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.
Kristen Kwok joined Walkers' Hong Kong office in 2006 where she is a partner in the firm's Finance and Corporate Group. Kristen advises in relation to asset finance (in particular aircraft and ship finance), capital markets and structured finance products including securitisations and secured note programmes. She also works on various acquisition finance and general corporate transactions.Examples of transactions Kristen has worked on include:
Kristen completed her training with international law firm Sidley Austin at its Hong Kong office and joined its International Finance Group in December 2003 where she developed expertise in banking and structured finance.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)Hong Kong (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws Degree, University of Hong Kong
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019 Guide - Recomended 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 Practitioner
2018 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."
Chambers 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."