Jeremy Berchem is a Group Partner* and Group Head within the Corporate department in Guernsey. He joined Appleby as counsel in October 2012 having previously worked for another offshore law firm in the Channel Islands since 2006. Prior to this, Jeremy worked in the banking departments of Travers Smith in London and Dickinson Dees in Newcastle. Jeremy qualified as an English Solicitor in 1997.
Jeremy has extensive experience of all areas of banking and finance work including advising both lenders and borrowers in relation to all aspects of banking, property finance and asset finance transactions. He also advises on the issuance of bonds and other debt instruments and their listing on the TISE, the sale and purchase of companies, corporate governance matters and the restructuring of corporate and debt structures. In addition, he has a broad corporate and commercial practice and advises on general corporate matters.
Chambers UK 2018 recognise Jeremy for being a notable practitioner.
IFLR1000 named Jeremy as 'Highly Regarded' in the 2018 edition for his Corporate and M&A work. Clients told IFLR1000 that Jeremy "is unfailingly responsive and knowledgeable. He provides a calm and very commercial head with significant experience and fantastic expertise when it comes to local market practice.” In addition that "Jeremy is excellent - he is responsive, knowledgeable and extremely user-friendly" and he "is an outstanding lawyer technically but balances that with being an incredibly commercial and solution-focussed lawyer.”
The Legal 500 UK 2017 praise Jeremy for "leading from the front and providing clients with very commercial and practical advice." The team is "outstanding with great technical knowledge and recognises the commercial reality of the deals it is working on, getting the job done with a complete absence of drama."
* not admitted in Guernsey
"[Jeremy] leads from the front and provides clients with very commercial and practical advice."