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.
Nicholas Pattman is based in Walkers’ Cayman Islands office where he is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group. Nicholas advises established and start-up asset managers, private equity sponsors, family offices and financial institutions in the United States, Latin America and internationally in relation to the structuring, formation and ongoing operation of hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds and other alternative investment vehicles employing a variety of investment strategies. He also advises clients across a range of industries on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, joint ventures, redomiciliations, reorganisations and general corporate work. In addition, Nicholas has significant experience advising on secured and unsecured financings and debt capital markets transactions.As a member of the Latin America Group, a major part of his practice involves advising clients located in or connected to Latin America, in particular Brazil, on a broad range of transactions both into and out of the region.
In 2017 Nicholas completed the Oxford Fintech Programme run by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.Nicholas speaks Portuguese, Italian and French and has a knowledge of Spanish.
Before joining Walkers in 2010, Nicholas trained as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London, Paris and Rome, before qualifying into their Milan office in 2003 where he focused on M&A, corporate finance and debt and equity issuance in the Italian market. In 2006 Nicholas joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited in London as in-house legal counsel where he advised the group on a wide range of transactions.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland & Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Modern Languages and Law, Downing College, Cambridge UniversityCommendation in the Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2018 - Latinvex - Named as one of Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds - "Nicholas Pattman is ‘knowledgeable, to the point and very agreeable as a person’."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2017 - Featured lawyer, Latin Lawyer 250
2015 - Latinvex - Named as one of Latin America's 50 Rising Legal Stars
"Nicholas Pattman is ‘knowledgeable, to the point and very agreeable as a person’."