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.
Natalie is a partner* in the Corporate, Finance, Funds & Insurance practice group at Walkers' Bermuda office.
Natalie 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.
Natalie also advises companies and directors in respect of corporate governance and regulatory matters, including directors' fiduciary duties and responsibilities.
Natalie advises FinTech clients and investors with respect to Bermuda's evolving ICO legislation and blockchain and digital asset framework, including the establishment, licensing and ongoing compliance obligations of digital asset businesses.
*The title of "partner" is used to refer to a consultant or employee of Walkers (Bermuda) Limited with equivalent standing and qualifications.
Admitted in:BermudaEngland & Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Institute of Directors - Certificate in Company DirectionDiploma in Legal Practice - Nottingham Law School, EnglandLaw LLB (Hons) - De Montford University, Leicester, England
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
Bermuda Legislative Update – IFC Review September 2017Bermuda Corporate Governance – International Comparative Legal Guide 2017Bermuda 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)
"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."
"She is very easy to understand and she gets the work done."