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 Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers 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. 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.
We are pleased to announce that Dajsha Samuels and Abigail Drummond have completed their legal training and have both been called to the Cayman Islands Bar.
On 5 August 2019, the Insurance Amendment Act 2019 (the "Amendment Act") came into operation, amending the Insurance Act 1978. The Amendment Act makes provision for the supervision and regulation of two new classes of insurer, namely "Collateralised Insurers" and "Class IIGB", and for...
The Residential Tenancies Board (“RTB”) (formerly PRTB) was established back in 2004 by the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. Since 2015 in particular, there has been a steady flow of amendments to this legislation, generally in favour of tenants. The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019...
Many readers will have heard about the Z Trust litigation in Jersey, which has implications for trustees in the event that the trusts that they work with become insolvent. The detailed judgments on the case are an intimidating read, but this brief note aims...
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, per Kawaley J, has handed down an important decision in respect of the recovery of costs and damages pertaining to an anti-suit injunction, in the case of Riad Tawfiq Al Sadik v Investcorp Bank B.S.C & Ors....
Although the Guernsey Discrimination Law is still taking shape and is unlikely to be in force until 2021, there are steps that Island employers should be considering at this early stage. All employers need a plan for how they will prepare for and respond...
Bermuda partner Sarah Demerling and senior associate Nathalie West have teamed up with Global Legal Group to provide a detailed legal guide on the Bermuda alternative investment fund industry. Discussing the regulatory framework, fund structures, marketing, investments, disclosures, taxation and reforms, Jonathan uses his...
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the High Court in England and Wales have recently considered two unusual applications for Beddoe relief respectively: an application by a trustee for retrospective Beddoe relief after the conclusion of proceedings, and an application for a...
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the High Court in England and Wales have recently considered two unusual applications for Beddoe relief: an application by a trustee for retrospective Beddoe relief after the conclusion of proceedings, and an application for a trustee...
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.