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.
Kim Paiva is a senior counsel in Walker's Guernsey team with 15 years' experience in private practice in onshore and offshore roles.Kim has a broad range of expertise encompassing Banking & Finance, Corporate and Investment Funds matters, and specialises in asset financing deals, advising borrowers and lenders on matters of Guernsey law particularly in respect of aircraft and ships.She is part of the market-leading Walkers Global Aviation Group, and advises both owners and financiers in relation to transactions involving aircraft registered or to be registered on 2-REG (Guernsey's Aircraft Registry).Kim has ten years' experience advising on Guernsey law, largely advising lenders and borrowers in respect of financing arrangements, restructuring, real estate and acquisitions.Having spent five years practising in South Africa's largest law firm, Kim also works with clients from South Africa on funds and private capital matters, advising clients in respect of asset protection and succession planning structures.Recent transactions include:
Prior to relocating to Guernsey at the beginning of 2009, Kim practised as a corporate and commercial attorney at one of South Africa's largest law firms, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, where she worked in the Banking & Finance and Corporate M&A teams.On arriving in Guernsey at the start of 2009, she practised in the Business and Trust Law team at another leading offshore firm, before joining Walkers in September 2010.
Admitted In:South Africa (not practising)
Qualifications:BA (History and Politics), University of Cape Town, South AfricaLLB, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2020 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2018 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
"Kim Paiva for her ‘ability to process things urgently on short notice’ "
2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate and M&A) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
"Kim Paiva, 'manages expectations well and delivers under pressure’ "
2018 Legal 500 - (Banking and finance) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
" Kim Paiva is a 'responsive and capable’ senior counsel"
2017 Legal 500 - (Banking and finance) Recommended Lawyer - Guernsey
"Kim Paiva is ‘very responsive, and capable of providing effective solutions to issues posed by the nature and circumstances of the financing to be provided’."
2014, Chambers UK and Chambers Global - “Accessible, proactive with technical expertise and commercially aware”
2013, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Chambers UK - leading associate Kim Paiva is praised for her "unfailing patience" and "willingness to go the extra mile”.’
A member of the Law Society of South Africa
“Accessible, proactive with technical expertise and commercially aware”