Jeremy Berchem has handed over his role as Office Managing Group Partner to Richard Sheldon with effect from 1 May 2023.
Jeremy has successfully steered the Guernsey office as the OMP since 1 April 2020. Jeremy will continue to practise as one of Appleby’s Guernsey Corporate Partners.
Richard is a Group Partner in the Dispute Resolution team and heads up Appleby’s Employment practice across the Channel Islands. Richard advises on all areas of employment law including, strategic advice, litigation, transactional support and director / shareholder disputes, as well as advising on matters such as executive severance, employee share schemes, pensions, restrictive covenants, bonus disputes and trade union issues.
In addition, Richard has advised on a number of major contentious regulatory matters including in particular enforcement action by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) against both companies and their directors, and has a particular expertise in the field of complex investigations into regulatory issues. Richard has a growing reputation in the field and has been the lead adviser on a number of regulatory enforcement cases over the years such as Blenheim, Richmond and Artemis, representing those companies through the enforcement process. Richard also regularly represents directors at voluntary interviews with the GFSC.
Prior to joining Appleby in August 2014, Richard worked for Eversheds Sutherland in the UK.
Jeremy, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed leading the Guernsey office for the last three years. However, the time is right to hand over the reins so I can fully focus on further developing my core practice. I know Richard will do a fantastic job and wish him all the success for his tenure.”
Richard said: “I am honoured to be asked to become the new Office Managing Group Partner. The firm’s reputation is first-class and I’m looking forward to working with such a dynamic and energetic team. Their combined wealth of experience and vast knowledge of Guernsey law is an invaluable asset which enhances Appleby’s position in both the offshore legal industry and in Guernsey.”