Natalie Neto

Natalie Neto

Partner

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Natalie is a partner* in the corporate and finance practice at Walkers' Bermuda office.

She advises on a wide range of Bermuda-based and international corporate and regulatory matters with significant transactional experience advising on M&A transactions for public and private companies, including takeovers, tender offers and squeeze outs, amalgamations, mergers, and schemes of arrangement.

Natalie also advises on private equity investments, debt and equity capital markets transactions, banking and finance matters and has a wide depth of knowledge with respect to complex restructuring projects involving Bermuda companies, LLCs and partnerships, including redomiciliations. She also advises companies and directors in respect of corporate governance and regulatory matters, including directors' fiduciary duties and responsibilities.

Natalie advises a wide range of clients with respect to digital asset legal and regulatory framework, including the establishment, licensing and ongoing compliance obligations of digital asset businesses.

 

*The title of "partner" is used to refer to an employee of Walkers (Bermuda) Limited with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Natalie has practised law in Bermuda since 2006 and was the head of the corporate department of another offshore law firm in Bermuda before joining Walkers in 2018. Prior to relocating to Bermuda, Natalie worked in the private equity and M&A group of DLA Piper in the UK from 1999 to 2006.

Admitted in:
Bermuda
England & Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
Institute of Directors - Certificate in Company Direction
Diploma in Legal Practice - Nottingham Law School, England
Law LLB (Hons) - De Montford University, Leicester, England

2022 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance - "She has provided excellent service." "She is very good at getting to the heart of an issue and finding a commercial solution."

2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Corporate & Commercial - '…has substantial expertise in take privates, takeovers, tender offers and squeeze-outs, amalgamations, mergers, and schemes of arrangement, particularly in relation to insurance and other regulated entities.'

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended - Regulatory & Compliance - 'Natalie Neto… has been instrumental in the development of Bermuda’s digital assets legislation.'

2021 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Fintech - 'Natalie Neto is lauded for being “very active in the fintech space” with strong experience advising “many key clients” in the space.'

2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance - "An expert in Bermuda tax and corporate law who does a great job of explaining constantly changing legal guidance and making proactive efforts to keep us informed and address all of our questions and concerns."

2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets - ‘The Walkers team (particularly Natalie Neto, Sarah Demerling, and Rachel Nightingale) are responsive, creative, flexible, and smart. They are very connected within the Bermuda legal and business community, getting us meetings and audiences on very short notice when needed. They also handled a sensitive and challenging issue smoothly. I cannot say enough good things about that.’

2021 Legal 500 - Recommended - Corporate & Commercial 

2021 Legal 500 - Recommended - Regulatory & Compliance

2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance - "She is very easy to understand and she gets the work done."

2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Corporate & Commercial

2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Rising Star

2019 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance - "Natalie has a strong reputation among peers, who say she is a "very bright, intelligent and sharp lawyer who's interested in developing the jurisdiction." One source added that Neto is someone they "have a lot of respect for."

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial 

2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2018 Chambers & Partners - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance - “Natalie Neto is well regarded by her peers for her ‘good legal mind’. She is also noted for her broad range of experience, which covers IPOs, joint ventures and project finance transactions, among other matters.”

2018 Legal 500 - “Name to note”

2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star 

2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2013 - 2017 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner - Corporate & Finance 

 

Recent Publications:

Bermuda Legislative Update – IFC Review September 2017
Bermuda Corporate Governance – International Comparative Legal Guide 2017
Bermuda Private Equity - International Comparative Legal Guide 2017

Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Regulatory Subcommittee – Institute of Directors, Bermuda Branch

Member of the Legal Focus Group of the Bermuda Business Development Committee (focused on legislative reform)

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