Simone Bowie Jones

Partner

Anti-Trust/Competition, Banking, Consumer Protection and Product Registration, Corporate Finance, Financial Services Regulation, Fintech, Information Technology & Electronic Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities

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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.

Results

Amalgamation of the material business of jamaica producer group limited and panjam investment limited

Lead Counsel

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

Lead Counsel

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

Lead Counsel

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

Lead Counsel

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

Lead Counsel

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 [2020] JMCC Comm 31 Unreported decision of the Commercial Court (per Batts, J.) delivered on 6 November 2020.

Team Member

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 

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Harmony Cove project

Team Member

Advising Tavistock, one of 2 joint venture partners in large hotel and casino development on Jamaica’s North Coast

Major Mergers & Acquisitions 

Team Member

  • 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 

Team Member

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.

Community

Elite Diagnostics Limited

Director

GK Capital Management Limited

Director

GK Investments  Limited

Director

One Great Studio Company Limited

Director

Jamaica Bar Association Commercial Law Sub-Committee

Member

Credentials

2008

Certificate in Mediation Practice and Procedure, Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica

2005

Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School

2003

Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), University of the West Indies

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