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 works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
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.
David Pytches is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where he is a Partner in the Global Wealth Structuring Group.
David advises institutional trustees and private clients on all aspects of Cayman and BVI wealth structuring, including the formation, administration and restructuring of trusts and foundations, charitable and philanthropic ventures, and wills and succession planning. He advises trustees on the exercise of their powers and assists them when taking difficult decisions.
David is also a member of Walkers' multi-disciplinary Private Capital Group which provides a range of services to family offices.
Prior to re-joining Walkers in 2018, David led the Private Client and Trusts practice at Appleby in the Isle of Man; before that he was in-house counsel to Standard Bank's Wealth and Investment Group in Jersey and, prior to that, head of trusts at Conyers Dill & Pearman in the Cayman Islands. David worked at Walkers previously, between 2005 and 2008, with stints in Cayman and Jersey.
Citywealth Leaders List 2017, 2018 ("an impressive trusts lawyer. He is responsible, technically able and pleasant to work with. He understands the needs of clients, and also the external law firms that retain him. His legal skills are complemented by his pragmatic approach.”)Legal 500 2017, 2018 – Leading Individual ("very pragmatic and sensible")Chambers High Net Worth 2018 ("very easy to work with and comes up with strong solutions", "transactions go seamlessly")
David has been a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 2003 and is a former council member of STEP's Cayman Islands branch.