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.
Nick Dunne joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2008 where he is a partner in the firm's Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. He deals with a wide range of major local, international and cross-border commercial disputes and arbitrations, with a particular interest in fraud and asset recovery. He is described in the 2017 edition of The International Who's Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers as "superb…particularly adept at handling multijurisdictional disputes" and frequently appears in cases before both the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, with experience of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.Nick is also a member of the Employment and Regulatory groups, with significant practical experience of labour issues and Cayman Islands licencing requirements in the financial services, aviation and technology sectors, in addition to judicial review of administrative action in these fields. Nick takes an active role in the process of legislative review and sits on a number of local statutory tribunals and boards.Reported Cases:Talent Business Investment Ltd v China Yinmore Sugar Co Ltd  2 CILR 113Classroom Investments Inc v China Hospitals Inc  1 CILR 451GlobeOp Financial Services LLC v Titan Capital Group  1 CILR 412Crawford Adjusters v Sagicor General Insurance  UKPC 17Origami Partners III LP v Pursuit Capital Partners  (2) CILR 191Braga v Equity Trust Company (Cayman) Limited  1 CILR 402Archer v UBS  CILR 534
Nick was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2001 and was a barrister in private practice, appearing frequently in both the criminal and civil courts, until he relocated to the Cayman Islands.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:MA, St. Catherine's College, OxfordMPhil, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
2020 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "Sources say he is "a good guy" and "an excellent lawyer to work with."
2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Dispute Resolution - "The effective and creative Nick Dunne provides valuable input on the Cayman elements of complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes"
2019 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leaders - GIR
2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Asset Recovery
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is 'widely regarded as one of the best domestic Cayman advocates', and, with 'a commitment to clients that is second to none'"
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is ‘a very thoughtful and careful attorney with great analytical skills and a real feel for a case’."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is very bright, calm and hardworking'."
2012-2017 Who's Who Legal - Asset Recovery
Member of the Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsRegional representative, IBA Business Crime Committee
"The effective and creative Nick Dunne provides valuable input on the Cayman elements of complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes"