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´ and a ´recommended lawyer´ by IFLR1000. He is also noted as a ‘next generation partner’ in Legal 500 2019 and is the author of the Legal 500 2018 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)


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
24 Jun 2019 | Deals

Appleby advise Palatine Private Equity on its investment in SMP Partners

Appleby acted as legal counsel to Palatine Private Equity LLP (Palatine) on its recent investment in...

13 Dec 2018 | Deals

Appleby advises on ZEDRA’s acquisition of JP Integra Group

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

Contributors: Dean Bennett
10 Dec 2018 | News

Appleby Cayman advises on the take private AmTrust

Jacob MacAdam and Simon Raftopoulos, partners in Appleby’s Cayman Islands office, have advised on ...

Contributors: Simon Raftopoulos
26 Mar 2018 | News

Appleby promotes nine in 2018 promotions round

Appleby has announced the promotion of seven partners and the appointment of two lawyers to the posi...

13 Mar 2018 | News

Appleby advises on major insurance transaction

Appleby advises longstanding client, Cunningham Lindsey, on its sale to Sedgwick Claims Management S...

Contributors: Simon Raftopoulos


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