James Burch

James Burch


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James Burch joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2015 and is a partner in the Global Finance and Corporate Group. He specialises in debt capital markets and structured finance with extensive experience in CLOs, securitisation and secured note programme structures as well as bespoke structured products. James also advises on a variety of banking and finance transactions including leveraged and acquisition financing, asset financings and general secured lending.

James regularly acts for asset managers, leading investment banks, financial institutions, public and private companies and leading on-shore law firms, advising on a variety of finance transactions.

​Before joining Walkers, James was a partner with another major offshore law firm where he spent over seven years in their Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Prior to his move to the Cayman Islands in 2007, James worked in the structured finance group of Linklaters in London.

Admitted in:
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

Law Degree (with honours), University of Wales, Aberystwyth

2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance

2022 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Banking, Finance & Capital Market

2021 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2021 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "James is indispensable when I need very practical advice on how best to think about Cayman law matters, as well as more general legal and commercial matters affecting our business," remarked one interviewee.

2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Banking, Finance & Capital Market

2021 Legal 500 - Recommended - Corporate & Commercial

2020 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "Commentators depict him as a "diligent" practitioner, with one client adding that he is "super easy to work with" and "has good communication skills."

2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2019 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "James Burch is a "well-respected finance lawyer" in the Cayman market. He is a go-to contact for many clients working in the areas of CLOs and structured finance. Sources say: "He is creative, hard-working, confident and does a great job leading a team."

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial​

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial​

2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star​

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Corporate & Commercial)

2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star