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.
Jacobus Pietersen acts as a director on SPVs involved in asset and structured finance transactions. He has a background in accounting and finance and specialises in aircraft and other asset finance transactions where he works with a range of financial institutions, export credit agencies, leasing companies, manufacturers and operators.
He is a member of the fintech practice where he works closely with Cayman Foundation Companies in the fintech and blockchain space. In addition, he is part of the Walkers Professional Services share trustee practice where he specialises in various charitable and STAR trust structures.
Jacobus has extensive experience in the offshore alternative investments industry and prior to joining Walkers in 2019 he worked for two of the world's largest banks as well as a Big 4 audit firm.
Qualifications:CA(SA) - Chartered Accountant, South African Institute of Chartered AccountantsAcc. Dir – Accredited Director, The Chartered Governance Institute of CanadaB. Com Accounting (Hons), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jacobus is a member of the Cayman Islands Directorship Association (CIDA) and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA).