Nigel Weston

Nigel Weston

Partner

T +44 (0)1534 700 788
M +44 (0)7700 310788
E nigel.weston@walkersglobal.com

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Nigel Weston is based in Walkers' Jersey office and heads up the office's Finance and Corporate Group. He specialises in banking, finance, trusts, investment funds, regulatory matters, special purpose vehicles, listings and all aspects of offshore finance and corporate work.

Nigel advises a wide range of blue chip investment managers, global banks, private investment houses and major corporates. He works closely with top law firms and accountancy practices in London as well as local administrators, trustees and other intermediaries and service providers.​

Prior to joining Walkers, Nigel was a partner at a leading offshore firm, where he spent fourteen years, latterly heading up the firm's real estate funds team and advising on all forms of real estate holding structures, in addition to other mainstream corporate and finance work. Prior to moving offshore, he was at Simmons & Simmons for five years. ​

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
England and Wales, Solicitor of the Supreme Court (not practising)
Jersey, Advocate of the Royal Court
Jersey, Solicitor

Qualifications:
LLB (Hons) Degree, Kings College, University of London
Law Society Finals Examinations, College of Law Guildford

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2018 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Leading Individual - Jersey

2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) Leading Individual - Jersey

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded - “Takes complete ownership of the assignment and sees it through irrespective of complexity and timing issues.”

2018 - Chambers UK Guide - A Notable Practitioner:

"Nigel Weston 'was excellent. He was prompt and responsive'."

2017 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2017 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Leading Individual - Jersey

"Nigel Weston ‘combines industry knowledge with a strong sense of commerciality – clients are impressed with his strong negotiation skills and ability to seek practical solutions to complex issues in high value, demanding transactions’."

2017 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2017 Legal 500 - (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2017 Chambers UK Guide - A Notable Practitioner:

"Sources describe Nigel Weston as 'a very commercially minded lawyer,' and describe him as 'very knowledgeable, yet pragmatic and quick in reacting'."

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2016 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2016 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2016 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2016 Legal 500 - (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2016 - Chambers Global Guide - A Notable Practitioner

"Nigel Weston heads the finance group in Jersey and performs a broad range of advisory work. His clients include global banks, major corporations and investment houses. Clients appreciate that he is 'commercial, pragmatic and accessible'."

2016 - Chambers Europe Guide - Ranked Lawyer

2015 IFLR 1000 - (Banking, Financial Services Regulatory, M&A) – Leading Lawyer - Jersey

2015 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2015 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Nigel Weston, "Commercially focused but technically excellent lawyer"

2015 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2015 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) Nigel Weston combines ‘value for money' with the ‘recognition that customer service is vital'.

2015 Legal 500 – (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) – Recommended Lawyer -Jersey

2015 Legal 500 – (Structured Finance and Securitisation) – Recommended Lawyer -Jersey

2014 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer – Jersey

2014 IFLR 1000 - Nigel Weston, "has an ability to deal with complex and innovative structures as if they were routine matters."

2012 – Corporate INTL magazine – '25 Best Lawyers in Jersey'

2011 Legal 500 - "Nigel Weston is praised for his 'great demeanour and knowledge'."

2011 PLC Which Lawyer - recommended lawyer.

2010 Chambers European Guide - "Nigel Weston has expertise in property holding structures, regulatory issues and investment funds, particularly real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and funds of hedge funds."

2010 Legal 500 (Investment Funds) - Nigel Weston is described as one of the "big hitters of the Jersey market."

2009 Chambers Global Guide reported that observers describe him as "one of the brightest minds in the industry – he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of funds and gives very commercial advice."

2009 Legal 500 described Nigel as "highly regarded."​

Nigel has served for a number of years on the committee of the Jersey Funds Association, which works closely with industry, regulators and legislators. He has also been Chairman of the Legal, Regulatory, Tax and Compliance Subcommittee of the JFA. In these roles he has been at the forefront of the development of the Island's funds industry, working on the introduction of Jersey expert funds and Jersey unregulated funds among many other initiatives.

He is also a member of both the Institute of Directors and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Nigel has spoken at a number of conferences on a variety of aspects of Jersey law.​

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