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.
Kristen Kwok joined Walkers' Hong Kong office in 2006 where she is a Partner in the firm's Finance and Corporate Group. Kristen advises on all aspects of banking and finance matters with an emphasis on structured finance, debt capital markets and asset finance (in particular aircraft and ship finance). Examples of transactions Kristen has worked on include:
Prior to joining Walkers, Kristen was with the International Finance Group of Sidley Austin in Hong Kong.
2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) - Band 4 – "Kristen Kwok is gaining increasing recognition in the market. She specializes in advising major financial institutions on asset finance, capital markets and structure finance."The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019 Guide - Recommended Lawyer - "The 'very responsive and commercial' Kristen Kwok is another key member of the finance team across both structured finance and capital markets deals, and adds particular value for PRC and Taiwanese clients by virtue of her fluent Mandarin."2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) - Recognised Practitioner 2019 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Client favourite and someone who I would highly recommend for capital markets work."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 - "Kristen Kwok specialises in aircraft and ship financing matters as well as advising on a broader array of structured finance and capital markets matters."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 - "Kristen Kwok maintains a robust practice in asset finance and structured finance. She is notable for her PRC-facing practice, especially for securitisation matters."The Who's Who Legal: Transport (Aviation) Lawyers 2016Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 - "Kristen Kwok is the firm's asset finance expert and is sought after for her Chinese language abilities. She regularly advises a host of financial institutions, operating lessors and airlines on ship and aircraft finance, and leasing."
"Kristen Kwok is the firm's asset finance expert and is sought after for her Chinese language abilities. She regularly advises a host of financial institutions, operating lessors and airlines on ship and aircraft finance, and leasing."