Adam Jackson
Secretary-General
🇳🇿 New Zealand

Over the past 20 years, Adam has advised both Royal Family Members and High Level members of Government and HNWI’s on multiple transactions and projects including those with Morgan Stanley Bank, BlackRock Private Equity Group and Lloyd’s of London amongst others.

Adam Jackson is predominantly a corporate, commercial lawyer with both management and legal experience in a full spectrum of transactions ranging from F1 motorsport, to establishing private equity funds and mutual funds, advising on capital raisings, structured finance, Islamic finance, mergers and acquisitions, NASDAQ reverse mergers, healthcare, hospitality, commercial property development, tech and start-ups, large scale productions and concerts, artist management and entertainment, asset protection, succession planning, debt restructuring and education.

Previous achievements include:

  • Private equity and funds lawyer for International UK Law Firm – Dubai based.
  • Appointed to Minister of Interior’s Office as General Counsel – Abu Dhabi based.
  • Served on Federal Government Committees including sub-committees for legislative amendments and media issues as well as co-authored various pieces of Federal legislation.
  • Corporate Partner of New Zealand Law Firm.
  • Appointed as executive director and company secretary for Public Private Partnerships.
  • Awarded the silver medal from the UAE Government for excellence and commitment.

Over the past 20 years, Adam has advised both Royal Family Members and High Level members of Government and HNWI’s on multiple transactions and projects including those with Morgan Stanley Bank, BlackRock Private Equity Group and Lloyd’s of London amongst others.

Adam graduated from Canterbury University Law School, New Zealand, in the year 2000.

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Adam Jackson
Secretary-General
Over the past 20 years, Adam has advised both Royal Family Members and High Level members of Government and HNWI’s on multiple transactions and projects including those with Morgan Stanley Bank, BlackRock Private Equity Group and Lloyd’s of London amongst others.
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​​​Florence Dubois
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Anthony Berkley
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Arwa M. Al-Shaghrood
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