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.
Alison is a partner and head of the Guernsey Dispute Resolution team. Alison has considerable experience in relation to trust, banking, insolvency and insurance litigation, as well as general corporate disputes. She appears regularly in front of the Royal Court and Court of Appeal. Alison is a regular speaker at conferences in Guernsey, the UK and internationally, particularly in relation to trust litigation, corporate governance and AML issues, and she lectures Guernsey Bar students on anti-money laundering.
Alison was a founding partner of AO Hall, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP predecessor firm. Prior to that, Alison practiced as a Partner with Carey Olsen from 2000 – 2004 and another leading law firm also in Guernsey in 1999. Before moving offshore, Alison practised in the City of London for a number of years with Nicolson Graham & Jones (now K & L Gates LLP).
Admitted In:Guernsey England and Wales (not practising) Qualifications: 1991 ADR Group Mediator MA(Oxon), UK
2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Alison Ozanne offers strong credentials in trust, banking and insolvency matters."
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2016, Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Dispute Resolution)
2016, Chambers UK – Alison is "extremely good with clients and pleasant to deal with." 2015, Winner of the inaugural "Law Officers of the Crown Pro Bono Legal Award"
2015, Chambers UK – ‘is really hard working and never gives up. She really tries for her clients’ and ‘she is an energetic lawyer, as you’d expect from a litigator’.2015, Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution ‘leading individual’2015, Legal 500 – ‘very commercial and provides sound advice’2014, Chambers UK – Alison is ‘very commercial and provides sound advice’2013, Chambers UK – ‘high octane, focused and energetic. She’s very lively, entertaining and extremely clever’2013, Legal 500 - Alison was listed as a Dispute Resolution “leading individual” (at that time, the only woman in the Channel Islands to be so)
Chambers UK - "A top notch litigator: friendly, approachable and generous with her time" and "effective, resilient and relentless"
Deutsch Bank International Trust Co Limited, non-executive director, 2015 to date
Schroders Real Estate Investment Trust, non-executive director, 2014 - 2015
Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Limited and Kleinwort Benson CI Holdings Limited, non-executive Director, 2007 – 2011
Trustee of Les Bourgs Hospice
‘high octane, focused and energetic. She’s very lively, entertaining and extremely clever’. Chambers UK