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.
Nic Swartz is a director at Walkers Professional Services in the Cayman Islands where he is the head of the Fiduciary team.
Nic acts as director on several structured finance special purpose vehicles and his experience includes a portfolio of funds, asset finance and structured finance vehicles, including BSL and middle market CLOs, CRE CLOs, TRS vehicles, risk retention financing vehicles, green bond and PACE Issuers, and various bespoke structures. He meets regularly with asset managers, banks, counsel and trustees to help clients navigate the everchanging regulatory environment.
Nic is well-versed in Cayman Islands Companies Law and corporate governance regulations.
Nic has 15 years' financial services experience in the Cayman Islands comprising both fund administration and fiduciary services. Prior to joining Walkers, he headed up the capital markets team at another global fiduciary and administration services provider and acted as director on a diverse portfolio of structured finance vehicles and funds.
Nic has also worked as a senior manager at a global fund administrator where he led a team specialising in private equity fund administration and served on the boards of various private equity funds. In addition to his fiduciary experience, Nic’s background as an audit manager at Moore Stephens Cape Town provided experience in various industries including media, retail, property and manufacturing, while performing business valuations, due diligence engagements, group restructures, liquidations and tax consultation.
Qualifications:Accredited Director with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)Chartered Accountant (South Africa)Bachelor of Accounting Degree, University of Stellenbosch in South AfricaHonours Degree in Accounting, University of South Africa
Nic is a member of the Cayman Islands Directorship Association (CIDA) and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA). He is also a CIMA registered director.
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