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.
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 IslandsCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:Law Degree (with honours), University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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