Regions

Walkers operates expert groups dedicated to specific geographical regions. Our specialist lawyers are experienced in working with clients from and investing into these regions.

Walkers has an established track record of delivering in-depth Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) , Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey law advice to our Africa based clients. Our clients include both African home grown and international corporations, as well as law firms and financial institutions.

Our Africa practice works closely with our international offices, to effectively manage significant complex cross-border transactions, whilst our offices in Europe provide our clients in the African region with time zone critical advice.

Key Contacts:
Jack Boldarin
Managing Partner, London
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T +44 (0)20 7220 4995
M +44 (0)7866 971 532

Caroline Williams
Partner, Cayman Islands
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T +1 345 914 6342
M +1 345 525 7186

Fraser Hern
Partner, Hong Kong/Singapore
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T +65 6603 1692
M +65 9107 9280
Walkers covers Australasia from our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We provide our clients with first-class British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law advice. Recognising the importance of on-the-ground knowledge and need for face-to-face dealings, our lawyers travel regularly throughout Australasia.
Key Contacts:
Andy Randall
Managing Partner, Hong Kong
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T +852 2596 3305
M +852 9089 3305

John Rogers
Managing Partner, Singapore
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T +65 6595 4673
M +65 9299 1514
 

Walkers' China Group comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals who provide first-class British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law services to clients based in China. Our lawyers in the Group, many fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, are fully familiar with the local cultural and business environment and tailor their legal advice accordingly. Recognising the importance of on-the-ground knowledge and need for face-to-face dealings, our lawyers travel regularly to China.

We offer a broad range of practice areas including asset finance, banking, corporate, finance, insolvency & dispute resolution, investment funds, private equity and structured products & capital markets. We have advised on some of the largest transactions in the region involving either British Virgin Islands or Cayman Islands law.

Key Contacts:
Kristen Kwok
Partner, Hong Kong
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T +852 2596 3324
M +852 9197 3041

Denise Wong
Partner, Hong Kong
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T +852 2596 3303
M +852 9265 3303

Yin Xu
Counsel, Hong Kong
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T +852 2596 3304
M +852 9218 3711

Our Europe team is based in our offices in Dublin, Guernsey, London and Jersey. We provide our clients throughout the region with British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey legal advice.

Key Contacts:
Jack Boldarin
Managing Partner, London
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T +44 (0)20 7220 4995
M +44 (0)7866 971 532

Garry Ferguson
Managing Partner, Ireland
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T +353 1 470 6659
M +353 86 028 1484

Jonathan Heaney
Managing Partner, Jersey
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T +44 (0)1534 700 786
M +44 (0)7700 310786

 

Louise Hall
Managing Partner, Guernsey
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T +44 (0)1 481 748909

   

Walkers' India Group comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals who provide first-class British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Irish and Jersey law services to clients based in, or investing into, India in their own time zones. Our lawyers are fully familiar with the political and cultural influences that have a bearing on deals involving India.

We have longstanding relationships with corporations, major financial institutions and law firms based in, or doing business in, India.

Key Contacts:
Jack Boldarin
Managing Partner, London
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T +44 (0)20 7220 4995
M +44 (0)7866 971 532

John Rogers
Managing Partner, Singapore
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T +65 6595 4673
M +65 9299 1514

Jasmine Amaria
Partner, London
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T +44 (0)20 7220 4975
M +44 (0)7837 462561

Walkers covers the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from our office in Dubai. We provide our clients throughout the region with British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands legal advice in their own time zones. Our professionals are fully familiar with the distinct local cultural and business environments in the region and tailor their legal advice accordingly. Recognising the importance of on-the-ground knowledge and need for face-to-face dealings, our lawyers travel regularly throughout the region.

Key Contact:
Daniel Wood
Managing Partner, Dubai
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T +971 4 363 7912
M +971 50 652 5633
   

Walkers' Latin America team has been advising clients located in or connected to Latin America for many years and its highly qualified and experienced professionals, some of whom are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, spend a significant amount of time working on matters originating from or related to the region. We have long standing relationships with local and multinational corporations, major financial institutions, asset managers, local law firms and service providers throughout Latin America, advising them on the laws of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and Ireland across all the key practice areas.

Key Contacts:
Tim Buckley
Partner, Cayman Islands
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T +1 345 814 4646
M +1 345 526 4646

Paul Farrell
Partner, Ireland
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T +353 1 470 6669
M +353 86 027 3872

Nicholas Pattman
Partner, Cayman Islands
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T +1 345 814 4677
M +1 345 525 4677

Walkers' North America Group comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals serving clients in the U.S. and Canada and businesses transacting in the North American region. We have considerable expertise in advising our U.S. and Canadian clients on their offshore transactions, however complex. We have pioneered several structures that meet our clients’ commercial, financial and tax requirements.

We also advise Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands companies listed or seeking listing on various stock exchanges around the globe including the TSX, as well as those listed companies opting to go private.

Key Contacts:
Antonia Hardy
Managing Partner, Cayman Islands
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T +1 345 814 6830
M +1 345 526 6830

Kevin Taylor
Managing Partner, Bermuda
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T +1 441 242 1510
M +1 441 525 1510

David Collins
Managing Partner, BVI
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T +1 284 852 2240
M +1 345 525 4503

Walkers' Russia/CIS Group comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals who provide first-class Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Irish and Jersey law services to clients based across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in their own time zones. With more than two decades of experience in the region, our lawyers are fully familiar with the distinct local cultural and business environments and tailor their legal advice accordingly. Recognising the importance of on-the-ground knowledge and need for face-to-face dealings, our lawyers travel regularly throughout the region.

We have longstanding relationships with corporations, major financial institutions and onshore law firms based in or doing business in Russia and across the CIS and CEE.

Key Contact:
Jack Boldarin
Managing Partner, London
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T +44 (0)20 7220 4995
M +44 (0)7866 971 532

Oliver Clifton
Partner, British Virgin Islands
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T +1 284 852 2246
M +1 284 346 0560
 

Our South East Asian team is based in our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. We provide our clients throughout the region with British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands legal advice in their own time zones. Our professionals are fully familiar with the distinct local cultural and business environments in the region and tailor their legal advice accordingly. Recognising the importance of on-the-ground knowledge and need for face-to-face dealings, our lawyers travel regularly throughout the region.

Key Contacts:
John Rogers
Managing Partner, Singapore
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T +65 6595 4673
M +65 9299 1514