We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services, working with our clients to achieve practical solutions whether from a single location or across multiple jurisdictions. Our specialised team of commercial lawyers have deep legal expertise and devoted experience to assist in the following areas:

  • All Outsourcing Transactions
  • Privacy Law & Compliance
  • All IT Contracts
  • FinTech/InsurTech Projects
  • Protection of Tech IP
  • Data Protection
  • Cybersecurity – Cyber Regulation
  • Operating Service Agreements
  • Outsourcing & Managed Services
  • Distribution Channels
  • SaaS, DaaS, IaaS
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • Public Sector Procurement
  • Shared Services Among Affiliates
  • ERP Sector Procurement
  • Telecommunications Services and Contracts
  • Consulting Service Contracts
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems / AI
  • Inter-Company (Affiliate) IT Service Agreements
  • IT Corporate Governance (Directors’ IT Duties)
  • Blockchain Strategies and Licensing
  • Technology Communications
  • Technology Development
  • Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Terms & Conditions
  • IT Procurement/RFPs
  • E-Commerce Solutions
Chambers 2022

“Appleby is a premier offshore law firm. It provides an ideal multidisciplinary platform, coordinated legal advice and strong transactional capability to clients.”


Appleby Bermuda has a specialised team of lawyers to assist both users and vendors of information technology with their IT procurement, outsourcing services and all related contracts, implementation and transformation projects, compliance with data protection and privacy laws, and with policies and practices to promote compliance with all other regulatory obligations, including cybersecurity.

Jerome Wilson is a partner in the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office and leads the Technology and Innovation practice in Bermuda. He is one of the island’s leading digital assets, blockchain and FinTech lawyers, and is recognised by legal research directories Chambers Global, Legal 500 Caribbean and IFLRlOOO. Jerome is also the author of numerous articles and publications, including ‘Bermuda: set to be a digital Fort Knox’ (The Royal Gazette, 2022) and is host of the ‘Tech Talks’ series of The Appleby ‘Bermuda Shorts’ podcast.

Duncan Card is a partner who practices commercial law in the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office. He specialises in IT contracting, all forms of outsourcing agreements, privacy law, data protection, cybersecurity compliance and infrastructure transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was widely ranked as one of Canada’s leading and most recommended Information Technology, Cybersecurity and CIO Advisory lawyers. Duncan is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to IT transactions and outsourcing, including the author of one of the leading books on information technology, commercial and legal best practices published in 2021 by Thomson Reuters International.


Appleby Bermuda’s IT outsourcing and data protection lawyers provide exceptional commercial, risk management, and contract drafting and negotiation services. We provide proactive contracting strategies that promote IT project outsourcing and contract success.

We take a highly experienced industry approach to the legal and business issues governing the development, procurement, commercialisation, and regulatory compliant use of technology, and the secure protection of data that is processed both domestically and internationally.

We advise on all forms of technology-related corporate transactions, including debt and equity enhancing, M&A due diligence, all related privacy and data protection regulatory compliance, IT service contracts, inter-company shared services, intellectual property and IT governance matters.

We are frequently retained to help structure, negotiate and document innovative commercial structures, business models, relationships and transactions that business leaders may require assistance with.

Some of our commercial technology lawyers have served as directors of technology and media enterprises, in-house corporate counsel, and provided technology-related commercial and business advice as members of advisory boards.

We also have particular expertise in Government IT projects, including information technology procurement, operational transformation and data management across all aspects of public sector tendering, such as: sole (single) source procurement allowance; RFl/RFQ/RFP formulation; fairness monitoring; contracting best practices; risk management; negotiation of commercial terms; anti-corruption methodologies; competitive dialogue; multi-track vendor negotiations; and fairness opinions.

Legal 500 2022

“A solid capable team. They are knowledgeable, competent and have experience, and are great people to deal with.”

Key contacts

Jerome Wilson

Partner, Head of Technology & Innovation: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3559
E Email Jerome

Duncan Card

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3270
E Email Duncan

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