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.
Jonathan Heaney is based in Walkers' Jersey office and is also a member of the firm's Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups. He has experience in a wide range of investment funds (hedge, real estate and private equity) and also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and secured lending. Jonathan has particular expertise on advising on all aspects of real estate financing and acquisitions using Jersey vehicles.
Before joining Walkers, Jonathan spent five years in London and gained experience in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Jonathan subsequently spent two years in the British Virgin Islands specialising in international and structured finance, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds. He joined Walkers in 2005 and was made partner in 2009 and managing partner of the Jersey office in April 2014.
Admitted In:British Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)JerseyQualifications:LLB (Hons) in European Law & Languages, University of the West of England, Bristol
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) Leading Individual- Jersey
"Jonathan Heaney ‘stand[s] out as exceptional individuals within their field’. [Jonathan Heaney] ‘has a proven track record in corporate, refinancing and real estate transactions and trust matters’ "
2018 Legal 500 - (Banking & Finance) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate & Commercial) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2017 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Leading Individual - Jersey
"Jonathan Heaney is ‘exceptional in his field and a first point of contact’."
2017 Legal 500 - (Banking & Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2017 Legal 500 - (Corporate & Commercial) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Leading Individual - Jersey
2016 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2016 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
2014 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer – Jersey2013 Finance Monthly – Top 100 International Advisor – Investment Funds – Jersey 2012 Legal 500 - "Jonathan Heaney ‘provides high levels of service’."2012 Who’s Who Legal 100 – “Jonathan Heaney is 'first-rate' for investment funds work and is also noted for his 'fantastic client service'."2012 Corporate INTL magazine - '25 Best Lawyers in Jersey'2012 The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers - "Based In Jersey, Jonathan Heaney is 'well known' for his investment funds expertise, which covers both hedge funds and private Equity."2011 Legal 500 - "Jonathan Heaney is 'recommended' and ‘never lets you down’." 2010 IFLR 1000, - “Jonathan Heaney is very easy to work with – affable and efficient...”
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Law Society of Jersey
Jonathan Heaney is ‘exceptional in his field and a first point of contact’