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.
Gareth Murphy is a counsel in the Insolvency, Restructuring & Dispute Resolution Group. He has significant experience in commercial disputes, particularly high-value cross-border shareholder disputes and disputes arising from insolvency and restructuring.He is qualified in three jurisdictions and has advised on matters before the Cayman Islands Grand Court's specialist Financial Services Division and the Commercial Court in the BVI. He has also advised on offshore aspects of arbitrations relating to procedural issues and interim measures to be taken in the Cayman Islands and in the BVI. Gareth has particular experience advising on shareholder remedies including unfair prejudice and derivative claims. Gareth has acted extensively for banks and financial institutions in debt recovery and enforcement cases and has advised bank-appointed receivers in the defence of fraud and negligence claims. He has also advised on a range of interlocutory injunctive applications including springboard injunctions and freezing orders.Gareth has considerable experience advising on corporate governance and contentious procedural matters relating to the requisition and convening of company meetings of privately owned and listed offshore companies with a particular focus on the appointment and removal of directors and officers.
Gareth was based in Walkers' Hong Kong office for two years before he transferred to Singapore. Prior to joining Walkers in 2020, he practised as a dispute resolution lawyer in an offshore law firm in Hong Kong. He was also previously a commercial litigation associate in the dispute resolution department of a top commercial law firm in Ireland and an in-house senior counsel in a global Fintech company headquartered in Dublin.
Admitted In:Bermuda, Registered AssociateBritish Virgin IslandsIreland (not practising)England and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Civil Law, University College DublinDiploma in Applied Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
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