarded Matheson runner up based on how the firm uses its voice, via thought leadership based on rigorous data analysis to make things happen: inputting into Irish and European policy formation; advocating new Irish law with international relevance; and engagement with academia, including professional training at Judge Business School and sponsored doctoral scholarships in Dublin. ‘Choosing a European Fund Domicile’ makes a clear case for Ireland and offers valuable peer group decision-making criteria. The long-term thought leadership architecture reinforces Matheson’s commercial offering to international companies and FIs doing business in and through Ireland.



2015 Sponsor


Other shortlisted firms

Grant Thornton
L&E Global