Bio

Jerome Wilson is a partner and member of the Corporate department in Appleby’s Bermuda office. His practice includes, but is not limited to, advising on complex shipping matters, ship financing, representation of lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in bespoke cross jurisdictional transactions and other general matters, with specialties in public companies, telecommunications and asset-based acquisition and working capital financing. Jerome is also a member of Appleby’s global Technology & Innovation team, providing comprehensive advice in connection with all aspects of carrying on digital asset business in Bermuda.

Jerome is recognised by Chambers Global 2021 in the Corporate category where he is described as “extraordinarily responsive and well versed in Bermuda law.” He is noted for his strong Corporate and Capital Market capabilities. He is also recognised by Legal 500 Caribbean as a ´Next Generation Partner´ in the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets category and recommended in the Corporate and Commercial category. Jerome is also ranked as a ‘Notable Practitioner´ by IFLR1000.

Jerome is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association.

PUBLICATIONS:

DEALS:

  • MARVELL TECHNOLOGY, INC., Acted as legal counsel to Marvell Technology, Inc. on a corporate restructuring in connection with its USD 10 billion acquisition of Inphi Corporation;
  • MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD., Advised Marvell, a leading producer of semiconductor technology and data infrastructure, in an agreement to acquire Inphi Corporation. Enterprise value of the deal USD 10 billion;
  • FLOATEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, Advised Floatel International Limited and it subsidiaries (the Group) on its successful, fully comprehensive balance sheet restructuring. The Floatel Group is renowned for providing offshore accommodation and support vessels;
  • PARABOLIC DIGITAL HOLDINGS LTD., Advised on the establishment of Parabolic Digital Holdings Ltd. as a Bermuda company that would focus on the development and financing of green energy blockchain data centres;
  • SIRIS CAPITAL GROUP LLC, Advised in relation to the acquisition of Travelport Worldwide Limited by Siris Capital Group LLC and Elliot Management Corp;
  • BELMOND LTD., Advised Belmond Ltd. on its acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH);
  • SEADRILL, Advised the coordinating committee representing a bank group holding USD 7.4 billion in secured debt, on Seadrill Limited’s successful completion of its USD 10 billion restructuring plan pursuant to its chapter 11 plan of reorganisation. This high profile restructuring was one of the most complex restructurings in history and the largest ever in the offshore drilling sector;
  • MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD., (MARVELL), Advised on the acquisition of Cavium for USD 6 billion.  Advice included the preparation of a presentation to be delivered to the directors of Marvell, outlining the fiduciary duties arising under Bermudian law in the context of the transaction;
  • NYSE-LISTED COMPANY AND LEADING PROVIDER OF DIFFERENTIATED PAPER AND PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, Advised client on its acquisition of a NYSE-listed company and recognized leading global provider of print-based specialty packaging solutions;
  • AMERICA´S CUP EVENT AUTHORITY (BERMUDA) LTD., Provided ongoing charitable legal advice to the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) in relation to the application of the Charities Act 2014, as it related to its affiliated charitable organization, known as “Endeavour Community Sailing”;
  • THE BANK OF N.T. BUTTERFIELD & SON LIMITED, Mandatory Early Redemption of all outstanding 8.00 % Non-Cumulative Perpetual Limited Voting Preference Shares Guaranteed by the Government of Bermuda – Butterfield retired the entire Preference Share issue with a payment of $215.8 million (comprising principal and current dividends of $186.5 million and a make-whole premium of $29.3 million representing the present value of future dividends that Preference Shareholders would have received through 22 June 2019 maturity date);
  • C&J ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED, Advised and represented C&J Energy Ltd and C&J Corporate Services (Bermuda) Ltd in respect of parallel provisional liquidation proceedings in Bermuda and chapter 11 proceedings in the United States of America;
  • GLOBAL SC FINANCE IV LIMITED (A SUBSIDIARY OF SEACO SRL), Advised in connection with a private placement of USD 294 million of fixed rate asset backed notes for one of the world’s leading marine container leasing companies;
  • THE CARLYLE GROUP, Completed the acquisition of Veritas Holdings Ltd., an information management systems provider, from Symantec Corp for a total purchase price of USD 8 billion. The transaction was the biggest U.S leveraged buyout announced in 2015 and the largest solo private equity purchase of U.S assets since 2011;
  • KEYTECH LIMITED, Advising in connection with a multi-layered transaction that included the acquisition of the remainder of Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd. (CellOne) and the acquisition by Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., of a controlling interest in Keytech;
  • AMERICA’S CUP EVENT AUTHORITY, Acted in connection with the Bermuda Government’s bid to host the 35th America’s Cup and conclusion of the related Host Venue Agreement;
  • ORACLE, Acted for Oracle the defender of the 35th America’s Cup, advising on bespoke arrangements given the unique nature of the client and the Regatta generally;
  • HÖEGH LNG HOLDINGS LTD., Acting as Bermuda counsel to Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in connection with the formation of Höegh LNG Partners LP, a Marshall Islands limited partnership (MLP) and the MLP´s initial public offering of 11,040,000 common unit;
  • INKIA ENERGY LIMITED, Providing Bermuda law legal advice to Inkia Energy Limited and IC Power Holdings (Kallpa) Limited in connection with a credit facility obtained by a Peruvian subsidiary of the companies with a matter value of USD 300,000,000.

Education:

Leeds University (England)

College of Law, London (England)

Updates

8 Jun 2021

Bermuda Monetary Authority Introduce ‘May 2021 Guidance’ For Digital Asset Business

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) recognizes the importance of actively monitoring its laws and r...

6 Apr 2021 | Deals

Appleby Bermuda advised Floatel on its successful restructuring

Appleby Bermuda advised Floatel International Limited and it subsidiaries (the Group) on its success...

27 Jan 2020 | News

Appleby to Sponsor and Speak at Canadian Technology Summit in Bermuda

Appleby is pleased to be sponsoring and speaking at the Canadian Technology Summit in Bermuda the we...

25 Nov 2019 | News

Bermuda Updates Outsourcing Guidance

On 28 June 2019 the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) released Outsourcing Guidance Notes (Guidance N...

7 Oct 2019 | News

Appleby Bermuda to speak at TradeWinds International Shipping Forum

Appleby Bermuda Partner Jerome Wilson will be speaking at the TradeWinds International Shipping Foru...

13 Sep 2019 | News

Appleby in London for London International Shipping Week

This week, Bermuda Partner Jerome Wilson and Counsel Tiffany Boys, alongside Isle of Man Counsel Rob...

Publications

3 Jun 2021 |

Virtual Currency in Bermuda: An Update

Bermuda has come a long way in the virtual currency sphere.

8 Apr 2021 |

Doing business from and within our shores

Bermuda is a hub for international business, which is one of the top contributors to our economy and...

11 Mar 2021 |

Valuation of shares in M&A deals

The continuing presence of the Covid-19 pandemic may prompt companies to consider making strategic a...

29 Dec 2020 |

Finding focus after COVID-19

Bermuda’s economy has been buffeted by the challenges of COVID-19 during 2020. But a robust respon...

20 May 2020 |

Threatened insolvency: Personal Exposure of Directors

During the challenging economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, business resilience an...

Contributors: Jerome Wilson
23 Apr 2020 |

Duties and Liabilities of Directors of Bermuda companies

During the challenging economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, directors need to be e...

Contributors: Jerome Wilson
21 Nov 2019 |

BMA releases guidance on outsourcing

For many companies, outsourcing is essential in allowing them to cost effectively and efficiently pr...

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