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.
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 asset finance, Paul has acted for banks, lessors, owners, export credit agencies and operators, with a particular focus on aviation financing. His experience covers all aspects of cross-border and domestic asset financing and leasing structures, including export credit-supported financings, pre-delivery financing, tax-driven transactions, Japanese and Spanish operating leases, receivables backed financings, aircraft acquisitions and disposals and restructurings.
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
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'."
"Paul Osborne is excellent, very detail oriented, responsive and hardworking"