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.
Andy Randall is the managing partner of the Walkers’ Hong Kong office.Andy's broad offshore law practice spans capital markets transactions, including securitisations, secured note programmes and derivative transactions, asset finance work including shipping and aircraft financing, leveraged acquisition financings, property and project financings. Andy has a strong general corporate and secured lending practice and is routinely instructed by a large number of the world's leading international banks, financial institutions, major public and private companies, transaction arrangers and leading on-shore law firms.
In 1996, Andy joined the Sydney banking and finance practice of Australian law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (more recently, King & Wood Mallesons), specialising in asset and structured finance transactions and taxation law advice. Andy then moved to Hong Kong in early 2002 to join the commercial department of leading Asian law firm, Johnson Stokes & Master (more recently, Mayer Brown JSM) where he continued to specialise in structured finance, asset finance and banking transactions. In 2004 Andy joined Walkers' Hong Kong office and became a partner in the Finance and Corporate Group in 2007. In 2009 Andy became the head of the Finance and Corporate Group in Hong Kong.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 - Recomended Lawyer - Walkers is spearheaded by "exceptional" managing partner Andy Randall, who provides "well-coordinated and highly professional advice" to clients across a broad range of funds, corporate, litigation and finance-related matters.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 - Recomended Lawyer - "Led by the 'gregarious and extremely hardworking' Andy Randall, the firm's finance offering benefits from 'an unparalleled bench of lawyers and a responsive spirit that makes them hard to beat'. 'The absolute go-to-partner for financial advice in the regional offshore market', Randall covers a wide array of financing matters including structured finance transactions, where he displays 'a substantial amount of experience'."
2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) Recommended Lawyer - 'Andy Randall is said by one client to be "leading the charge" of the Hong Kong office, eliciting praise for his "good geographical coverage." '
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 - Recommended Lawyer
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 - "Andy Randall is a very good, incredibly commercial, excellent lawyer."
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - "Andy Randall ‘always puts clients first’.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 - "Andy Randall manages the Hong Kong office and is highlighted for advising on a broad range of capital markets and asset and acquisition finance transactions." The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Andy Randall is ‘an excellent relationship partner’." The Who's Who Legal: Transport (Aviation - Finance) Lawyers 2016Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Andy Randall manages the Hong Kong office. He has significant expertise in capital markets transactions and also offers additional experience in asset finance and secured lending."The Who's Who Legal 100 2014 - Banking and Capital Markets - "In Hong Kong, Andy Randall is a member of the structured products and capital markets team. He is described as a 'corporate specialist' and is highly recommended for his structured finance work."The Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets Lawyers 2014-2015The Who’s Who Legal: Banking Lawyers 2013-2015The Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets - Structured Finance Lawyers 2013Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Managing partner of the Hong Kong office Andy Randall is an esteemed finance lawyer with specialist expertise in capital markets, structured finance and asset finance. One commentator states: 'He's very client-focused – if we ever need him, he will be there for us.'"Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Hong Kong managing partner Andy Randall is recognised for his strong capital markets expertise, though asset and structured finance is another forte. He advises on both Cayman Islands and BVI law." Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 – "'Sharp and driven' managing partner Andy Randall leads a 'very dynamic' office, which houses a number of standout lawyers."Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Andy Randall is singled out for his in-depth knowledge of BVI and Cayman Islands law as well as his maritime law background."Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 – “Andy Randall is a ‘preeminent offshore lawyer and a pleasure to work with’.”Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 – "Andy Randall leads the finance and corporate group, and is 'an extremely user-friendly practitioner who is keenly aware of the importance of deadlines and how they fit into transactions'."Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/2011 – "Andy Randall is the 'go-to person for complex structured and cross-border finance work', and is named by clients as the 'standout lawyer in the offshore finance and corporate space'."Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2009/2010 – "The ‘user friendly’ finance and corporate head Andy Randall ‘gets across issues very quickly’ and clients rate his offshore finance advice as ‘outstanding’."
"Andy Randall is ‘an excellent relationship partner’."