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.
Christine Ballantyne-Drewe is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is a senior counsel in the Investment Funds Group. She advises primarily on the formation, operation and restructuring of investment funds and has extensive experience in both open and closed ended investment structures, as well as downstream corporate transactions. She also has significant expertise in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Christine advises a broad range of institutional asset managers, private equity sponsors, family offices and start-up and emerging managers. Her practice includes advising entities structured as companies, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Prior to joining Walkers, Christine worked in the Investment Funds department of Shearman & Sterling, where she advised both fund managers and investors on a variety of investment fund structures.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)New York (not practising)
Qualifications:LLB, Cardiff UniversityLegal Practice Course, BPP London
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
Christine is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.