John Blackwood

John Blackwood


Tel: +1 441 494 4039
Fax: +1 441 494 4113

John is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department of Wakefield Quin Limited, having joined the firm in August 2016.  His areas of experience include banking and financial services, senior, structured and mezzanine financing, secured and unsecured lending, development finance, investment funds and partnerships as well as more general corporate transactional matters.

Having worked as in house Counsel for a leading UK financial institution in the early stages of his career, many clients commend John for his “unique clientside” perspective and his straightforward, commercial approach. John was heavily involved in one of the 1st mortgage securitization programs in the UK and also worked on the launch of a European  internet mortgage fund. More recently he advised on the set up and launch of a private banking operation.

Before relocating to Bermuda, John was a Partner with HBJ Gateley in Edinburgh and prior to that, was a Partner with McClure Naismith. Prior to partnership, he was a Director and in house Counsel within a leading UK financial institution.

John was educated in Scotland, graduating from Aberdeen University in 1989 and is admitted as a Solicitor in Scotland. He is a member of The Law Society of Scotland and is also a Writer to the Signet.


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