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 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.
Admitted In:IrelandEngland and Wales (not practising) Qualifications:Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies (BBLS), University College DublinMasters in Business Administration (MBA), London Business SchoolDiploma in Applied Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - "Nicholas Blake-Knox is a pragmatic lawyer who gets to the core of legal and regulatory issues very quickly, offering a solution-orientated perspective for clients. He avoids creating legal and regulatory fear, thereby garnering trust with clients. His in-house experience shines through in his dealings with clients – he has been on the other side and therefore is capable of looking at the world through his clients’ lens."
2019 Legal 500 - Recomended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - Nicholas Blake-Knox, who is 'proactive and knowledgeable in the offshore funds space'
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Recomended Lawyer (Investment Funds / Financial Services Department)
Nicholas is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute Nicholas is a member of the UCITS Product and Brexit Steering Groups at Irish FundsNicholas is a trustee and board member of Kidscape, the UK anti-bullying charity
"Excellent technical ability. Able to consider law not in isolation but in a very commercial sense. Can provide advice and solutions to problems."