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.
Rob Jackson is a partner in Walkers’ Global Finance and Corporate Groups and advises on a broad range of finance and corporate transactions involving Cayman Islands companies and partnerships. In the finance arena he acts for lenders, borrowers and sponsors on project finance transactions, hedge fund and private equity financings, secured cross-border transactions and financial restructurings. Rob's finance clients include leading international banks and financial institutions, asset management firms and private equity houses as well as leading onshore law firms.In relation to corporate transactions Rob regularly advises major public and private companies on share acquisitions and disposals, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, IPOs and secondary public offerings, corporate note/bond issues and corporate restructurings including statutory mergers, schemes of arrangement and takeovers, across a wide range of industry sectors. He has extensive experience in advising on the formation and structuring of Cayman Islands private equity vehicles and related downstream transactions.Rob heads up the Cayman Islands regulatory team which works with international corporations and banks to establish regulated entities in the Cayman Islands with a special emphasis on the registration of category B licensed banks and the regulatory implications of bank mergers acquisitions and reorganisations. He also leads the finance practise of the Global Latin America Group and is a member of the Steering Committee which drives the firm's strategy in relation to Latin America.
Rob worked for Barclays Bank PLC in various capacities for seven years in which time he achieved Associate Chartered Institute of Banker status. After reading law at Bristol University, Rob qualified as an English Solicitor with Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP). Having practised as a banking and commercial litigator for over three years, Rob joined the acquisition finance team at Lovells in London (now Hogan Lovells) where he specialised in secured cross-border leveraged finance transactions, hedge fund and private equity financings, and projects work. Rob was admitted as an Attorney at Law in the Cayman Islands and joined Walkers at the end of 2005 where he has continued to act on high value, high profile cross-border transactions.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:LLB (with honours), Bristol UniversityAssociate Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB)
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "Rob Jackson "provides an extremely client-focused service, and co-ordinates seamlessly with leading international firms on cross-border deals."
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets - "Rob Jackson 'provides an extremely client-focused service and dovetails seamlessly with leading UK firms on cross-border deals'"
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner. "He is very smart and really knows his stuff, in addition to having plenty of experience in complex cross-border deals."
2018 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Corporate & Commercial - "Rob Jackson ‘has excellent experience and is good at meeting deadlines’."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner. "He's [Rob is] very good at knowing what one needs from Cayman counsel and how to dovetail without duplicating the work of the UK lawyers on the deal."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner. "Rob Jackson 'anticipates what the issues will be and has a solution at the ready before they morph into problems'."2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial2016 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star 2016 Rob is co-author of the Cayman Islands chapter on Loan & Secured Financing - Global Legal Insights, 1st edition. 2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner. Rob is singled out by clients as "a good, level-headed lawyer who is able to balance and navigate what is required under Cayman law, and also has a business-savvy approach."
2015 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial 2015 Rob is co-author of the Cayman Islands chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions - Global Legal Insights, 4th edition. 2015 Rob is co-author of the Cayman Islands chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions – Getting The Deal Through, 16th edition. 2014 Chambers Global - "Sources say: 'His enthusiasm is great, his responsiveness is extremely helpful and he is among the best to address finance-related issues'." 2014 Legal 500 - "Rob Jackson is an ‘excellent practitioner’." Rob is co-author of the Cayman Islands chapter of Mergers & Acquisitions - Global Legal Insights, 2nd edition."
"a good, level-headed lawyer who is able to balance and navigate what is required under Cayman law, and also has a business-savvy approach."