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 continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its people, its clients and its business.
We at Walkers strongly condemn racism, systemic bias and discrimination. We are horrified by the tragic killings of black men and women, and acknowledge that these events are painful for many. We stand with the black community and all others who are victims of racial injustice.
Walkers' partners, Ingrid Pierce and Caroline Williams are the recipients of the 2020 IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide award for the Americas region. The IFLR1000 is a leading legal directory, which ranks the world's most prominent financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Ingrid and...
As part of Pride 2020, Walkers Ireland hosted a number of initiatives including a Virtual Pride Coffee morning on Wednesday, 24 June with Senators David Norris and Ivana Bacik, Chris Murnane, Chair of the OUTLaw Network, and Oliver Wall, Chief of Staff and...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to require their employees to work remotely. This situation looks set to continue for many office-based businesses. The Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business outlines that employees who can perform their functions remotely should remain working remotely...
Walkers’ Ireland office wishes to notify clients that we have been authorised by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority in Ireland to operate as Walkers Ireland LLP (the “Firm”), a limited liability partnership under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (the “Act”), with effect from...
Walkers is pleased to have acted as Cayman Islands counsel to The Sterling Group on the closing of Sterling Group Partners V, LP (together with its parallel fund, "Fund V"). Fund V was oversubscribed and closed at its US$2 billion hard cap. The...
Partner Jonathan Sheehan and Of Counsel Eimear Burbridge have provided an overview on tax on corporate lending and bond issues in Ireland for Practical Law.Practical Law is an online legal know how service. It provides rigorous peer reviewed resources, such as practice notes, current...
Timing for Registration of Previously Exempt Funds The sponsors and operators of Cayman Islands mutual funds which benefited from the “15 investor exemption” under the Mutual Funds Law (as amended) (the “Mutual Funds Law”) should, unless otherwise out of scope, by now be undertaking the...
Registration and Timing The sponsors and operators of private funds established in the Cayman Islands should by now be well on their way to completing the classification of their entities and to registering those entities that are required to be registered with the Cayman...
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.