Adam is a Partner in the Corporate and Property practice groups at Appleby.

He has a wealth of experience across multiple disciplines, including: all aspects of commercial and residential real estate acquisition, finance, development, leasing and disposal; corporate banking; whole loan portfolio transactions; project finance; M&A; outsourcing; and other major commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Appleby, Adam was a partner at another law firm where he built a strong reputation for advising on the real estate, finance and corporate aspects of investment into and within the Cayman Islands, particularly in the hotel and tourism sector. Notably, in 2017 Adam led the legal team advising the purchaser on the largest real estate deal in the jurisdiction.

Chambers & Partners ranked Adam as a Band 3 Real Estate lawyer in its 2019 Global Guide, describing him as “practical, insightful and creative”. In Legal 500 2019 Adam was ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ and in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 Caribbean directory, Adam was ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer”, being described as “extremely knowledgeable, pragmatic and reassuring to deal with.” Adam is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Cayman Islands Law Society, having been admitted as solicitor to the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2008 (non-practicing) and as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2015.

In addition to his legal practice, Adam leads the real estate module of the Truman Bodden Law School Professional Practice Course, gives seminars on business development strategy on behalf of the Caymanian Bar Association, and serves on the legal and policy subcommittee of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association.

Prior to moving to the Cayman Islands, Adam practiced at Eversheds Sutherland in the UK and was senior in-house counsel at a leading financial services group.




  • University of South Wales (LLB (Hons), PgDip Legal Practice)


30 May 2019 | Deals

Appleby instrumental in new legal structure for real estate projects

Appleby Cayman has played a key role in obtaining planning approval for the first ever volumetric su...

Contributors: Adam Johnson


6 Aug 2019 |

Commercial Real Estate in the Cayman Islands

This Q&A published by Practical Law Real Estate Guide, gives a high level overview of the corporate ...

Contributors: Adam Johnson
13 Jun 2019 |

Appleby contributes Cayman Islands Real Estate chapter to Law and Practice Guide 2019

Our Cayman Islands team have contributed the Cayman Islands chapter to the Law and Practice Real Est...

Contributors: Adam Johnson

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