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.
Hughie joined Walkers in 2008 and heads the London Investment Funds Group. He is based in the firm's London office and advises on both Cayman Islands law and BVI law aspects of transactions. He acts for alternative investment funds including their establishment, on-going corporate transactions and financing activities. He has also advised extensively on fund restructurings and distressed situations.
Hughie also has significant experience in a broad range of finance and corporate transactions and regularly advises on lending and security transactions involving Cayman Islands or BVI law. Those transactions typically involve issues as to corporate restructurings, mergers, the perfection and granting of security by Cayman Islands or BVI vehicles, the charging of shares in a Cayman Islands or BVI company, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and group reorganisations and restructurings.
Hughie trained and qualified at Slaughter and May, where he spent 13 years prior to joining Walkers. His practice at Slaughter and May included advising a broad range of financial institutions and corporate clients on capital markets, structured finance and banking transactions; and regulatory issues.
Admitted In:British Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Jurisprudence, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University
2022 Legal 500 - "Hughie Wong is one of the smartest guys in the business, as well as being personable and helpful."
2022 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Band 3: "He is professional and approachable, providing top-drawer technical legal advice in a commercial and effective manner."
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner: "He is a true class act who is bright and has a great, detailed knowledge. He is commercial, practical and a pleasure to deal with."
2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers UK Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner:
"He is exceptional. Very commercial and really knows his stuff. He's exceptionally bright and very personable."
2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
"Hughie Wong is ‘knowledgeable, available and a great problem solver who tailors his advice according to clients’ needs’."
2017 Chambers UK Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner:
"Hughie Wong is commended by clients for his ability to 'provide commercially helpful solutions while ensuring that investors are protected'."
2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner
2016 Chambers UK Guide - Commentators say Cayman law expert Hughie Wong "is a phenomenally bright guy."2015 Chambers UK Guide - "He specialises in offering advice in connection with funds, and is regarded by market sources as 'a class act'."
2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner
"Hughie Wong is one of the smartest guys in the business, as well as being personable and helpful."