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.
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 IslandsCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications: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 Winner2014 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 Islands2012 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
"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."