Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers works in exclusive association with Taylors in Bermuda, a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate and fiduciary services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Daniel Wood is the managing partner of Walkers' Dubai office. He advises many of the region’s leading asset managers (including sovereign wealth funds) across a broad range of investment funds matters. Daniel has specialist experience in investment funds of all types, including private equity funds, hedge funds and Islamic funds. He also has extensive corporate and finance experience, acting for many of the regions banks on asset and leverage finance matters.
Daniel previously worked in the Dubai office of an international onshore law firm advising on various corporate matters. Prior to that, he worked with a corporate law firm based in Western Australia where he advised on various corporate and commercial matters specialising in capital raisings, IPO's and listings on the ASX. Daniel joined Walkers' Dubai office in 2007.
Admitted In:Western Australia (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Commerce Degree & Bachelor's Degree in Law, University of Western Australia
2017 Legal 500 - Leading Individual
2017 Chambers Global Guide - A Notable Practitioner. "Dubai managing partner Daniel Wood has developed an exceptional reputation among both onshore lawyers and end-user clients. A source said: 'You never have a situation where he's given you comments on a Cayman document and you're left there scratching your head trying to figure out a solution - he does a great job guiding us through the issues on large transactions'."
2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers
2016 Legal 500 - Leading Individual: "Daniel Wood has ‘a proactive and commercial approach’."
2016 Chambers Global- "Dubai managing partner Daniel Wood plays a key role on many of the team's highlight transactions. According to sources, 'he is commercial in his approach and as a result he is very easy to work with'."
2015 Chambers Global - "Daniel Wood leads the Dubai practice and is adept in both investment funds and financing matters. Clients 'trust and appreciate his very commercial guidance on Cayman Islands issues'."2014 Chambers Global - "Daniel Wood is increasingly taking the lead role on most of the firm's key transactions in the region and establishing a strong reputation in the market. He focuses on investment funds, corporate finance transactions and representing asset managers."2013 Chambers Global - "Daniel Wood was recently promoted to partner and is quickly making a name for himself in the market. Peers rate him as a 'good and solid up-and-coming lawyer'. He specialises in corporate and finance, investment funds and Islamic finance."
"Daniel Wood leads the Dubai practice and is adept in both investment funds and financing matters. Clients 'trust and appreciate his very commercial guidance on Cayman Islands issues'."