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.
Nick Dunne joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2008 where he is a partner in the firm's Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group.
His practice focuses on major and complex international and cross-border commercial disputes and arbitrations with a particular interest in fraud and asset recovery. Nick frequently appears before the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, and has experience of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
He also heads the Cayman Islands Employment group, with significant practical experience dealing with both contentious and non-contentious labour and licensing matters.
Before joining Walkers, Nick was a barrister in private practice, appearing frequently in both the criminal and civil courts.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:MA, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UKMPhil, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK
2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "He is very much someone who is deeply respected in terms of his capabilities and understanding of the law. He comes across as highly credible."
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Asset Recovery - 'Nick Dunne earns acclaim for his considerable expertise in cross-border litigation covering fraud and asset recovery matters.'
2021 Chambers and Partners - Up & Coming - Dispute Resolution - "Nick is very experienced in Cayman and knows the system very well. He is great to work with and is a very sensible and measured practitioner," commented one interviewee.
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency
2021 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2020 Chambers and Partners - Up & Coming - 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'
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'."
2012-2020 Who's Who Legal - Asset Recovery- "Nick Dunne is held in high esteem by respondents thanks to his top-tier international and domestic fraud and asset recovery practice"
Nick is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chairman of the Cayman Islands Conditional Release Board
"The effective and creative Nick Dunne provides valuable input on the Cayman elements of complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes"
"Very experienced in Cayman and knows the system very well. He is great to work with and is a very sensible and measured practitioner."