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.
Mark Cummings is a Partner in the Global Corporate and Investment Funds Groups of Walkers' Hong Kong office. Mark joined the Hong Kong office of Walkers in September 2013 and specialises in corporate work with an emphasis on advising private equity and investment funds and managers on a broad range of legal issues, including fund formation and structuring, acquisitions and disposals, regulatory and governance matters, restructuring and the winding up and termination of funds. In addition to his funds practice, Mark also advises in relation to all aspects of corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, the formation and operations of special purpose investment vehicles, including LLCs and segregated portfolio companies, and public and private offerings of debt and equity involving Cayman Islands and BVI structures.
Prior to joining Walkers, Mark worked for another leading offshore firm in Hong Kong and prior to that he acted as a funds and corporate law specialist in a law firm in the Cayman Islands and for a global law firm in Ireland as well as in the London corporate teams of Bird & Bird and CMS Cameron McKenna.
Admitted In: Cayman IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsIreland Bermuda (not practising)England & Wales (not practising)New York (not practising)Northern Ireland (not practising)
Qualifications:Upper second class Law Degree, Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandProfessional Legal Studies, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland
2019 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recomended Lawyer - "The 'very professional' Mark Cummings, who excels at handling corporate and fund formation work for private equity sponsors and hedge funds"
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)