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.
Advocate Adam Cole is a partner in Walkers' Guernsey Insolvency & Dispute Resolution team, with wide commercial litigation experience and a particular interest in contentious insolvency matters, regulatory enforcement referrals and trust disputes.
He has been practising for over a decade and has been admitted in Guernsey since 2014. Prior to that Adam worked with a major international firm in London, specialising in insurance-related litigation.
Adam is a member of the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES) and was awarded a Distinction for the STEP Advanced Certificate in International Trusts Disputes.
He has been consistently recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Prior to joining Walkers in January 2019, Adam was a Partner at another offshore law firm in Guernsey. Prior to moving offshore, he trained and worked in the insurance and reinsurance litigation department of CMS Cameron McKenna in London, also spending time on secondment to a major global insurance underwriter.
England & Wales (not practising)
2022 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - ""Adam is responsive, efficient, clear and focused. His strengths are his clarity, responsiveness and determination." "He is analytical, knowledgeable, committed and accessible."
2021 Legal 500 UK - "Commercial, experienced and very knowledgeable. Also a thoroughly nice guy and very easy to get along with."
2021 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - "He has an excellent grasp of tactics and is very strategic."
2020 Legal 500 UK -"Adam Cole is an empathetic, highly articulate and commercially aware professional who is an absolute titan when it comes to representing his client’s position. A great guy to have in your corner."
2019 Legal 500 UK - Next Generation Partner - "an exceptional lawyer", "destined for great things"
2019 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - “His greatest strengths are that he cares about his clients. He’s understanding and he works with his clients to best understand their situation and provide the best service possible".
2018 Legal 500 UK - Next Generation Lawyer
2018 Chambers Global - “extremely polite, genuine and hard-working”; a “pleasure to work with”, “commercial and pragmatic approach”.
2018 Chambers UK - Associate to Watch
2017 Chambers UK - Associate to Watch - "a broad level of experience in commercial dispute work, with particular expertise in contentious trust matters", ability to "bring a calm and independent view to situations", "clients really like him and respect his advice".
2016 Legal 500 UK - "Professional and friendly."
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
"He is analytical, knowledgeable, committed and accessible."
Chambers & Partners