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.
Mark Galazzi is a partner based in Walkers' London office where he is a member of the firm's Global Finance and Corporate Groups. Mark has extensive experience in advising on both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands laws, and has a strong international practice that covers a broad range of finance and corporate transactions, including domestic and cross-border as well as restructuring and insolvency matters.Regularly advising on lending and security transactions he focuses on leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity finance, asset finance, structured finance, project finance, capital markets and general corporate lending, as well as advising on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, issues as to the perfection and granting of security by Cayman Islands or BVI vehicles, the charging of shares in a Cayman Islands or BVI company group, re-organisations and corporate restructurings.Mark has previously spent time in Walkers' Jersey office, is a member of both the Walkers' India Group and Walkers London headquartered Russia & CIS Group (a dedicated team of lawyers who provide British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Channel Islands and Irish law services to clients based in Russia and across Central & Eastern Europe), and is also a member of the Walkers dedicated Maritime Finance Group.
Prior to joining Walkers Mark trained and qualified at Linklaters, where he spent four years in their London and Singapore offices respectively. He advised public and private companies, asset management groups, banks and other financial institutions on project, acquisition and structured financings, syndicated and secured bank loans as well as inbound and outbound financing transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He was a member of the Linklaters India Group and had a three-month secondment at Rio Tinto plc.
Admitted In:The British Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Arts Combined Studies (BACS) History with Politics and Sociology, University of SouthamptonGraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law in GuildfordLegal Practice Course, Oxford Law School
2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Rising Star
2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer Next Generation Lawyer
"Mark Galazzi is 'a go-to person for on-point and commercial BVI legal advice'."
2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer
2015 Legal 500 UK – Commentators say that Senior Associate Mark Galazzi “is hands on and very effective.’”
“is hands on and very effective.’”