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.
With a deep-seated understanding of the intricacies of International Dispute Resolution, Jan Golaszewski brings a wealth of expertise to the Walkers team in London. His impressive track record in handling complex cross-border disputes, coupled with his strategic approach, makes him an invaluable asset. Jan's dedication to delivering tailored solutions showcases his commitment to achieving optimal outcomes for clients navigating the challenges of the IDR landscape.
Jan Golaszewski is a partner and head of Walkers' London Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice, advising on Cayman Islands and BVI law matters.
He is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 (who have named him a "Leading Individual") and has 20 years' experience in private practice as an onshore and offshore disputes lawyer in London, the Caribbean and Asia, specialising in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and insolvency matters.
Jan advises bondholders, insolvency practitioners, financial institutions and directors on insolvencies, restructuring, shareholder disputes and complex litigation.
He has particular experience in interim protection for creditors and shareholders and has acted as an expert witness on Cayman Islands law in foreign court and arbitration proceedings.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2023, Jan was a partner and the head of the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice of another offshore law firm in their Cayman Islands and London offices.
He trained and qualified with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and practised in their Hong Kong office before moving to offshore work, spending 13 years in the Cayman Islands and moving back to London in 2021.
Jan is a member of the International Bar Association, INSOL and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
British Virgin Islands – 2016
Cayman Islands – 2008
England & Wales - 2003
He graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a first class honours degree in Law.
"A top lawyer – he combines sound advice with strong technical ability."