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.
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. Robert heads up the IDR department in Walkers' Singapore office. He specialises in contentious corporate, finance, funds, commercial and trusts disputes and contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters, including schemes and of arrangement, shareholder disputes, regulatory disputes, contentious trusts and probate disputes and applications for disclosure orders and 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:British Virgin IslandsEngland 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
Robert has written and contributed to numerous articles on British Virgin Islands' law and is the co-author of the British Virgin Islands' chapter of International Asset Tracing in Insolvency, published by Oxford University Press.
2021 Asian Legal Business – Top 15 Offshore Litigators
2013-2021 Who's Who Legal – Restructuring & Insolvency2014-2021 Who's Who Legal – Asset Recovery
2019 Who's Who Legal – Global Investigations Review (Thought Leader)
2015 Chambers Asia-Pacific – Ranked Lawyer – Band 1, Offshore: Dispute Resolution, Asia-Pacific Region – "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."2014 Who's Who Legal 100 – Asset Recovery and Insolvency & Restructuring - "Robert Foote joined the firm’s Singapore office in 2013 as senior counsel and is an 'excellent adviser' on insolvency, restructuring and asset recovery matters."2013 Who's Who Legal – Asset Recovery: "Robert Foote is the 'go-to' lawyer for urgent injunctive relief in Singapore."2013 Chambers & Partners Global – Robert Foote is a well-respected practitioner who "is brilliant, has great client management skills and attention to detail and keeps completely up to speed," according to sources.2012 Legal 500 Guide – "Inspires confidence"2012 Chambers Global Guide – "He is a solid and sensible lawyer and is very easy to work with"2011 Legal 500 Guide – "Has an excellent client manner"2011 Chambers Global Guide – "A conscientious and straight-shooting lawyer... proactive, responsive and sensible"2011-2012 PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook – Recommended British Virgin Islands lawyer
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 is an excellent lawyer, and a go-to for offshore disputes. He is highly hands-on, responsive and adept at distilling key issues in complex situations. His ability to formulate strategic and practical advice with high efficiency is a true gem"