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.
Leanne Wallser is a Group Partner* in the Walkers’ Investment Funds and Corporate Group and is based in the Jersey office, where she advises on all aspects of Jersey funds law, including the launch of Jersey expert and private funds.
Leanne has extensive experience representing investment fund managers, financial institutions and sponsors in relation to the structuring, establishment, operation and termination of a wide range of investment funds, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, tech and impact funds. In addition to her funds work, Leanne advises on a range of corporate matters, including property financing and restructuring work.
She is a member of the Jersey Finance Sustainable Finanance Community of Interest Group, and a founding member of the Walkers ESG/Impact Investing Working Group.
*not admitted in Jersey and not a member of Walkers (Jersey) LLP
Prior to joining Walkers, Leanne worked in the Jersey, London and Hong Kong offices of another leading offshore law firm from 2003 to 2019. As part of her previous role, she was seconded to act as General Counsel for the firm’s administration business where she assisted with the establishment of its UK business.
Admitted In:England & Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:LLM – Master of Laws in Professional Legal Skills – Distinction Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills – Very Competent Bachelor of Science, Law and Psychology, University of the West of England, UK
2023 Chambers UK - Funds - Up and Coming
Legal 500 2022 - Corporate & Commercial - "Strong funds lawyer, knows her craft inside/out – flexible, responsive and reliable."
2022 IFLR1000 Women Leaders
2021 Legal 500 - Investment Funds - Recommended Lawyer - "Retained by an impressive client roster of international private equity managers."
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded - Investment Funds
2020 Legal 500 - Investment Funds - Recommended Lawyer
2020 Legal 500 - Corporate and Commercial - Recommended Lawyer
2020 Powerwomen Awards - Silver Award in Career Initiative Award category
2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2019 Nominated for the Lawyer in Monthly “Women in Law” Awards
2018, 2017 and 2016 - IFLR 1000 - Rising Star
2016 and 2015 - Nominated for the Lawyer Monthly “Women in Law” Awards
Member of Jersey Finance Socially Responsible Investment Working GroupThe Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
"Leanne Wallser is a standout Jersey funds lawyer. She is focused on the best advice for her clients, coupled with an approachable, pragmatic attitude. It is so refreshing."