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 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.
Rupen is a partner in the Finance and Corporate Group of Walkers' Hong Kong office. He advises on a wide range of financing transactions, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, private jet finance, bond issuances, margin lending, premium insurance finance, restructurings and general lending. Rupen also advises on general corporate matters including re-domiciliations and mergers and acquisitions.Rupen's clients include commercial banks, private banks, financial institutions, international corporations and insurance companies. In addition, he has many years of Bermuda law experience and works closely with Walkers' Bermuda office to service their Asia based clients.
After completing his training with McGrigors (now merged with Pinsent Masons) in London, Rupen moved to a leading offshore firm in Jersey where he joined the Finance Services Group, dealing with securitisations and general lending transactions. In 2007 Rupen joined the Corporate & Commercial department of another offshore firm in its Hong Kong office where he developed expertise advising on a broad range of cross-border multi-jurisdictional financings and general corporate matters. Rupen joined Walkers' Hong Kong office in January 2016.
Qualifications:LL.B (Hons) in Law & Politics, Cardiff UniversityLL.M in Computer & Communications Law, University of London
Legal 500 2015 - understands the practical issues banks face and provides workable solutions
Chambers 2015 – well versed in banking and finance matters, particularly in relation to Jersey and Hong Kong
Chambers 2014 – "singled out by clients for being "prompt and keen to get the deal done" when handling a wide range of corporate, banking and finance matters"