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Managing Partners: Jack Boldarin (London), Fraser Hern (Channel Islands), Louise Hall (Guernsey), Jonathan Heaney (Jersey)
Number of lawyers: 51 – UK (305 globally)

THE FIRM
Walkers is one of the largest and most prestigious offshore law firms. It provides first-class, commercially focused advice that is attuned to clients’ requirements and facilitates their businesses. From the offices in London, Guernsey and Jersey, Walkers advises global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and high net worth individuals on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland and Bermuda*. The UK offices work seamlessly with the firm’s global network of offices across the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Europe. This unique global footprint makes Walkers one of the leading international offshore law firms globally. The firm regularly advises clients on all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters. 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.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK, LONDON 
The 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 and instead works alongside leading international law firms to provide integrated offshore and onshore support.

Corporate M&A:
Advising on corporate M&A cross border transactions with specific expertise in acquisitions, equity offerings, joint ventures, mergers and private placements.
London Contact: Neil McDonald, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7220 4990

Finance:
Advising on complex, cross border transactions with specific expertise in leveraged and acquisition finance, asset and shipping finance, fund finance and property finance.
London Contact: Jack Boldarin, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7220 4995

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 range of structures and their commercial implications.
London Contact: Hughie Wong, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7220 4982

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.
London Contact: John O’Driscoll, partner
Email: john.o’[email protected]
Tel: 020 7220 4987

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK, CHANNEL ISLANDS (GUERNSEY & JERSEY)

Banking & Finance:
Representing both local and international financial institutions, banks, corporates, funds, 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.
Guernsey Contact: Sam Shires, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01481 748 916
Jersey Contact: Alexandra Corner, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01534 700 778

Employment:
Providing high calibre advice on the full cycle of both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Clients derive from both local Jersey and Guernsey entities as well as the offshore arms of leading, global financial institutions and corporates across various industry sectors.
Guernsey Contact: Louise Hall, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01481 748 909

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.
Guernsey Contact: Alison Ozanne, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01481 748 905
Jersey Contact: Fraser Hern, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01534 700 780

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 first-hand extensive experience in M&A, corporate re-organisations, fund formation, fund financing, investment vehicles, IPOs and joint ventures.
Guernsey Contact: Matt Sanders, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01481 748 914
Jersey Contact: Jonathan Heaney, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01534 700 786

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.
Guernsey Contact: Rupert Morris, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01481 748 936
Jersey Contact: Robert Dobbyn, partner
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01534 700 773

* Operating as Taylors in association with Walkers.