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.
Rosalind specialises in corporate litigation and related advice on strategy, risk management and issues of corporate governance with particular focus on shareholder and boardroom disputes, contested takeovers, and contentious and non-contentious solvent and insolvent corporate restructuring and complex insolvency. 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 (not practising)
2022 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leader - Commercial Litigation
2022 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution
2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client - ‘Rosalind Nicholson is a tough and practical litigator who brings her experience at the English bar to bear very effectively. I would much rather have her in my corner than against me.’
2022 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - 'Ros Nicholson is the stand-out corporate / chancery lawyer on the island in my view. Her corporate knowledge is encyclopaedic and her legal judgment sharp and brilliant.’ and ‘Rosalind Nicholson is the doyen of corporate and shareholder disputes and without peer on any particularly difficult commercial chancery issue. She is pragmatic, knowledgeable and invaluable to have on your side of the trenches.'
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Commercial Litigation - Rosalind Nicholson ranks highly among peers who note she "knows all there is to know about the company and insolvency world."
2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Fellow practitioners highlight her "real depth of knowledge in company law." One source went as far as to call her "the best company lawyer in the BVI." Commentators add that "she is incredibly efficient" while being "always available for clients; she provides hands-on advice."
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency
2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - "very client friendly. Fiercely intelligent and very good at getting to the heart of the issue."
2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client
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
2020 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leader - Litigation
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 - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "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 – Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "[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.
'She is pragmatic, knowledgeable and invaluable to have on your side of the trenches'
'The best company lawyer in the BVI'
'A creative problem solver who is as commercial in her approach as she possibly could be'
'Fiercely intelligent and very good at getting to the heart of the issue'
'[She] knows all there is to know about the company and insolvency world'
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