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.
Ciaran Bohnacker is a partner in the firm's Global Finance and Corporate Groups. He advises on Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law in relation to general banking, asset and project finance, acquisition finance, private equity and general corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2011, Ciaran practiced in the banking and finance department of Clifford Chance in both their Dubai and Hong Kong offices – having completed his training contract with Clifford Chance in London. During his time with Clifford Chance, Ciaran advised on a broad range of finance matters, in particular, cross-border project finance and acquisition finance transactions.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:LLB (Hons), University of Cambridge, EnglandPostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
2020 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore) - Sources describe him as "a banking lawyer through and through; we're very comfortable sending him work." He is also praised as "technically very strong" and as an adviser who is "personable, very commercial and understands what clients need."
2019 The Legal 500 Middle East - Recomended Lawyer - 'A decent banking lawyer - no-one needs to explain structures to him'
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioners (Offshore) - "His response times are extremely good, and the level of sophistication in his advice is extremely high."
2018 Legal 500 Middle East– Recommended Lawyer
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore) A Notable Practitioner. "Interviewees note that "he talks plain English, is sensible and solution-oriented, and has a good grasp of the market."
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer / Next Generation Lawyer
2017 Chambers Global Guide A Notable Practitioner. "Sources comment that 'he's very approachable and good at what he does'."
2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Ciaran Bohnacker is ‘very dedicated and professional’."
2016 Chambers Global Guide - "Senior associate Ciaran Bohnacker is singled out for praise by a number of sources who observe that he 'always goes the extra mile' and 'comes up with practical and helpful solutions to the problem at hand'."
2015 Chambers Global Guide - "Senior associate Ciaran Bohnacker is noted by peers for his solid banking and finance practice. He advises on both Cayman Islands and BVI aspects of financing transactions."
'"He talks plain English, is sensible and solution-oriented, and has a good grasp of the market." Alongside investment fund work, his practice has a strong focus on banking and finance.'
Chambers Global 2018