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.
Neil McDonald is a partner based in Walkers' London office where he is a member of the firm's Global Finance and Corporate Groups. Neil has a broad range of experience in British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Jersey law. He routinely works on cross-border structured finance, loan finance, project finance and acquisition finance transactions, as well as general corporate and commercial matters, equity financings, joint ventures, restructurings, and mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Neil's experience includes advising:
Prior to joining Walkers, Neil worked at Slaughter and May in London for six years, where he advised public and private companies, asset management groups, investment funds, banks and other financial institutions, including a four-month secondment at Legal and General Group plc.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:BA (Hons) in Politics, University of LiverpoolPostgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, LondonLegal Practice Course, BPP Law School in London
2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
"Highly regarded Neil McDonald is 'excellent and responsive'."
2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
"Neil McDonald is ‘an excellent lawyer and very personable and efficient’."
Neil is a co-author of the Jersey chapter of 'Mergers & Acquisitions - Jurisdictional Comparisons' (first edition 2012), published by the European Lawyer Reference Series.
Neil is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.