Jacob MacAdam

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Jacob MacAdam is a Partner in the Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Regulatory practice groups at Appleby. Jacob has extensive experience in corporate finance, banking and finance, fund finance, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and capital markets transactions. Jacob also has deep regulatory expertise, particularly in the banking and fiduciary space.

Jacob joined Appleby in 2011. Prior to that he worked as an associate at the London office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in their corporate finance group. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, Jacob trained and qualified at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Jacob is ranked as a ´notable practitioner´ by IFLR1000. He is also noted as a ‘next generation partner’ in Legal 500 2021 and is the author of the Legal 500 2021 M&A Country Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter).




Recent transactional highlights include:

  • Advising Riverstone in connection with an initial public offering of the shares of Riverstone Energy Limited on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Advising The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd in connection with the acquisition of HSBC’s Cayman Islands business;
  • Advising a leading US private equity fund in connection with the structuring of an offshore private equity fund;
  • Advising in connection with a listing of debt on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange;
  • Advising a leading US investment bank in connection with a subscription financing to a Cayman Islands based private equity fund; and
  • Advising a Cayman Islands issuer in connection with the structuring and issue of a US$2billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.




University of Exeter (England)

The College of Law (Guildford, England)


5 Nov 2021 | Analysis

Deadline for certain partnerships coming within scope of the Economic Substance Regime is fast approaching – are you ready?

As mentioned in our earlier briefing, the economic substance regime was extended on 30 June 2021 by ...

11 Oct 2021 | Deals

Appleby advises on establishing a Cayman Islands Reinsurer

Appleby has advised longstanding client, Brookfield, on the establishment of North End Re., a Cayman...

Contributors: Appolina Bent
23 Sep 2021 | Deals

Appleby acts as Cayman Islands counsel in Caesers Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill

Appleby Cayman acted as Cayman Islands counsel to the lead arrangers in connection with credit facil...

21 May 2020 | News

Going private transactions during COVID-19

Offshore companies incorporated in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey...

11 Feb 2020 | News

Cayman Islands Adopts New Private Funds Regime and Amends Mutual Funds Law

The Cayman Islands continue to meet and exceed international standards in a proactive and sophistica...

Contributors: Sailaja Alla, Jacob MacAdam
20 Jan 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises on closing of Zedra acquisition

Corporate Partner Jacob MacAdam and Associate Dean Bennett, both based in Appleby’s Cayman Islands...

Contributors: Dean Bennett


13 May 2021

Cayman Islands: Mergers & Acquisitions Comparative Guide

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulati...

Contributors: Dean Bennett, Vance Power
6 May 2021

Legal 500 M&A Guide 2021 - Cayman Islands update

Originally provided for Legal 500's M&A Guide, April 2021 This country-specific Q&A provi...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
1 Feb 2019

Private Equity Trends to Look Out for in 2019

1. Prevailing market conditions - Despite continuing global geo-political risks and uncertainty, pri...

Contributors: Jacob MacAdam

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