Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
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.
Paul Osborne is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where he is senior counsel in the firm's Global Corporate and Finance Groups. He specialises in structured finance and asset finance.In structured finance, Paul has advised major investment banks on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional structured finance transactions, including credit-linked and equity derivative trades, preference share financings, arbitrage and other tax structured transactions, index-linked and credit-linked note issues and structured repo and stock lending transactions.In fund financing, Paul advises banks, funds and sponsors on a broad range of hedge fund and private equity fund financings, including subscription facilities, asset-backed lending, secured letter of credit facilities, securitisation and repurchase transactions.
Before joining Walkers, Paul was a senior associate in the Structured and Asset Finance group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which he joined in 2006. Prior to joining Freshfields, Paul was an assistant solicitor in the Asset Finance group of Denton Wilde Sapte, where he qualified in 2002.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:LLB Hons (2:1) Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of LondonLLM (Merit) in Corporate and Commercial Law, University College LondonLegal Practice Course (Distinction), University of Westminster
2023 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets - 'Paul Osborne efficiently provides technically sounds advice in a clear manner. He understands the commercial aspects of our deals and is able to deliver practical advice.’
2021 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets - ‘Paul Osborne is exceptional for asset based deals. He has represented many of the principal participants in the fund lending markets for many years now, and it shows. He consistently delivers high quality, commercial advice and is able to propose commercial solutions for any issue that comes up.’
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
2020 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2019 Legal 500 - Next Generation Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2018 Legal 500 - Next Generation Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star - "Paul Osborne is 'excellent, very detail oriented, responsive and hardworking'."
"He understands the commercial aspects of our deals and is able to deliver practical advice."
"Exceptional for asset based deals."
"Paul Osborne is excellent, very detail oriented, responsive and hardworking"