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.
Organised by Walkers (Jersey) LLP, Listen Up! is a competition open to year 12 and 13 students, which aims to encourage public speaking.
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' Jersey office was established in July 2006 by merger with one of the oldest and most reputable law firms in Jersey, Crills Advocates. Managed by Jonathan Heaney, our Jersey office is a full service law office providing advice on all aspects of Jersey law with particular emphasis on matters of corporate and finance law, investment funds, real estate, litigation and trusts. We also advise on British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands corporate, finance and investment funds matters.
Jersey is located in the English Channel and is the largest of the Channel Islands, which are dependencies of the British Crown. Jersey is 15 miles from the Normandy coast of France and south east of Guernsey. Saint Helier, the capital, is on St. Aubin's Bay.
Further information about Jersey can be found at the web site of the Jersey Financial Services Commission www.jerseyfsc.org.
Walkers’ Dubai office was opened in 2005 and is led by Managing Partner, Daniel Wood.Our Dubai office provides our clients throughout the region with British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands legal advice in their own time zones. We provide first-class, commercially-focused advice that is attuned to our clients’ requirements and facilitates their business. Our clients include global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and high net worth individuals located throughout the region, with a particular focus on the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In addition, Walkers Corporate provides registered office services, directors and company secretarial services to DIFC Special Purpose Companies. We are a full service law office. Our core practice areas are:
• Corporate• Finance• Investment Funds• Private Equity• Insolvency• Dispute Resolution• TrustsIslamic Finance
Walkers' Islamic finance team is considered one of the leading practices in our understanding of the principles and issues of Islamic finance as applied to offshore structures. Our Dubai office has developed a strong capability and understanding of the various types of Shari'ah-compliant structures. (note this is the correct format)
Walkers' Ireland office opened in 2010 and is led by Managing Partner, Garry Ferguson.Our lawyers and professionals are drawn from top international law firms and barristers’ chambers. We provide Irish law taxation and corporate listing advice to domestic and international financial institutions, investment managers, private equity groups and corporations.We provide first-class, commercially-focused advice that is attuned to our clients’ requirements and facilitates their business. We are a full service law office. Our core practice areas are:
• Corporate• Asset Finance• Structured Products• Banking• Investment Funds• Capital Markets• Private Equity• Insolvency & Dispute Resolution• Compliance & Regulatory• Taxation
Walkers' Cayman Islands office opened in 1964 and is led by Managing Partner, Tim Buckley. With over 200 staff, our lawyers and professionals are drawn from top international law firms and barristers’ chambers. We provide first-class commercially-focused advice that is attuned to our clients’ requirements and facilitates their business. Our clients include global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and high net worth individuals located throughout the world, but with a primary focus on the Americas region.We are a full service law firm, advising on all aspects of Cayman Islands law. Our core practice areas are:
• Asset Finance• Corporate & Financial Restructuring• Finance & Corporate• Investment Funds• Insolvency and Corporate Recovery• Trusts & Real Estate• Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution