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.
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 is pleased to have acted as Bermuda counsel to Elysian Capital on its investment in Ireland-based plastics moulding business Mergon Group ("Mergon"). Walkers also advised on Elysian Capital's bank financing for the acquisition. Mergon, founded in 1981 in Castlepollard, Ireland, has, over nearly...
On 8 January 2020, the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was published (the "Bill"). We expect the Bill will become law by the end of January 2020. The Bill amends the Mutual Funds Law to remove the 'fifteen investor exemption', which permits funds with...
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