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.
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, including in relation to investment funds, 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.
Chris spent six years working with another leading offshore law firm in Guernsey before joining Walkers' Guernsey office in January 2021.Prior to that he spent a combined 12 years working in the London offices of two leading US law firms, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, spending a year in the New York office of the latter.
Admitted in:Guernsey – 2020England & Wales – 2001
Legal 500 2022 - "I have dealt with most of the top tier, and magic circle law firms in London. I have also dealt with smaller boutique firms across the UK, her territories and those in the EU. I would say that the personable attitude of Walkers really stands out. They are human: they are very approachable, pragmatic and get the job done. Very well. I would also say that their re-assurance, guidance, and advice is well delivered and very comprehensive. It gives clarity, when it matters. Because it matters. I would, in particular say that my personal dealings with Chris Hutley-Hurst have been a real pleasure. I enjoy working with him, and his wider team."
‘" have had the pleasure of working with Chris Hutley-Hurst, who has been very proactive and helpful to some of my clients who are considering establishing fund structures in Guernsey, either to list in London or on the International Stock Exchange. Chris is very clear and commercial in his advice and clients have been impressed with how proactive he is to achieve their aims."
Legall 500 - 2022