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.
Tim Ludford-Thomas is based in Walkers’ Cayman Islands office where he is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds Group.Tim has extensive experience in both open and closed-ended investment structures and has advised some of the world’s leading asset managers. He specialises in fund formations, seed capital arrangements, downstream investments, co-investments, alternative investment vehicles, parallel funds, acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, pooling arrangements, fund governance and joint ventures. He also advises on the registration of mutual funds and their ongoing regulatory compliance.Tim is a part of the FinTech team at Walkers and advises FinTech businesses on projects associated with blockchain, digital assets and a range of related activities, including the establishment of cryptocurrency funds.
Prior to joining Walkers, Tim was a member of the Corporate Department at Slaughter and May where he advised extensively on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, supply and distribution arrangements, investment funds and private equity transactions involving limited partnerships.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science, UKCommendation in Legal Practice Course, College of Law, UK
2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Investment Funds - "He is incredibly responsive and on top of developments."
2022 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Private Funds - Formation
2021 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Investment Funds - "an exceptional lawyer"
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Private Funds - Formation
2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Private Funds - Formation 2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner - Investment Funds - "A client reported that he "is a seasoned lawyer and provides excellent advice that is consistent with current law and practices, but also informed by his long experience in Cayman."2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds - "Tim Ludford-Thomas' advice 'goes well beyond the black-letter law'; he is 'incredibly practical with his approach'"2019 Who's Who Legal - Recommended Lawyer - Private Funds 2018 Who's Who Legal - Recommended Lawyer - Private Funds2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers2016 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers2015 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers2013 Chambers Global Guide - "Tim Ludford-Thomas has been making waves in the investment funds market. Clients say: 'He has a good knowledge of the law, great work ethic, meets deadlines and turns things around when we need them'."2013 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
Tim is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.
"an exceptional lawyer"
'Tim's advice goes well beyond the black-letter law; he is incredibly practical with his approach'
'He is a seasoned lawyer and provides excellent advice that is consistent with current law and practices, but also informed by his long experience in Cayman.'
Global Managing Partner
British Virgin Islands