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.
Tim Buckley advises many of the world’s leading asset managers, banking institutions and sovereign wealth funds across a broad range of investment funds, corporate, mergers and acquisitions and finance matters. Tim has specialist experience in investment funds of all types, including private equity funds and hedge funds. He has also advised on some of the largest global corporate, investment fund and financial institution transactions and restructurings.
Admitted in:Cayman IslandsNew South Wales, Australia (not practising)New Zealand (not practising)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Law, University of Auckland
2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Private Funds - Formation
2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner - "Tim Buckley is "one of the most trusted local practitioners," according to a source who highlighted: "He is great at regulatory, M&A and formation issues. He is very commercial in his advice, very experienced and his offering of solutions is helpful." Another interviewee said: "He is a very smart guy and really knows about the issues to pay attention to."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Investment Funds) -"Tim is "a difference maker" due to his having "a lot of experience acting for big sponsors." Sources also highlight his "consistency and responsiveness," regarding him as "a resource for the hardest questions in Cayman funds."
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "One source noted: "He is very practical, pragmatic and commercial. He has a gravitas about him which means people listen to what he says." Another source added: "He is very collaborative and very helpful."
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded: "Tim Buckley is “'a terrific lawyer'.”
2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Sources praise him [Tim] as 'always looking for solutions and making helpful suggestions'."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "A very talented, personable, practical lawyer."2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) 2016 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer 2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. 'Sources say: "He provides valuable advice on Cayman law, is very accessible and serves his global clients well."'2015 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Corporate & Commercial) - "Tim Buckley has 'excellent vision of the global market"2015 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - Tim Buckley is 'commercial and thorough' 2014 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2013 Legal 500 - “Tim Buckley…is greatly valued for his knowledge of Cayman Islands law.” 2013 Chambers Global Guide – key individual
Author of 'How Fund Managers May Deploy the Cayman Islands LLC Structure' - published by The Hedge Fund Law Report Vol. 9, No. 48
"Tim Buckley has 'excellent vision of the global market"
"A very talented, personable, practical lawyer."