Shaela W. Rae

Shaela W. Rae

Senior Associate

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Shaela W. Rae joined Walkers' Bermuda office in 2021 where she is a senior associate in the Corporate, Finance, Funds & Insurance Group. Shaela's practice encompasses M&A work, funds, insurance, FinTech, corporate (re)structuring, joint ventures, take privates and buy-outs.

Shaela offers legal advice in relation to the formation, structuring, licensing, ongoing operation and regulatory compliance of all types of Bermuda entities, with a particular emphasis on capital markets, standard and alternative fund structures, and insurance-linked securities.

Shaela also advises on debt/equity fund raising as well as secured loan financing including export credit supported financing, capital markets financing, on and off-balance sheet transactions and for assets that include commercial and private aircraft and ships.

With the additional benefit of a French-language civil law degree and having completed a portion of her legal training in Chile, Shaela practices in English, French and Spanish.

Having practiced in Canada at two award-winning onshore law firms throughout her career, Shaela brings a diverse range of North American corporate and transactional experience into the Bermuda jurisdiction.

Prior to joining Walkers, Shaela worked in the corporate departments of Gowling WLG and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Canada.

Admitted In:
British Columbia, Canada (not practising)

J.D. Common Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
LL.L. Droit Civil (French), University of Ottawa, Canada
M.A. International Economic Policy, Carleton University, Canada
B.A. (Hons) Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada