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.
Rolf Lindsay joined Walkers in 2005 and is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds Group. His practice focuses primarily on private equity funds and their activities, and encompasses the structuring of fund sponsor vehicles, the formation of alternative investment funds and the consummation of transactions undertaken by them.Rolf has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients in relation to the structuring, formation and management of general partners and the alternative investment funds controlled by them. A significant part of his practice involves advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings of securities, secured financing facilities and derivative products, both within the private equity context and more broadly. Rolf also leads regular seminars in relation to the legal and practical issues affecting alternative investment fund formation and Cayman corporate and transactional matters.
Prior to joining Walkers Rolf spent some time in the derivatives team of JPMorgan, before joining the Commercial Department of Slaughter and May where he advised investment banks and corporate clients on private equity investments, structured finance transactions, securitisations, derivative products, public and private mergers and acquisitions, bespoke lending arrangements, joint ventures and other corporate and financial matters.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)South Africa (not practising)Qualifications:LLB, University of Natal, South AfricaBA in Politics and Literature, University of Natal, South Africa
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Investment Funds
2020 IFLR 1000 - Market Leader
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Investment Funds - "Rolf Lindsay, who 'provides commercial and practical advice and is very responsive'"
2019 IFLR 1000 - Market Leader
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Rolf Lindsay is described as "a luminary in the field and a go-to person if you need serious strategic advice on Cayman issues." "He is a very, very bright man and has some very well-established relationships with big private equity firms."
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
2018 IFLR 1000 - Market Leader
2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Rolf Lindsay is a hugely experienced practitioner recognised as having 'been in this space a long time' and possessing a 'depth of knowledge that is pretty impressive'."
2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "His judgement is outstanding. He's very experienced, ensures the deal runs smoothly and is always an authoritative, commercial and intelligent person to deal with."2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) 2016 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers 2016 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer 2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. Rolf Lindsay is well recognised for his robust private equity practice and represents an enviable portfolio of clients. One source enthused: "He's terrific."2015 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - Highly recommended for Corporate and commercial and Investment Funds. Rolf Lindsay 'combines terrific technical legal skills with outstanding commercial judgment'. 2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers - Top Ten Offshore Lawyer - "Rolf is well-known by peers for his 'technical prowess and international outlook'." 2014 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - "Rolf Lindsay is ‘smart, efficient and practical’." 2010-2013 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2012 Legal 500 - "'Leading light' Rolf Lindsay is 'recommended for his international awareness and knowledge'." IFLR 1000, 2012 Edition - Leading Cayman Islands Lawyer
Rolf is a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands.
"Rolf is well-known by peers for his 'technical prowess and international outlook'."
"His judgement is outstanding. He's very experienced, ensures the deal runs smoothly and is always an authoritative, commercial and intelligent person to deal with."