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Global Managing Partner: Ingrid Pierce Office
Managing Partner: Patrick Ormond
Number of BVI partners: 5
Number of partners worldwide: 100+
Number of BVI lawyers: 19
Number of lawyers worldwide: 300+
Languages: 20+ languages including Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Walkers is a leading international law firm. The firm provides legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants and investment fund managers. Clients are FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 companies as well as the most innovative firms and institutions across the financial markets. Its clients rely on Walkers for its ability to provide solutions to their most important legal and business issues. The firm develops globally-minded, entrepreneurial lawyers who are experts in their field and committed to client service. Walkers is consistently ranked in the top tier of the leading global legal directories. Recognised for being a ‘dynamic team that is very user friendly’, a regular comment by clients is that Walkers is the ‘go-to’ firm for offshore legal advice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Walkers’ corporate group advises global corporations on a wide variety of company, commercial and corporate law matters. It has extensive experience advising on all corporate matters including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and commercial contracts and agreements of every nature.
Contact: Patrick Ormond

Walkers has a market-leading finance practice and regularly represents the main US and European banks, as well as corporate, private equity and hedge fund borrowers. The team is especially active on a range of secured banking and finance matters including fund financing, corporate lending, margin loans, corporate bond issuances, resource based project financings and asset finance transactions
Contact: Patrick Ormond

Insolvency & Dispute Resolution (IDR):
Walkers’ IDR team has an unparalleled level of expertise in advising on multijurisdictional restructuring and insolvency matters (whether contentious or non-contentious), regularly representing some of the world’s leading banks, financial institutions, corporates and insolvency practitioners in complex cross-border insolvencies and restructurings. It advises clients on all aspects of BVI insolvency proceedings, security enforcement, receiverships, schemes of arrangement and the manner in which offshore rights and remedies can be used to effect corporate and financial restructurings of multi-national corporates.
Contacts: Oliver Clifton, Rosalind Nicholson

Investment Funds:
Walkers’ investment funds group advises many of the world’s most prominent asset managers, fund promoters and institutional banks and investors. The team advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds including fund formation, structuring, regulation, fund restructuring, fund re-domiciliation, termination and on-going general advice to investment funds and managers.
Contact: Patrick Ormond

Private Equity:
Walkers’ private equity group acts for most of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. It advises on all aspects of fund formation and capitalisation of investment vehicles, public and private mergers and acquisitions and down-stream transactions, capital call and subscription line financing, leveraged buy out, group restructuring, secured lending, take-private and IPO formation and due diligence.
Contact: Patrick Ormond

Regulatory & Risk Advisory:
Walkers’ regulatory and risk advisory team offer advice on compliance and regulatory matters on a global basis. The team has an active advisory practice and regularly advises regulated and non-regulated financial services institutions on the interpretation and application of regulatory rules, policies and procedures.
Contact: Lisa Penn-Lettsome

Walkers’ restructuring team offers clients a premier restructuring service for companies in financial difficulty. The team consists of experts drawn from top tier international law firms and chambers, and includes the corporate expertise of Rosalind Nicholson, offering a unique crossover in the BVI between litigation and corporate law (with many years’ experience as one of the UK’s leading company law barristers) on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring initiatives.
Contacts: Rosalind Nicholson, Patrick Ormond

Wealth Structuring:
Walkers’ wealth structuring group regularly advises ultra-high net worth individuals and their advisers as well as many of the leading international trustees and other financial institutions on the establishment, administration and termination of both private and commercial trusts and the associated regulatory requirements.
Contact: David Pytches


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