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 in Walkers' London office where he is a member of the firm's Global Finance and Corporate Practice Groups, and heads the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Asset Finance team in the European timezone. Mark trained with a Magic Circle firm before moving offshore – he has 13 years' experience in private practice in London, Jersey and Singapore, and is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner.He has extensive experience in advising on both BVI and Cayman Islands laws, and has a strong international practice that covers a broad range of finance and corporate transactions, including listings, aviation and maritime finance and SPAC activity.Mark has a busy lender-side finance practice, as well as a significant practice working with private banks in London and Switzerland focused on aviation, maritime and real estate financing for HNWIs.Mark is a member of the Walkers' Global Asset Finance Group.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2012, Mark worked in the London and Singapore offices of Linklaters in their Project Finance team.He trained and qualified at Linklaters, and 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
2019 Legal 500
"Mark Galazzi is a client’s dream: responsive, practical and will push internally to get the right result for the client."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.’”
"Mark Galazzi is a client’s dream: responsive, practical and will push internally to get the right result for the client."