Global Managing Partner: Ingrid Pierce Office
Managing Partner: Office Managing Partner: Tim Buckley
Number of Cayman Islands partners: 33
Number of partners worldwide: 114
Number of Cayman Islands lawyers: 106
Number of lawyers worldwide: 334
Languages:20+ languages including Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
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:
The asset finance team advises on all aspects of the financing, leasing and trading of aircraft, aircraft engines, helicopters and other heavy transportation assets such as rolling stock and vessels. It has extensive experience in complex asset finance transactions and act for lending lessors, lessees and financiers.
Contact: James Burch
The banking team advises agents, arrangers, banks, international financial institutions and corporations on an extensive range of domestic and international cross-border banking and finance transactions. It advises on all aspects of loan and credit facilities ranging from short-term unsecured loans to multi-currency syndicated loans and revolving facilities, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, debt restructuring, structured finance and capital markets.
Contact: Rob Jackson
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: Tim Buckley
Insolvency & Dispute Resolution:
Walkers advises companies, directors, general partners and insolvency practitioners on corporate recovery, restructuring and insolvency issues. It provides advice on all forms of formal appointments of insolvency and advise creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds and other stakeholders. The team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of cross-border and international insolvency matters.
Contact: Neil Lupton
Walkers’ insurance team provides clients with market leading legal, regulatory and licensing advice for the establishment, structuring and on-going operation of all forms of insurance vehicles. The team provides services to the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers, capital markets and fund specialists.
Contact: Rob Jackson
Walkers’ investment funds group advises many of the world’s most prominent asset managers, fund promoters and institutional banks and investors. It 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: Ingrid Pierce
Private Capital & Trusts:
Walkers’ private capital and trusts group is a multijurisdictional team of specialist lawyers which focusses on serving the needs of wealthy families, entrepreneurs, family offices, professional trustees and onshore advisers. The firm deliver highly commercial legal solutions across practice areas and sectors, providing a fully integrated service to clients.
Contact: David Pytches
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.
Contacts: Caroline Williams, Rolf Lindsay
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: Lucy Frew
Structured Products & Capital Markets (SPCM):
Walkers’ SPCM team advises on the full range of debt, equity, equity-linked, credit-linked and asset-backed securities, derivatives and other structured products. Its expertise includes securitisations, repackagings, collateralised bond and loan offerings, note programmes, commercial paper and depository receipt programmes and convertible debt and warrants issues.
Contact: Philip Paschalides
Walkers Professional Services:
Walkers professional services provides registered office, corporate and fiduciary services. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate and fiduciary services.
Contacts: Anne Dolan (Corporate Services), Steven Manning (Fiduciary Services)