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.
Steven Manning joined Walkers Professional Services' Cayman Islands office in July 2015 where he is the head of the Walkers Fiduciary Limited. Steven is a director to a number of asset finance and structured finance special purpose vehicles, including middle marke and BSL, CLOs, CRE CLOs, TruPS, Risk Retention financing vehicles, insurance related products, TRS vehicles, private wealth investments, Dubai SPCs and sukuk vehicles. He is also a director on a number of bespoke structured transactions. Steven meets regularly with asset managers, banks, onshore counsel and trustees to design and implement solutions to various regulatory matters in the structured finance space to include advising on solutions to compliance with FATCA/CRS, Beneficial Ownership Regime, AML regimes, and CbC reporting. Steven also offers a number of solutions to issues arising in end of life scenarios with worthless and illiquid assets.
Prior to joining Walkers Professional Services, Steven worked with another leading fiduciary services provider in the Cayman Islands where he had responsibility for bringing the structured finance portfolio into compliance with US and UK FATCA and managing a number of regulatory matters internally to include EMIR, ISDA Protocols and the Volcker Rule. Prior to this he acted as a tax advisor with a 'Big 4' accounting firm in Ireland for over five years specialising in international tax in the banking, insurance, aircraft leasing and renewable energy industries.
Qualifications:Irish Tax Institute; Chartered Tax AdviserChartered Accountants Ireland;Chartered AccountantLIA Ireland; Qualified Financial AdviserUniversity College Cork, Ireland; Bachelor of Commerce Degree (1st Hons)