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.
David Collins is a partner in Walkers' Finance & Corporate Group and is based in the Cayman Islands office. He has extensive experience advising private equity sponsors, financial institutions, investment funds, multinational corporations, issuers and institutional investors on complex finance and corporate transactions.
David's finance experience includes fund financing, bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition financings, derivatives, corporate financings, margin lending, repackaging and other structured transactions. He also has significant expertise advising on corporate matters.
David is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Prior to joining Walkers, David practised in the Capital Markets Department of Linklaters in London. He also spent time on secondment in the Structured Credit team at Bank of America in London.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:BA in Business Administration, University of South Florida, USACertified Public Accountant (not practising), State of Maryland, USAPostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation, College of Law, London, UKPostgraduate Diploma in Law/CPE, College of Law, London, UKExecutive MBA, University of Cambridge, UK
2023 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial
2022 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial
2022 Legal 500 - Recommended - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
2021 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial 2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded2018 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial - "David Collins is ‘an incredibly strong lawyer with a very sound commercial mind’."2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star 2016 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star 2013 Chambers Asia Pacific - "David Collins is experienced in corporate and finance matters relating to Cayman Islands and BVI entities. Regional clients regularly seek his advice as 'he understands the demands of the....market'."2012 Chambers Asia Pacific - "David Collins has a deep knowledge of Cayman Islands law and sources agree that 'he is very sound, provides quality advice and effectively interacts with clients'."
David is a President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, the professional industry body representing attorneys-at-law in the Cayman Islands. He is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
“An incredibly strong lawyer with a very sound commercial mind.”
“He understands the demands of the market.”