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.
Rajah Abusrewil advises local and international fiduciaries, family offices and UHNWIs on all aspects of wealth structuring, specialising in matters of Guernsey, Jersey and Bermuda law. Rajah has extensive experience both in private practice and in-house, and has worked in London, Bermuda, Cayman, and Guernsey, with more than seventeen years' experience.She has carved a niche as a leader in the field who specialises in advising international families and family offices on the establishment, administration and termination of trusts, foundations, family offices and related structures, including risk review and mitigation for cross-border structures.Rajah also advises on the regulatory requirements of the financial services regulators in both Guernsey and Jersey. Taking a lead in Walkers' international family office offering, Rajah regularly works with clients to create bespoke tailored solutions for their family requirements. She also focuses international business development in the Middle East region and Switzerland, coordinating with colleagues from our multiple offices.Rajah is also a member of the Guernsey STEP committee, the Guernsey Finance Family Office Steering Committee and the Guernsey Association of Trustees & Guernsey Finance Liaison Committee, and is requested regularly to speak in London, Bermuda and the Middle East.
*not admitted in Guernsey or Jersey and not a member of Walkers (Guernsey) LLP or Walkers (Jersey) LLP
Prior to joining Walkers in 2019 Rajah was a Partner in a Guernsey law firm, having also previously been a multi-jurisdictional in-house counsel for an international trust company in their Cayman Islands office, and practiced as a Barrister & Attorney in Bermuda.She qualified in Bermuda in 2009 and as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2005.
Admitted In:Law Society of England & WalesBermuda Bar AssociationQualifications:Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - TEPLPC – College of Law, York, UKPgDL – College of Law, York, UKBA Hons Classical Civilisations, University of Leeds, UK
2022 - Legal 500 - "Rajah Abusrewil is hugely knowledgeable and dynamic."
2022 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - "provides sound advice and is practical. She is very popular among clients and is an excellent trusts lawyer."
Chambers 2022 - Band 2 "She's clearly an expert in her field, she really knows trust law well and she has good connections." "She has always delivered quality work and understands the task at hand. She is also very good with time management and is able to meet urgent deadlines."
2021 Legal 500 - Private Client, Trusts and Tax - Recognised Lawyer - "An excellent private client lawyer, helping us to navigate an array of complex trust matters of the past 12 months. She is very well respected in Guernsey and clearly has a growing reputation in the Middle East."
Chambers 2021 - Band 3 "She is smart and provides a very good client service."
2020 Legal 500 - Private Client, Trusts and Tax - Recognised Lawyer
Chambers HNW Guide 2020 – Band 3
"Very good reputation." A private client adviser reports: "Technically, she is very good, very personable and good with clients."
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner
Chambers HNW Guide 2019 – Ranked Lawyer"Market sources describe her as "solid and reliable" and note that "her drafting is very good"."
2019 - Chambers HNW, Chambers UK, Chambers Global
Citywealth Leaders List – 7 votes and 5* rated
STEP – Full Member
STEP – Guernsey Branch Committee Member
The Chancery Bar Association (Overseas Member)
Guernsey International Legal Association (GILA)
Law Society of England & Wales
Bermuda Bar Association
"An excellent private client lawyer, helping us to navigate an array of complex trust matters of the past 12 months. She is very well respected in Guernsey and clearly has a growing reputation in the Middle East."