Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). 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 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.
Oliver Bell joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2018 and is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group. Oliver advises on all aspects of investment funds law, including pre-formation strategy, organisational structure, regulatory compliance, document preparation and transactional activities for private equity funds and hedge funds. Oliver has significant experience in advising on the establishment of digital asset (cryptocurrency) funds and the structuring of blockchain projects (principally, initial coin offerings or ICOs).
Prior to joining Walkers, Oliver was a partner in the Investment Funds and Regulatory Team of another large offshore law firm in both the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Prior to moving offshore, Oliver worked in the Corporate Department of Olswang LLP (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP).
Admitted in:British Virgin IslandsSupreme Court of England and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Legal Practice Course, The College of LawGraduate Diploma in Law, The College of LawBachelor of Arts (2:1) in Economics, University of Durham (Hatfield College)
2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) Up and Coming - "Clients view him as "a great attorney" with a "good understanding of hedge funds." Another commentator added that he is "very knowledgeable, easy to work with and very up to date on the legal changes."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) Up and Coming
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 IFLR 1000 – Highly Regarded
2018 Chambers and Partners – Up and Coming
Legal 500 – "very diligent, very thoughtful lawyer" and "very pleasant to deal with and someone to look out for"