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.
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.
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Trusts & Private Client
"David Pytches' return to the team strengthens an already very strong group"
Chambers High Net Worth 2019 ("He is very reliable, pleasant and easy to work with," , "He is someone you can do business with. He is very practical and approachable") 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.
"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"