Simone Bowie Jones joined MFG in 2005 and is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Department. Simone advises businesses on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, exempt distributions and other forms of corporate finance. She also guides clients in the regulated sectors namely, fintech, banking and securities.
Amalgamation of the material business of jamaica producer group limited and panjam investment limited
Advised and represented PanJam Investment Limited in relation to all aspects of the amalgamation process which included advising on regulatory and compliance matters, conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents, assisting with the convening of the shareholders’ extraordinary general meeting, and corresponding with various Jamaican regulators.
Spur Tree Spices Jamaica Limited Acquisition of Canco Limited
Represented the company in its acquisition of a majority stake in Canco Limited, owner of the “Linstead Market” brand
The Bankruptcy Estate of Jamaica Beverages Limited
Represented the Trustee appointed by the Supervisor of Insolvency in the sale of assets in the bankruptcy estate of Jamaica Beverages Limited
Sale of Shares in Key Insurance Company Limited
Advised and represented the majority shareholders of Key Insurance Company Limited, a company regulated by the Financial Services Commission as a part of the insurance sector and a company that was then listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, in relation to the sale of their shares.
Stocks and Securities Limited
Advised and represented Stocks and Securities Limited in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in C2W Music Limited (which was renamed to SSL Ventures Limited), which took the form of a reverse takeover and is to date, the sole “rescue operation” executed under the Junior Market Rules of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Michael Drakulich et al v Karibukai et al  JMCC Comm 31 Unreported decision of the Commercial Court (per Batts, J.) delivered on 6 November 2020.
Successful opposition on behalf of our majority shareholder client of interim relief sought by the minority shareholders who allege they are being unfairly oppressed by the majority shareholders
Harmony Cove project
Advising Tavistock, one of 2 joint venture partners in large hotel and casino development on Jamaica’s North Coast
Major Mergers & Acquisitions
- Acquisition of Air Jamaica by Caribbean Airlines, Team Member
- Acquisition of Lascelles deMercado & Co. Limited by Angostura Limited, Team Member
- Merger of the Tortuga franchises throughout the Caribbean into one entity, in which Jamaica Producers Group acquired a majority interest, Team Member.
Trinidad Cement Limited Group – Debt restructuring
Debt restructuring undertaking by TCL Group with a view to improving the Group’s long term prospects and provide for full repayment of its indebtedness. Represented Mayer Brown LLP acting for the steering committee of creditors of Trinidad Cement Limited and its affiliates.
Elite Diagnostics Limited
GK Capital Management Limited
GK Investments Limited
One Great Studio Company Limited
Jamaica Bar Association Commercial Law Sub-Committee
Certificate in Mediation Practice and Procedure, Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica
Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School
Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), University of the West Indies