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Managing Partners: Jack Boldarin (London) Fraser Hern (Channel Islands) Matt Sanders (Guernsey) Jonathan Heaney (Jersey)
Number of Partners: 30 (124 globally)
Number of lawyers: 83 - UK & CI (402 globally)

THE FIRM Walkers is one of the largest and most prestigious offshore law firms, providing first-class, commercially focused advice that is attuned to clients’ needs. From offices in London, Guernsey and Jersey, Walkers advises global corporations, financial institutions, fund managers and high net worth individuals on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland and Bermuda.

The three offices work seamlessly with the firm’s global teams in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland and Singapore, offering clients a unique global footprint that makes Walkers one of the leading names in offshore law. The firm advises clients on all types of international transactions covering a broad range of sectors, as well as on complex and cross-border disputes. Principal areas of work include all facets of banking and finance, corporate and capital markets, employment, investment funds, insolvency and dispute resolution and private capital and trusts.

Walkers’ London office is the pre-eminent offshore offering in London and provides time zone sensitive advice to European-based clients requiring legal expertise on their British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law transactions. The firm does not practise English law.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK, LONDON
Banking & Finance:
Advising on complex, cross border transactions with specific expertise in leveraged and acquisition finance, asset and shipping finance, fund finance and property finance.
Corporate M&A: Advising on corporate M&A cross border transactions with specific expertise in acquisitions, equity offerings, joint ventures, mergers and private placements.

Investment Funds:
Advising many of the world’s most prominent asset managers, fund promoters, institutional investors, administrators, private equity houses and onshore law firms on the full life-cycle of structures.

Insolvency & Dispute Resolution:
Advising on all aspects of civil litigation, particularly shareholder disputes, contentious banking and financial issues and asset tracing as well as on restructuring and insolvency issues with extensive experience in cross-border restructurings, insolvency litigation and distressed situations.

Regulatory:
Advising on all aspects of financial services regulatory matters, our team brings substantial senior in-house experience, applying our knowledge to a wide range of businesses in the banking, insurance and reinsurance, investment fund, administrator, fiduciary and investment management sectors.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK, CHANNEL ISLANDS (GUERNSEY & JERSEY)
Banking & Finance:
Representing both local and international financial institutions, banks, corporates, funds and private equity providers on complex, cross border transactions with extensive experience in asset finance, derivatives, distressed investment, real estate finance and leveraged real estate acquisitions and structured products and capital markets.

Employment: The region’s largest specialist employment law team advising on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, with a client base including local businesses and the offshore arms of leading global financial services institutions.

Insolvency & Dispute Resolution:
Advising private equity funds, hedge funds, investment banks, fund managers, administrators, corporates and insolvency practitioners on high value, multijurisdictional and complex insolvency and dispute resolution matters.

Investment Funds & Corporate: Advising banks, fund managers, hedge funds, prominent private equity firms, investment managers both locally and globally on complex domestic and cross border transactions, with firsthand extensive experience in M&A, corporate re-organisations, fund formation, fund financing, investment vehicles, IPOs and joint ventures.

Private Capital & Trusts: Providing ultra-high net worth individuals, their advisors as well as many of the leading local and international trustees, family offices and other financial institutions, with advice on all forms of contentious and non-contentious trusts advice, regulatory requirements and private capital and structuring matters.

Regulatory: Advising on all aspects of financial services regulatory matters, our team brings substantial senior in-house experience, applying our knowledge to a wide range of businesses in the banking, insurance and reinsurance, investment fund, administrator, fiduciary and investment management sectors.

UK

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

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Law and Practice

Fintech 2021 in Ireland

Authors: Niall Esler, Eoin O’Connor, Shane Martin, Bill Laffan

Law and Practice

Fintech 2021 in British Virgin Islands

Authors: Lucy Frew, Sara Hall, Lodewijk van Setten

Law and Practice

Fintech 2021 in Jersey

Authors: Christopher Reed, Joseph Barker-Willis

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Guernsey

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Band 3
Offshore: Dispute Resolution
Band 4
Offshore: Employment
Band 2
Offshore: Trusts
Band 3
Jersey

Offshore: Corporate & Finance
Band 3
Offshore: Dispute Resolution
Band 3

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Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Kate Storey
Band 4
Matt Sanders
Band 3

Offshore: Dispute Resolution


Adam Cole
Up and Coming
Alison Ozanne
Band 3
Sarah Brehaut
Band 3

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Jack BoldarinOffshore: British Virgin Islands Law
Band 2
Hughie WongOffshore: Cayman Islands Law
Jack BoldarinOffshore: Cayman Islands Law
Nigel SandersOffshore: Dispute Resolution
Robert DobbynOffshore: Trusts
Band 3
John O'DriscollOffshore: Cayman Islands Law
Alexandra CornerOffshore: Corporate & Finance
Matt SandersOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Sam ShiresOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Alison OzanneOffshore: Dispute Resolution
Sarah BrehautOffshore: Dispute Resolution
Rajah AbusrewilOffshore: Trusts
Rupert MorrisOffshore: Trusts
Band 4
Kate StoreyOffshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
Up and Coming
Adam ColeOffshore: Dispute Resolution
Associates to watch
Daniel ReadOffshore: Employment
Niall MacDonaldOffshore: Employment
Victoria PrattOffshore: Employment

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UK

London
St Helier
St Peter Port

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Head Office

190 Elgin Avenue

George Town

Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

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