Ashley Gunning

Ashley Gunning


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Ashley Gunning is a partner in Walkers' Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups based in the firm's Cayman Islands office. He specialises in the formation and operation of hedge funds and private equity funds, and all aspects of corporate work, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions and has over 20 years of experience in offshore and international transactions.

Ashley qualified into the investment funds team at Norton Rose in London and in 1999 moved to their Singapore office where his area of practice included cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investment.

In 2004, Ashley joined Walkers in the British Virgin Islands before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2006. He then set up the Singapore office in 2009 before returning to the Cayman Islands office in 2012.​

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

First Class Law Degree, TVU London Distinction in LPC, College of Law, London


2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Investment Funds) - Sources praise his "responsive and thorough" support on issues.

2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Investment Funds

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "He has been doing fund work for a number of years. He has a lot of experience." He is further praised for being "a really smart and shrewd lawyer."

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial (BVI)

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Ashley Gunning is noted by sources for the 'quality of his advice and the attention to detail in terms of client service.' Sources add: 'You feel very comfortable and confident when he's working with you'."

2017 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds Formation

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer​

2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Ashley Gunning provides clients with 'practical, business-oriented advice,' and is commended for his 'very practical business sense'."

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)

2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner.

2015 Client Choice Awards – Cayman Islands Winner

2014 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)

2013 Chambers Global Guide - "Ashley Gunning returns to the Cayman Islands after relocating to set up the firm's Singapore office in 2009. He specialises in investment funds and is also extremely experienced in handling cross-border transactions."

2013 Chambers Global Guide - Recommended Lawyer: Band 2 – Cayman Islands

2012 Chambers Asia-Pacific - Clients note that "he is responsive, provides practical advice with deep knowledge, anticipates problems and is proactive in thinking about solutions" with others adding that "he is a good one-stop shop for Cayman Islands and BVI advice."

2010-2012 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers​