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.
2022 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2022 Who's Who Legal: "James Gaden stands out as a top name in the region and regularly advises an array of financial institutions on fund financing and acquisitions." – Mainland China & Hong Kong 2022 (Private Funds)
2022 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong 2022 (Private Funds)
2022 Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of Top 50 Offshore Lawyers
2022 Chambers Global - Offshore - Notable Practitioner
2022 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Leading Individual - James Gaden is recommended for corporate and investment work; he advises private equity and hedge fund managers on fund formation, structuring, acquisitions and disposals.
2022 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - Recommended - "He knows the Japanese market better than any other Cayman lawyers."
2021 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star Partner
2021 Chambers Asia Pacific - Notable Practitioner -"James Gaden has extensive experience advising private equity and hedge fund managers on various fund formation, structuring and investment matters. He wins much acclaim from market sources, one noting: 'He is the complete package - he has excellent technical skills, superb client skills and is easy to work with. He knows the market very well and always finds good, practical solutions to the problems.' "
2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Leading Individual - "Appreciated for his 'responsiveness, experience and commerciality', James Gaden is...a key member of the funds team."
2020 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2020 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'James Gaden is praised by one client as an "extremely respected lawyer" with a "stellar reputation in the Japanese financial community." He has extensive experience of advising the investment funds industry on fund formation and structuring as well as investment work.'
2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific
2020 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds
2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – "Charismatic, articulate and efficient" James Gaden specialises in private equity and hedge fund formation matters.'
2018 Chambers Asia Pacific - "He frequently acts for major fund managers and private equity houses on formation and investment mandates."
2017 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'James Gaden advises on contentious and non-contentious investment fund matters as well as M&A transactions and fund financing mandates. He is establishing a reputation as a highly skilled Cayman Islands fund practitioner who is well regarded by clients and onshore investment fund practitioners.'2016 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'James Gaden is a private equity and investment fund specialist who comes recommended by clients, who describe him as "knowledgeable and user-friendly." He does major work for Hong Kong, PRC and Japan-based investment funds.'
"He knows the Japanese market better than any other Cayman lawyers"
"Stellar reuptation in the Japanese financial community"
"Charismatic, articulate and efficient"