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.
Rosalind specialises in corporate litigation and related advice on strategy, risk management & issues of corporate governance with particular focus on shareholder & boardroom disputes, contested takeovers, and contentious & non-contentious restructuring. Her practice extends to all areas of company law in which a litigation risk, or the need for an application to the Court, may arise.
Rosalind was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1987 and practiced as a barrister for over 20 years at 4 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn specialising in company law, corporate finance, corporate litigation and contentious and non-contentious restructuring. Rosalind moved offshore in 2012 and worked as a barrister in the litigation department of another leading BVI firm before her appointment as a partner of Walkers in April 2016.
Admitted In:British Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (currently not practising)
2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "Rosalind is a powerhouse. She is absolutely amazing in court, a top insolvency lawyer in the BVI, and Walkers is lucky to have her."
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution
2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Asset Recovery
2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Litigation
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "A source praised her as "very strong indeed - a good litigator and good company lawyer." Another commentator went further, lauding her as "one of strongest company lawyers in the jurisdiction."
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "Rosalind Nicholson is 'an excellent litigator who does quality work' "
2018 Who's Who Legal - Litigation
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Excellent litigator; her opinions and arguments hold a lot of weight." Another source praised her as a "person of real quality."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client
2017 Chambers Global Guide – (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "[Rosalind] is well regarded by interviewees, who agree she is 'a very high-quality litigator'."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Dispute Resolution) - "Rosalind Nicholson is ‘naturally very authoritative’ and is noted for her ‘vast experience of big-ticket litigation’."
2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Dispute Resolution)
2012 Chambers & Partners - "A creative problem solver who is as commercial in her approach as she possibly could be."
2011 Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer - "Combines a rigorous intellectual examination of questions with a user-friendly approach”, “very reliable”.
2011 Chambers & Partners - “Whether working on corporate transactions or in the midst of company litigation, she has shown herself to be capable, receptive and a pleasure to deal with.”
Rosalind was recommended by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for many years for her expertise in Company Law.
Rosalind is the author of the following publications:
Rosalind is also a regular contributor to leading industry news sources including, but not limited to, the below:
Rosalind is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator.
"A creative problem solver who is as commercial in her approach as she possibly could be."