Chris Hutley-Hurst is a Partner in Walkers' Investment Funds & Corporate Practice Group in Guernsey.
Chris is a Guernsey Advocate with more than 20 years' experience in private practice in Guernsey, London and New York, specialising in investment funds, corporate matters, tax law and financial services regulation.
Chris advises on all aspects of investment fund and corporate transactions, including private equity fund formation, listed fund formation, capital markets transactions, acquisitions, disposals and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Having worked as a tax lawyer whilst practising onshore, Chris has a unique experience in a broad range of international tax matters, and frequently advises on Guernsey tax, economic substance requirements, FATCA, the OECD Common Reporting Standard, the OECD Country-by-Country Reporting Regime and OECD initiatives.
He also advises on all aspects of regulatory matters in Guernsey, covering financial services (including the licensing regimes under the Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022), data protection and GDPR, beneficial ownership, anti-money laundering, FinTech and virtual assets.
Chris is ranked as a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 for Investment Funds work, and is also recognised for Corporate and M&A work.