Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
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.
Kevin Taylor is the Managing Partner* of Walkers' Bermuda office and is the Head of the Insolvency and Dispute Resolution practice.He is based in Bermuda where he leads a team of lawyers providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law with particular emphasis on matters of corporate and international finance law, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, investments funds, fintech and regulatory matters.Kevin specialises in commercial disputes, particularly contentious liquidation proceedings, receiverships, issues related to corporate governance, shareholder disputes and high value asset recovery. He advises liquidators and a broad range of creditors in complex cross-border liquidations, particularly in respect of Asia and the USA. As part of his insolvency practice, he also acts for distressed companies and provides advice to boards of directors seeking to obtain court protection to permit corporate restructuring including by way of formal scheme of arrangement.He also represents financial institutions, shareholders, companies, directors, brokerage firms, investment advisors and high net worth individuals in commercial litigation. His matters have included issues of breach of directors' fiduciary duty, breach of contract, economic torts, enforcements of judgments and arbitration awards, anti-suit injunctions to restrain foreign proceedings and arbitrations, freezing injunctions, duties of confidentiality and misselling claims.In addition, Kevin has acted extensively in high value employment matters, often representing C-Suite executives in Bermuda's insurance industry. He has particular expertise in advising upon separation, including issues surrounding compensation, executive incentive plans, non-solicitation and restrictive covenants.Kevin has made numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Court of Appeal for Bermuda and has appeared in the Privy Council.
*The title of "partner" is used to refer to an employee of Walkers (Bermuda) Limited with equivalent standing and qualifications.
Prior to working with Walkers, Kevin was the Managing Director of a Bermuda firm. Upon his arrival in Bermuda in 2004, Kevin worked in the Litigation and Insolvency Group at another leading offshore firm.
Admitted In:BermudaOntario, Canada (not practising)Qualifications:J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
2023 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - ‘Kevin Taylor is very good technically and I thoroughly appreciate his responsiveness and client communication approach. Kevin is always willing to go the extra mile for this clients.’
2022 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leader - Firm Management - "Kevin Taylor receives widespread endorsements from peers, who herald his strong leadership in liquidation proceedings, corporate governance and asset recovery matters."
2022 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Commercial Litigation
2022 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency
2022 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "Kevin is experienced, gives clear advice and has a good client approach. He sees the points quickly and is a good team player." "His legal knowledge and years of experience have been a big asset."
2022 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - 'Kevin Taylor is rapidly becoming one of the market leaders in Bermuda for restructuring and insolvency advice.’ and ‘Kevin Taylor and Nicole Tovey work well as a team, and fight to protect their clients’ position. Always available and a good approach to solving difficult problems.' and ‘Nicole Tovey and Kevin Taylor are both very experienced in the Bermuda litigation process. Very organised. They stay on top of key dates and when and what information needs to be provided. Never missed a deadline. Always available to discuss and explain matters.’
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Commercial Litigation
2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Interviewees regard him as "one of the most experienced advocates in Bermuda," adding: "He is very good on his feet in court."
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency
2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "Listens well to client. Strong advocate for client position."2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "He is very strategic and knows the Bermuda court system and judges through and through."2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "A very strong leader in Kevin Taylor - he is a hardworking, knowledgeable sensible lawyer"2019 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Interviewees praise him as "dedicated, smart and knowledgeable on Bermuda law," and able to give "practical, prompt advice."2019 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution 2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals - Dispute Resolution - Clients praise Kevin for being 'responsive, sensible, capable and good value for money'2019 - Chambers and Partners - Author of Chambers and Partners Insolvency Guide, Bermuda - Interviewees praise him as "dedicated, smart and knowledgeable on Bermuda law," and able to give "practical, prompt advice."2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial2014 Legal 500 - Kevin was recognised as having particular experience in contentious liquidation proceedings with multi-jurisdictional aspects. Clients say Kevin is "very reliable, patient and provides comprehensive legal advice."
Kevin is a member of INSOL, the Bermuda Bar Association and the Bermuda Chapter of RISA. He also sits on the Bermuda Permanent Arbitration Panel, which hears labour disputes in essential industries.
'Kevin Taylor is rapidly becoming one of the market leaders in Bermuda for restructuring and insolvency advice.’
'One of the most experienced advocates in Bermuda. He is very good on his feet in court.'
'He is very strategic and knows the Bermuda court system and judges through and through.'
'Listens well to client. Strong advocate for client position.'