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.
Fiona joined the Ireland Walkers office in 2016 to establish the Walkers Professional Services team. Fiona is a Chartered Director and a member of the Institute of Directors. She has extensive experience in the corporate services industry and serves as a director for a wide range of Irish securitisation and aviation special purpose vehicles.
Prior to joining Walkers Professional Services, Fiona was director of accounting in the Irish office of SFM Europe, part of the Elian Group. During this time she led a team responsible for client accounting and tax compliance matters, and oversaw the rapid growth of the accounting team. In addition she served as a director on the board of a large number of special purpose vehicles. Her clients included leading financial institutions and private equity funds. Fiona previously worked in the financial services audit team in Ernst & Young and in WestLB Bank Ireland plc.
Chartered Director (Institute of Directors) Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Ireland)Chartered Tax Consultant (Chartered Accountants Ireland)Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP (Chartered Accountants Ireland)Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance (Law Society of Ireland)Masters in Music & Performance (Royal Academy of Music/University of London)Masters in Arts Management & Cultural Policy (City University, London)Bachelor of Music Education (Trinity College, Dublin)
In January 2021, Fiona de Lacy coordinated a survey regarding the WPS Ireland team's client service in addition to gaging other areas of interest. Clients provided the following quotes regarding the WPS team: "High quality people, responsive client-centric approach, understanding of the needs of complex multijurisdictional business transactions.""Great team - professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Always ready to see the business case and come up with a solution to fit.""Integrated service and higher quality, more collaborative service than competitors. Have to say very efficient and still amazes me that questions are answered straight away." "The team I work with at Walkers are superb - sharp and knowledgeable." "The team is very professional and organized. Seamless coordination with Walkers legal team.""Great employees across services offered, who are all pleasant to work with and prompt with their deliverables."
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