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.
Craig Cordle is a Partner in Walkers' Guernsey Investment Funds & Corporate Practice Group specialising in all aspects of the structuring, restructuring, merger, sale, establishment and operation of listed and private investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, single asset vehicles/SPACs and other collective investment arrangements. In addition, Craig advises on the merger and acquisition of private and listed companies, schemes of arrangement and regulatory and competition issues.Craig is an asset management lawyer with 14 years' experience in private practice, most of which was spent in the asset management, funds and capital markets teams of two leading international law firms in the City of London.
Since moving to Guernsey in 2016, and re-qualifying as a Guernsey Advocate, he continues to work with a number of vehicles listed on exchanges in London and across Europe, including The International Stock Exchange (TISE).He has been consistently recognised for the quality of his advice by Chambers UK, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
Craig has worked in Guernsey since 2016, and has been admitted as a Guernsey Advocate since 2018.Before moving offshore, he spent 11 years working in the City of London as an investment funds lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose Fulbright.Craig joined Walkers' Guernsey team in 2022.
Admitted in:Guernsey – 2018England & Wales - 2008
2023 Legal 500 - "Craig Cordle takes a proactive and commercial approach, anticipating complexities and delivering solutions. His advice is clear, commercial and timely."
2023 Chambers and Partners UK - Band 3
2022 Chambers and Partners UK - "The go-to adviser for listed investment company work. He's very knowledgeable and adds value to transactions."
2022 Legal 500 - "A leader in the listed funds space"
2021 Chambers and Partners UK - "He is a very good lawyer. A thoughtful leader in the fund space."
2021 Legal 500 - "The best adviser in Guernsey for London listed funds work. Having previously practised in London, he understands exactly what we require as lead transaction counsel and always adds value to the transactions he plays a role in."
"Craig Cordle takes a proactive and commercial approach, anticipating complexities and delivering solutions. His advice is clear, commercial and timely."
- Legal 500