Walkers expands into Guernsey

Leading international law firm Walkers has today announced that AO Hall, a specialist Guernsey-based provider of legal services has joined the Walkers Group and is now operating as Walkers (Guernsey) LLP.

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Brexit

Following the recent result in the United Kingdom's EU referendum, Walkers has created a Brexit page dedicated to providing our clients relevant information about the jurisdictions in which we practice.

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Professional Services Ireland

In July 2016, just over a year after the launch of Walkers Professional Services globally, we will launch Walkers Professional Services to the Irish market.

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Who's Who Legal Awards 2016

Walkers BVI and Walkers Cayman Islands office were each named "Leading Law Firm" at the prestigious Who's Who Country and State 2016 Awards at The University Club in New York earlier this week.

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Walkers Wins IFLR Asia Award

Walkers was awarded 'Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2016' at the IFLR Asia Awards. This award honours the work of both Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Dubai Award

Walkers (Dubai) has been awarded Best Offshore Law Firm 2016 at the MENA Fund Manager Fund Awards.

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Finance Dublin Deals of the Year

Walkers was nominated in a number of categories at the 2016 Finance Dublin Deals of the Year awards and was ultimately awarded two deals of the year.

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2016 Promotions

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04/08/16
Walkers Expands Its Hong Kong Finance & Corporate Team

Leading international law firm Walkers is pleased to announce that James Webb has joined its Hong Kong office in the firm's Finance & Corporate Group as a Partner.James has significant offshore and onshore experience and has ...

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26/07/16
Companies Act 2014: Approaching Conversion Deadlines

Irish incorporated companies must take the relevant action to ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) by either (a) converting to a DAC (by the August deadline) or a LTD (by the November deadline); or (b) changing the company name ...

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21/07/16
ESMA Advice on Extension of Funds Passport: what next?

On 18 July 2016, the European Securities Markets Authority ("ESMA") issued its advice on the extension of the alternative investment fund managers' directive ("AIFMD") passport to investment fund managers and investment funds based in 12 non-EU ...

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20/07/16
Tax Information Exchange Agreements - Asia, Europe and Middle East
The Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) have open, accountable and transparent regulatory systems. Both jurisdictions have promoted transparency regulations and initiatives for years and are signatories to the common reporting standard, a ...
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09/06/16
Bermuda Alternative Investment Funds 2016
Taylors' Partner Jonathan Betts has teamed up with Global Legal Group to provide a detailed legal guide on the Bermuda alternative investment fund industry. Discussing the regulatory framework, fund structures, marketing, investments, disclosures, taxation ...
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06/06/16
Walkers acts in BVI Scheme of Arrangement in a Cross Border Restructuring
Walkers have successfully acted for a company in obtaining an Order sanctioning a statutory Scheme of Arrangement (a "Scheme") to restructure debt issued in the international capital markets by a BVI company with operating subsidiaries predominantly in the ...
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30/05/16
Hidden Assets: Using Equitable Receivers To Secure Recovery
A common structure used by businesses operating in Dubai, Hong Kong, London or Singapore is to incorporate layers of intermediary companies in the home country, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and list the offshore ultimate parent entity on ...
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26/05/16
BVI Commercial Court Confirms Pro-Assistance Approach
Walkers acted for the successful applicant, a Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed in the Tokyo Bankruptcy Court. The Trustee sought recognition of his appointment and orders enabling him to take possession of property within the jurisdiction, shares in a BVI ...
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