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.
Helena Lavin is a Senior Associate in Walkers' Guernsey Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group, specialising in contentious insolvency and trust matters.
She has been practising in Guernsey for around seven years – prior to that she worked in the Middle East, and with law firms in England, and also worked as in-house counsel.
Helena has broad expertise acting for and advising predominantly international clients in disputes often with a multi-jurisdictional element, and is a member of ARIES and INSOL International.
Having a particular interest in contentious insolvency and trust matters, her cases have involved acting for trustees, beneficiaries and other parties to trusts in seeking disclosure from trustees, obtaining injunctive relief pertaining to trust assets, applications to vary trusts and challenged Beddoe applications.
She also has extensive experience acting for directors, shareholders and other stakeholders in a wide range of disputes covering breach of fiduciary duties, professional negligence, enforcement of judgments and contested winding up proceedings.
Prior to joining Walkers, Helena worked for six years in a top tier dispute resolution department of another offshore firm in Guernsey.
She spent just over a year working as a litigator in the UAE and has experience in both in private practice and in an in-house role – she has been admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales since 2008.
Admitted In: England and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:LPC, BPP Law School, London, UKPgDL, BPP Law School, London, UK BA (Hons) English, University of Liverpool, UK
2020 Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution - Recognised Lawyer
Citiwealth Future Leaders Awards 2018, Lawyer of the Year IFC Senior Associate - shortlisted
Citiwealth Leaders List
Law Society of England and Wales Guernsey International Legal AssociationAssociation of Reconstruction and Insolvency ExpertsINSOL International