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.
Damien Barnaville is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is Of Counsel in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Practice Group.Damien has practised as a financial services lawyer in Dublin for many years and during that time has acted for a broad range of funds, fund sponsors, management companies and fund service providers. He has a particular focus on advising in relation to the establishment, authorisation, distribution and operation of all types of Irish investment funds including UCITS and AIFs. Damien also advises asset managers, depositaries and fund administrators on their day to day regulatory obligations in Ireland.
Immediately prior to joining Walkers, Damien was EU Legal Director for US broker dealer, Charles Schwab. In that role, he advised on various EU fund and asset management related issues arising for the business. Prior to this, Damien spent 12 years working in the Financial Services Department of a well-established Dublin based law firm, serving as Partner in that firm for four of those years.
Admitted In:IrelandQualifications:Bachelor of Law and Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, IrelandSolicitor, Law Society of Ireland
Damien is a member of various Irish funds industry working groups and has also lectured on the Law Society of Ireland's Finance Law Diploma programme.