Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). 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 and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
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.
Recent transaction highlights include advising:
M&A / Fundraising
Prior to joining Walkers, Brendan worked in the corporate finance group of a top five law firm in Dublin. During this time he completed a secondment with one of Ireland's largest utility companies and later with a global insurance company where he managed the successful completion of several cross-border merger transactions.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)IrelandQualifications:BCL, University College DublinLLM (Commercial Law), University College London
2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (Commercial, Corporate and M&A) - ‘Brendan O’Brien is a real rising star. His all-round knowledge and commercial acumen are truly impressive.’
2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Highly Regarded
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - 'Excellent practitioner and adviser'
2019 IFLR 1000- Highly Regarded:
"Brendan O'Brien provides a fantastic service. He is responsive and commercial. A pleasure to deal with."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Brendan O’Brien stands out for his ‘professionalism and business acumen’."
2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star:
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Brendan O'Brien is a 'consummate professional'."
Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales (not practising)
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Extremely professional. Superb contract and industry knowledge and very committed.