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 works in exclusive association with Taylors in Bermuda, a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate and fiduciary 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.
Ingrid Pierce is Walkers' Global Managing Partner. She is based in the Cayman Islands office where she also heads the Cayman Investment Funds Group. Ingrid has over 20 years' experience in advising fiduciaries and represents major institutions, insurers, reinsurers, fund managers, directors and trustees in all aspects of investment funds, including structuring and ongoing operations. She advises on directors' duties and responsibilities, indemnities, confidentiality laws and issues related to electronic communication. Ingrid has particular expertise in advising funds on managing distress in volatile markets. Ingrid is admitted to practice in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and has litigated in both jurisdictions. She regularly advises some of the largest financial institutions on their stable of Cayman Islands funds and recently acted as counsel to significant investors and managers in connection with the restructuring and winding down of various high profile funds.
Ingrid developed a successful career as a Barrister in London in the commercial/chancery field before joining Walkers in 2002.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Law, University College, University of London
2018 IFLR 1000 - Market Leader
2017 CityWealth Leaders List
2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) Eminent Practitioner. "She [Ingrid] is 'extremely well regarded' in the market as someone 'who understands the practicalities of running a business'."
2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)
2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Ingrid is on my speed dial for the toughest Cayman Islands legal matters."
2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)2016 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers2016 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer
2015 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner."She is very responsive and very involved in complicated issues, and she has a practical knowledge of the industry," said one client. 2015 - Legal 500 - 2015 Highly Recommended for Investment Funds. "Ingrid Pierce is the 'deeply experienced' department head;"Ingrid contributed the Cayman Islands chapter to Euromoney's Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2014/15. 2014 IFC Power Women Top 100 - Citywealth Magazine2014 Acquisition International Fund Awards - Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year – Cayman Islands2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers - Top Ten Offshore Lawyer - "Ingrid enjoys a 'stellar reputation' in the funds sector..."2014 Legal 500 - "Ingrid Pierce ‘does an excellent job in complicated transactions’." Ingrid was named as one of '50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2013' by The Hedgefund Journal.2013 Chambers Global Guide - "Ingrid Pierce is a very well-respected practitioner with extensive experience in the funds market. She impresses clients and peers alike as 'very personable, knowledgeable and very customer service-oriented'." 2012 Chambers Global - "Ingrid Pierce receives glowing references from clients, who say she is 'exceptional in her knowledge.' One commentator added: 'She really impressed us with her sophistication – she really made a difference'." 2011 Chambers Global - "A phenomenal lawyer." 2011 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
Ingrid is a member of the Legal Peer Advisory Group of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a member of the Economic Club of New York, a contributing author to the Wells Fargo Prime Services Quarterly Report and a frequent speaker at industry events. Some of her recent speaking engagements include:
"A phenomenal lawyer."