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.
Shamar Ennis is based in Walkers' Cayman office where she is a partner in the firm's Insurance Group.
Shamar was previously a partner in the firm's Global Finance and Corporate Group and worked in both Walkers' Cayman and Hong Kong offices. She advised financial institutions, asset managers and institutional investors on a broad range of corporate and finance transactions, with a particular focus on debt capital markets, structured finance and bespoke structured product transactions. Shamar's experience includes acting on the establishment of secured note programmes for annuity writers and reinsurers, advising on structures involving investments utilised by regulated entities such as insurers and banks to meet regulatory capital requirements, as well as advising private equity managers on their credit strategies, including the establishment of CLO platforms and fund-linked note issuances; Shamar has also assisted non-bank lenders (including insurance companies) on private credit transactions. Shamar has also worked extensively on repackagings, project financings, derivatives, CSX listings of debt securities and innovative bankruptcy remote financings involving the capital markets, including advising a US airline during the COVID-19 pandemic on the first ever securitisation transaction involving a loyalty programme.
Shamar acts on the structuring and transactional side of the Insurance Group and advises licensees (or counterparties to licensees) on transactional matters as well as working closely with regulatory colleagues in relation to the establishment of captives, reinsurers and other licensees or the status of transactions undertaken by them.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsQualifications:LLB (Hons), London School of Economics and Political SciencePostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with commendation, College of Law of England and Wales
Shamar is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.