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.
Jack Boldarin is the Managing Partner of Walkers' London office and practises both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law in the Finance and Corporate practices. Jack spent a number of years in each of the BVI, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands and London offices of the firm. Operating from the firm's London office, Jack leads a team of lawyers providing time-zone sensitive, dedicated BVI and Cayman Islands law assistance to clients based in Europe and Africa. Jack specialises in banking and finance transactions (including leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity finance along with structured and asset finance) and corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, takeovers, international stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations).Jack is ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer by Chambers and Partners (2016/17 edition) and as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500, International Financial Law Review and PLC Which Lawyer.
Jack initially practised with a New Zealand law firm undertaking a wide range of corporate and finance work. He then joined a major French investment bank in London primarily working on structured finance and commodity derivative based transactions. Thereafter Jack joined the Structured and Asset Finance team at Norton Rose in London where he worked for four years specialising in structured and asset financings and on a number of infrastructure projects (including several prominent PPP and PFI projects) before joining Walkers in 2001.
Admitted in:Cayman Islands, 2001British Virgin Islands, 2006England and Wales (not practising)New Zealand (not practising)Qualifications:First in Law, Victoria University of Wellington
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner
2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Leading Lawyer
2020 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner
2018 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "Clients report that "he has been excellent to work with."
2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
2018 Chambers UK Guide - Cayman law Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance)
"Sources say: 'Jack is incredibly hard-working, bright and very client-focused'."
2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
"Head of corporate and finance Jack Boldarin is widely acclaimed as one of the Island's top practitioners"
2017 Chambers UK Guide - Jack is the sole Band 1 ranked BVI lawyer in London (Corporate & Finance)2017 Chambers UK Guide - Cayman law Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance)"Jack Boldarin is regularly called upon for his in-depth knowledge of a diverse range of corporate and financing matters. Sources reveal that 'he makes you feel that you're the only person he's dealing with,' and note his 'very commercial and very practical advice'." - Chambers and Partners2016 Chambers Global Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner2015 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Award (2015 Winner) - For acting on General Healthcare Group's £1.5 Billion debt restructuring 2015 Deal Maker of the Year award (2015 Winner) - Finance Monthly Awards for acting on United Capital Partners Group sale of a 48% stake in VK.com to Mail.ru Group for US$1.47 billion2015 - Asset Finance Lawyer of the Year award (2015 Winner) - Global Fund Awards2014 - India Deal of the Year award (2014 Winner) - India Business Law Journal for acting for United Spirits, the world's second largest spirits company, on its £370 million debt refinancing in relation to its acquisition of Whyte & Mackay2014 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Winner - for Uranium One's US$300 million senior secured notes offering2012 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year2010 - IFLR 1000 - Leading BVI Lawyer2010 Chambers Global Guide - "Market sources say he is well established and highly regarded and has been instrumental in pushing his firm forwards"2009 Chambers Global Guide - Recommended British Virgin Islands lawyer.2009 PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook - "Highly recommended Corporate / M&A lawyer, who is widely endorsed for his deal making process"2009 International Financial Law Review - Recommended British Virgin Islands lawyer