Name: Jeffrey D. Johnstone
Firm Name: Broadhurst LLC
Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands
Practice Area: Corporate Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Jeffrey D. Johnstone as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in the Cayman Islands. If you wish to get in touch with Jeffrey please use the contact information provided above.

Jeffrey D. Johnstone is a senior attorney with expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, secured lending, private equity and venture capital transactions, securities, and general corporate and commercial law. Jeffrey acts for both publicly listed and private companies in various sectors, high net worth individuals, banking institutions and other participants in the offshore and onshore markets. He is also frequently engaged in transactions involving the captive insurance industry.

Prior to joining Broadhurst LLC, Jeffrey practised at one of Toronto’s premier “Seven Sister” firms. He later co-founded a corporate finance boutique that included Fortune 500 companies in its portfolio of clients.

  • Representative matters include:
  • Represented the lenders in connection with a multijurisdictional $365,000,000 secured lending transaction.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with the $90,000,000 sale of a controlling interest in a telecommunications company to a NASDAQ-listed company.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with the $80,000,000 million public-private acquisition of a Cayman Islands television broadcasting and cable group.
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed software development company as the purchaser in $35,000,000 public-private acquisition of an industry-related target.
  • Represented the limited partners to the general partner in the structuring of a $100,000,000 private investment fund focused on “brownfield” assets.
  • Represented a biomedical fund in numerous equity offerings as part of its Series-B and Series-C rounds of investment.
  • Represented emerging technology fund in numerous equity offerings as part of the fund’s Series-A rounds of investment.
  • Represented an issuer in the telecommunications industry in connection with numerous convertible debt offerings as part of the issuer’s Series-A and Series-B rounds of financing.
  • Represented various offshore participants in multiple joint ventures related to the monetization of ICANN regulated gTLD assets.
  • Represented a mining and resource company migrating from its US domicile to the Cayman Islands in connection with the company’s IPO and public listing.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed “Fortune 100” company in numerous all-cash acquisitions of private company targets related to its growth strategy.
  • Represented a heavy machinery manufacturer, tool-and-die manufacturer and other “brick-and-mortar” industry participants in various cross-border enterprise sales and acquisitions.

Education; Professional Achievements and Community Activities Jeffrey holds his B.A. (Victoria College at the University of Toronto, 1994), M.A. (University of Guelph, 1996) and LL.B (University of Windsor, 1999). Jeffrey was called as a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario,
Canada in 2001 and as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2011. Jeffrey is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (non-practising) and the Cayman Islands Law Society. Outside of the office, Jeffrey enjoys traditional and sport rock climbing, alpine skiing and adventure travel.

Firm Description:

Broadhurst LLC is a boutique offshore law firm specialising in Cayman Islands litigation and corporate law, advising both local and international clients. Our areas of expertise include: litigation & dispute resolution; corporate & commercial; insolvency & restructuring; trusts; compliance & regulatory; private client; personal injury; family & children; insurance; and conveyancing. As a client focused law firm, we work closely with our clients to identify and resolve their legal issues with practical and creative solutions.

We are frequently engaged in local and international disputes and transactions by multinational institutions, high-net-worth individuals, creditors, debtors, directors, officers, shareholders, liquidators, receivers and other professionals. We frequently handle Cayman litigation and transactions on behalf of non-Cayman law firms and in-house counsel. As a client first law firm, we apply our extensive knowledge and experience to vigorously represent the interests of our clients while at the same time providing them with the highest standard of professionalism through our exceptional responsiveness, service, and approachability.