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.
Tara Rivers is a senior executive and director at Walkers Professional Services ("WPS"). She provides directorship services to structured and asset finance vehicles and plays a key role in driving commercial initiatives for WPS, bolstering the relationships with business partners and intermediaries both domestically and internationally. Tara is a lawyer qualified to practice in several jurisdictions by background. She has extensive experience structuring and executing domestic and cross-border structured bond/debt issuances, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, aircraft financing and securitisation transactions.
Tara served as a Cabinet Minister in the Cayman Islands Government for eight years prior to joining WPS, most recently serving as the Minister of Financial Services.
Before being appointed a Director at WPS, Tara served as the elected Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister in the Cayman Islands Government from 2013-2021. During her tenure as a parliamentarian and minister, Tara regularly engaged with UK, EU, regional and other Commonwealth parliamentarians, and with US Senators and members of the US House of Congress. She often led efforts to engage with local financial services industry, international policy makers in the US, UK, EU and Asia, and other local and international stakeholders on a number of key financial services matters. Prior to her political career, Tara practiced as a finance and corporate lawyer at a leading local law firm, and prior to that as a structured finance lawyer in the International Capital Markets – Securitisation Team at Allen & Overy LLP in London.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsNew York (not practising)Ontario, Canada (not practising)Qualifications:BA, Brandeis University, Boston, MA, USALLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, CanadaMBA, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
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