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...
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