'Band One'

Walkers has been ranked as a Band One 'Global-Wide' provider of offshore legal services in Chambers and Partners' 2017 Global Guide.

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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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Dubai Award

Walkers (Dubai) has been awarded Best Offshore Law Firm 2017 at the MENA Fund Manager Fund Awards.

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Best Offshore Law Firm

The Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016 named Walkers best offshore law firm and partner Melissa Lim was in attendance to collect the award.

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Legal Internships, Scholarships and Articles of Clerkship

Walkers is pleased to announce that it has opened the application process for its 2017 legal scholarships, internships and Articles of Clerkship programmes.

 

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Mergers in a BVI Regulatory Context

When planning a restructuring that involves a merger where at least one of the merging entities is a BVI company, that is regulated by the BVI Financial Services Commission (BVIFSC), there are some specific and unwritten procedures that you should be aware of. This article highlights some of those procedures.

Many regulated service providers in the BVI are ultimately owned by one of the brand-named private equity houses or international groups. In the context of an acquisition of a BVI service provider, therefore, it is typical that the actual change in ownership would take place further upstream of the BVI and other regulated entities. Though a change in the indirect shareholder of the BVI regulated entity, it is nevertheless a change in control that requires the prior approval of the BVIFSC. Once regulatory approval has been obtained for the merger, some transactions spin off into a second phase which involves restructuring on a local level, including mergers of regulated entities to streamline the structure and avoid duplication and expense of regulated services.

 

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Getting the Deal Through | Equity Derivatives 2017

Partner Philip Paschalides and senior counsel Paul Osborne provide Getting the Deal Through with their knowledge of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction and equity derivatives.

 

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Equity Derivatives 2017, (published in April 2017; contributing editors: John M Brandow, Ray Ibrahim and Mark M Mendez, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.

 

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Lucy Frew's FinTech Column: April 2017

Lucy Frew shares her views on topical FinTech issues with Practical Law subscribers.

In the April edition of her column, Lucy considers FinTech in the investment management sector and comments, among other things on the regulatory implications associated with the emergence of solutions that use artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

This document is published by Practical Law and can be found at: uk.practicallaw.com/w-007-4810

 

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Getting the Deal Through: Structured Finance & Securitisation 2017

Partner James Burch and associate Shamar Ennis have provided their Cayman Islands expertise to Getting the Deal Through for their 2017 report on Structured Finance & Securitisation. 


Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Structured Finance & Securitisation 2017, (published in March 2017; contributing editor: Patrick D Dolan, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.

 

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Walkers & Walkers Asset Recovery Recognised at Who's Who Legal Awards

Walkers' Cayman Islands office was named the Cayman Islands "Leading Law Firm" at the prestigious Who's Who Legal Awards 2017 at Plaisterers’ Hall, London last week.

Furthermore, Walkers' Asset Recovery Team enabled Walkers to scoop the Asset Recovery Firm of the Year, after topping the Who's Who Global Asset Recovery leader board with thirteen ranked lawyers in the second half of 2016 - read press release here

About the Who's Who Legal Awards:
Who’s Who Legal directory is an international legal publication that identifies the “foremost legal practitioners” in the different areas of business law and acts as a “reference source for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations” of the lawyers being recommended by another party. 

About Walkers:
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.

*In Bermuda, Walkers works in exclusive association with Taylors, a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law with particular emphasis on matters of corporate and international finance law and insolvency and dispute resolution.

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