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.
Marcél is a Private Capital & Trust lawyer in Walkers' Guernsey office and a member of the Walkers' Global Fintech Group. He advises on the set-up and use of Guernsey companies, trusts and foundations and has a particular interest in Employee Benefit Schemes as well as more unconventional trust type structures used in the digital space. Having spent several years working in Hong Kong before joining Walkers, Marcél has experience in the use of structures for private wealth planning purposes assisting families with tax mitigation, asset protection and succession planning. In addition to and from a corporate trust perspective, he has advised several ListCos on the formation and use of Employee Benefit Schemes prior to an initial public offering. With a keen interest in the digital economy, Marcél has assisted a number of decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) on how to utilise trust structures to bridge the gap between the digital and traditional economies whilst maintaining the integrity of decentralisation. Marcél is a dual-qualified lawyer in South Africa and England & Wales with several years' experience working in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Guernsey.
Prior to joining Walkers, Marcel worked for three years in Hong Kong. He trained as a lawyer in South Africa with Enderstein Van De Merwe, and was admitted as a South African Attorney in 2016, and as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 2021.
England & Wales - 2021
South Africa - 2016