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.
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 IslandsEngland and Wales, Solicitor of the Supreme Court (not practising)Jersey, Advocate of the Royal CourtJersey, SolicitorQualifications:LLB (Hons) Degree, Kings College, University of LondonLaw Society Finals Examinations, College of Law Guildford
2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Corporate & Finance)
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "Nigel Weston is described by market sources as "very responsive and on top of things," and they add that he is "pragmatic and impressive."
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 - Jersey2015 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Leading Individual - Jersey2015 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Nigel Weston, "Commercially focused but technically excellent lawyer"2015 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Leading Individual - Jersey2015 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 -Jersey2015 Legal 500 – (Structured Finance and Securitisation) – Recommended Lawyer -Jersey2014 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.
"has an ability to deal with complex and innovative structures as if they were routine matters."