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.
Robert joined Walkers in 2013 having spent six years in the British Virgin Islands practising as a barrister, and is a partner in the firm's Global Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. He specialises in contentious corporate, commercial and trusts disputes and contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters, including schemes and of arrangement, shareholder disputes, regulatory disputes and applications for urgent injunctive relief.Robert regularly advises insolvency practitioners, law firms, directors, companies, creditors, debtors, shareholders, beneficiaries, hedge funds, banks and trustees on all issues arising out of formal insolvency procedures, restructurings and commercial, corporate, trusts and insolvency disputes.Robert is recognised as a thought leader in the field of asset tracing in the International Who's Who of Restructuring and Insolvency and is also one of the leading offshore lawyers in his field. He has been recognised in both the International Who's Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers since 2013.
Robert is registered as a registered lawyer by the Singapore International Commercial Court.
Admitted In:England and Wales (1999) – Barrister-at-law (not practising)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Zoology, University of LondonMaster of Laws Degree in International Law, University of London
Bar Association of England and WalesBar Association of the British Virgin IslandsINSOL InternationalRestructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) – former directorThe Honourable Society of the Middle TempleChancery Bar Association – overseas memberSingapore Academy of LawSingapore International Commercial Court - registered lawyerTurnaround Management AssociationMember of the BVI Arbitration Group
"Robert Foote is recognised by the market as a 'very capable and skilled' corporate and insolvency litigator. He has a wealth of experience in acting in BVI courts, and has an in-depth knowledge of the jurisdiction."