Estera, a corporate, funds and trust services provider, has launched legal services in Bermuda and Cayman.
Named Estera Law, the legal services division of the firm will provide offerings in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands that are aligned to their clients' individual objectives and preferences.
Estera's services will cover a number of practice areas including corporate and commercial, regulatory, insurance and investment funds. The firm was spun off from law firm Appleby in late 2015, having previously been known as Appleby Fiduciary.
This expansion further demonstrates our commitment not only to Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, but to our clients throughout the region"
The group said it launched the legal services in response to demands by clients for tailored solutions to support their strategic and operational priorities in the face of rapidly evolving regulatory, jurisdictional and market environments.
Estera is a global provider of funds, corporate administration and trust services and an active service provider to the ILS and reinsurance markets with a strong presence in offshore jurisdictions.
James Maitland, Estera's regional head of Americas, Bermuda and Caribbean, said: "We also remain dedicated to strengthening our collaborative relationships with our existing partners and intermediaries in the Americas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.
"This expansion further demonstrates our commitment not only to Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, but to our clients throughout the region."
In Bermuda, Alison Dyer-Fagundo, a former partner at Appleby who has legal experience, leads the legal team as managing partner of Estera Law (Bermuda) Ltd.
Dyer-Fagundo said: "This is a truly exciting development for our firm as clients now have the option of instructing us for both their legal and fiduciary services.
"We are incredibly flexible and will continue to work with a wide range of other advisers to provide our clients with the services that best suit their requirements."
Kendra Foster will be leading the legal team as managing partner. She has experience in the Cayman Islands financial services industry and was the founding principal of U Law Limited.