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 works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
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.
Alison is a partner and head of the Guernsey Dispute Resolution team. Alison has considerable experience in relation to trust, banking, insolvency and insurance litigation, as well as general corporate disputes. She appears regularly in front of the Royal Court and Court of Appeal. Alison is a regular speaker at conferences in Guernsey, the UK and internationally, particularly in relation to trust litigation, corporate governance and AML issues, and she lectures Guernsey Bar students on anti-money laundering.
Alison was a founding partner of AO Hall, Walkers (Guernsey) LLP predecessor firm. Prior to that, Alison practiced as a Partner with a leading offshore firm from 2000 – 2004 and another leading law firm also in Guernsey in 1999. Before moving offshore, Alison practised in the City of London for a number of years with Nicolson Graham & Jones (now K & L Gates LLP).
Admitted In:Guernsey England and Wales (not practising) Qualifications: 1991 ADR Group Mediator MA(Oxon), UK
2018 Legal 500 - (Dispute Resolution) Leading Individuals
"Practice head Alison Ozanne is a 'superb advocate' "
2018 Chambers UK – "Alison 'can actually bring a case to life', says a source, continuing: 'She is very good indeed'."
2017 Who's Who Legal: Private Client - Recommended Lawyer
2017 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2017 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Dispute Resolution)
2017 International Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery Lawyers
2017 CityWealth Leaders List
2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Alison Ozanne offers strong credentials in trust, banking and insolvency matters."
2017 Chambers UK – Alison is "extremely good with clients and pleasant to deal with."
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2016 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals (Dispute Resolution)
2016 Chambers UK – ‘is really hard working and never gives up. She really tries for her clients’ and ‘she is an energetic lawyer, as you’d expect from a litigator’.
2015 Chambers UK – Alison is ‘very commercial and provides sound advice’
2015 Winner of the inaugural "Law Officers of the Crown Pro Bono Legal Award"
2015 Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution ‘leading individual’2015 Legal 500 – ‘very commercial and provides sound advice’2014 Chambers UK – ‘high octane, focused and energetic. She’s very lively, entertaining and extremely clever’2013 Legal 500 - Alison was listed as a Dispute Resolution “leading individual” (at that time, the only woman in the Channel Islands to be so)
2013 Chambers UK - "A top notch litigator: friendly, approachable and generous with her time" and "effective, resilient and relentless"
Deutsch Bank International Trust Co Limited, non-executive director, 2015 to date
Schroders Real Estate Investment Trust, non-executive director, 2014 - 2015
Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Limited and Kleinwort Benson CI Holdings Limited, non-executive Director, 2007 – 2011
Trustee of Les Bourgs Hospice
‘high octane, focused and energetic. She’s very lively, entertaining and extremely clever’.