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 Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance 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.
Walkers Compliance complements Walkers' legal, corporate and fiduciary services to deliver a one-stop-shop for clients looking to use the Cayman Islands jurisdiction for their business needs.
Following the 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 practise.
Walkers is pleased to announce that 18 attorneys across its global offices have been invited to join the partnership. In addition, 13 associates have been promoted to senior counsel.
Although pooling orders have previously been made by the BVI Court, until now, there has been no published judgment confirming that this is a form of relief available within the BVI. This has now been remedied in the judgment of the BVI Commercial Court...
Walkers' Hong Kong office has once again been ranked in Band 1 for Offshore Law by Legal 500 in the 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide and lead the jurisdiction with five lawyers ranked as 'Leading Individuals'.Described by Legal 500 as "One of the strongest offshore teams...
The number of lessors accessing the aircraft ABS market and the issuance of aircraft ABS has surged in recent years and this trend continued in 2019. Ongoing strength in air traffic growth, continued credit performance and syndicated equity transaction structures has increased investor sponsorship...
Organised by Walkers (Jersey) LLP, Listen Up! is a competition open to year 12 and 13 students, which aims to encourage public speaking.The competitionStudents are invited to create a 2-4 minute vlog answering the question:“What does liberation mean to you?”In answering this question, the...
Walkers has provided four chapters to ICLG's Private Client Guide 2020. The guides provide expert legal commentary on key issues and covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions. The guide covers common issues in private client laws – including pre-entry tax planning, connection...
Ireland Update: Outsourcing – in-scope firms have been busy identifying any changes required to their outsourcing frameworks and services agreements following the entry into force of the European Banking Authority Guidelines on outsourcing arrangements in September 2019. As part of the review, considering domestic...
Walkers is pleased to have acted as Bermuda counsel to Gemini Trust Company ("Gemini"), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, on the launch of its captive insurance company, Nakamoto, Ltd - the world’s first captive to insure crypto custody.Walkers advised Gemini on the formation, structuring...
Walkers (Ireland) partner Gavin Smith and of counsel William Greensmyth have provided their jurisdictional knowledge on asset recovery to Getting the Deal Through: Ireland.Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2020, (published in October 2019; contributing editors:...
Walkers’ investment funds group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish and Jersey law advice on all matters pertaining to investment funds and their underlying structures.
Within our jurisdictions we provide legal advice on all aspects of investment funds including:
2016 Best Offshore Law Firm MENA Fund Manager Fund Awards
2016 Best Investment Funds Lawyers - Cayman Islands. Acquisition International.
2015 1st for Offshore Law Firms Alpha Magazine. Hedge Fund Report Card
2015 Winner, Offshore Services International Law Office (ILO). Client Choice Awards
2015 Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year, Cayman Islands Finance Monthly. Global Awards
2015 Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, Cayman Islands Finance Monthly. Global Awards
2015 Best Legal Offshore Provider, Cayman Hedge Funds Review (HFR)
2015 Winner Hedge Fund Manager (HRM), Asia Hedge Fund Services Awards
2015 Best Offshore Law Firm Hedge Fund Manager (HRM). US Hedge Fund Services Awards
2015 Best Offshore Law FirmClient Service HFM Asia Awards
2015 Recommended firm Latin Lawyer 100
2015 Recommended firm Latin Lawyer 250
2014 Best Law Firm for Offshore China Business Law Journal. China Business Law Awards
Walkers' insolvency and dispute resolution group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Irish and Jersey law advice on all aspects of litigation, restructuring, insolvency, corporate recovery and dispute resolution.
Our Hong Kong and Singapore offices are unique among offshore firms in having lawyers with significant experience of appearing before the BVI and Cayman Islands courts. They offer specialist expertise in structures of investments in BVI and/or Cayman with operating subsidiaries in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Macau.
We provide expertise in both international and local arbitration. Among our team are qualified arbitrators and trained mediators.
We are internationally recognised as having the premier insolvency and corporate recovery team amongst the International Financial Centre law firms.
We have played a leading role in the development of insolvency law in a number of the jurisdictions in which we operate. We have taken a leading role in formulating structures and techniques to assist distressed companies to refinance and/or restructure themselves.
We advise existing stakeholders, creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds, insolvency practitioners and other advisors in the following areas:
In Jersey, Walkers is the only law firm with a dedicated personal injury team. We have two members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers who handle the majority of plaintiff claims. We also accept defendant instructions.