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.
Admitted In:IrelandEngland and Wales (not practising) Qualifications:Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies (BBLS), University College DublinMasters in Business Administration (MBA), London Business SchoolDiploma in Applied Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "He is extremely well respected in the Irish market. He is insightful, commercially aware and very responsiveness. He leads a really strong team and will no doubt continue to grow the firm's business here."
2022 Legal 500 – Leading Individual - "Nicholas Blake-Knox is my primary point of contact at Walkers, and is one of the best fund lawyers around, if not the best fund lawyer in Ireland. His, and his team’s knowledge has been a key support for my firm, and has been hugely helpful in my business growth."
2022 Chambers Europe - Band 4 (Investment Funds) - Sources describe the team as "technically great and commercial in their approach."
2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Investment Funds - "Sources praise him for his "flexible and responsive" approach."
2021 IFLR 1000 (31st Edition) - Highly Regarded - "Excellent knowledge of the industry and our business. Clear communications and innovative solutions.""Nicholas is highly skilled and very knowledgeable about his specialist area of law."
2021 Legal 500 – Leading Individual - ‘The team is no nonsense and very easy to deal with. Nick Blake-Knox is exceptional – he is particularly straightforward and pragmatic.’'The funds team is exceptional in its deep understanding of the intricacies of asset management and investment funds. Nicholas Blake-Knox is a star who offers exceptional client service and innovative solutions to thorny issues.’
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - "Nicholas Blake-Knox is a pragmatic lawyer who gets to the core of legal and regulatory issues very quickly, offering a solution-orientated perspective for clients. He avoids creating legal and regulatory fear, thereby garnering trust with clients. His in-house experience shines through in his dealings with clients – he has been on the other side and therefore is capable of looking at the world through his clients’ lens."
2019 Legal 500 - Recomended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - Nicholas Blake-Knox, who is 'proactive and knowledgeable in the offshore funds space'
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Recomended Lawyer (Investment Funds / Financial Services Department)
Nicholas is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute Nicholas is a member of the UCITS Product and Brexit Steering Groups at Irish FundsNicholas is a trustee and board member of Kidscape, the UK anti-bullying charity
"Excellent technical ability. Able to consider law not in isolation but in a very commercial sense. Can provide advice and solutions to problems."