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.
Tom Hagger is a senior associate in the Global Investment Funds Group.
He advises asset managers, and their onshore counsel, in relation to a wide range of corporate and partnership issues with a particular focus on private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds. He also has experience advising clients on the formation and listing of special purpose acquisition vehicles and advising on issues relating to the subsequent business combination transactions.
He was a founding member of the Walkers FinTech group and regularly advises clients on a wide range of FinTech matters including advising on the establishment and maintenance of Cayman Islands foundation companies to assist with the oversight and development of blockchain protocols, advising on investments into early and late stage FinTech businesses and on the establishment and launch of crypto and blockchain funds.
Tom is currently on secondment in Walkers' Dubai office.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2017, Tom worked in the Financial Services and Markets Department at Travers Smith in London. He specialised in advising alternative fund managers on all aspects of UK and EU regulation with a particular focus on AIFMD.
Admitted In:The Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Honours degree in Economics and Politics, University of Manchester, UKGraduate Diploma in Law, BPP University, UKLegal Practice Course, BPP University, UK
Tom is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.