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.
Laura Rogers is based in Walkers' Singapore office where she is a partner specialising in private equity, hedge funds, joint ventures and providing general corporate advice. She regularly advises international financial institutions, onshore law firms, corporates, investment banks, investment managers and private equity funds in relation to the establishment and structuring of private equity and hedge funds in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands through the use of companies, partnerships and trusts. She also advises private equity funds in relation to down-stream investments as well as provides general advice to established private equity and hedge funds.In addition, Laura has an active corporate practice which includes providing general corporate advice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She also advises corporate vehicles and investors in relation to equity financing transactions to include the issuance of preference shares and convertible securities.Laura worked in Walkers' Hong Kong office for four years before moving to the Singapore office.
Prior to joining Walkers, Laura worked with Allen & Overy in London from 1999. She was then relocated to Allen & Overy's Hong Kong office. In both London and Hong Kong, Laura worked in Allen & Overy's corporate finance department. While working with Allen & Overy, she advised investment banks and leading corporates on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Laura was also seconded for 12 months from Allen & Overy to the Hong Kong branch of a leading US investment bank. She was in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2009 and worked on a number of PRC related matters during her time at Allen & Overy and since joining Walkers.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)Hong Kong (not practising)South Australia (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws with Honours, University of AdelaideBachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide
2020 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - 'Laura Rogers is based in Singapore and specialises in private equity, hedge funds, joint ventures and general corporate advice. She is recognised by an interviewee as a "proactive and commercial lawyer," and they add: "It is an absolute joy to work with her."'
2019 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - Recommended Lawyer - 'Laura Rogers is praised by interviewees for the "commercial advice" she provides.'
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers Global Guide - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - A Notable Practitioner. "She has a wealth of experience working on private equity and M&A transactions, and she has been able to answer any complex question or provide feedback on a proposed structure at a moment's notice."
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2017 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2017 CityWealth Leaders List
2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers
2017 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Laura Rogers is a top-notch, commercially savvy lawyer'
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2016 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Laura Rogers wins acclaim for her advice to international financial institutions, banks and private equity funds. One impressed client lauds her as "super-bright, I was totally blown away by her!".'
2015 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
2015 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2015 Chambers Asia-Pacific - 'Laura Rogers is praised as a lawyer who is "intelligent, responsive, thoughtful and incredibly helpful".'
2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
2013 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Senior counsel Laura Rogers is a promising lawyer with a broad practice, covering hedge funds, private equity and corporate matters. Clients 'rely on her for more technical issues and to get an understanding of specific matters relating to Cayman laws".'
2013 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers2012 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Laura Rogers is rated for the range of her expertise, which encompasses private equity, hedge funds and general corporate advice. Interviewees say: "We can rely on her for technical issues and practical solutions. She is very thorough, responsive and can cope with demanding schedules".'2012 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
2011 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
"It's an absolute joy to work with her."
"Laura Rogers is praised as a lawyer who is 'intelligent, responsive, thoughtful and incredibly helpful'."