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.
Christine Ballantyne-Drewe is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is a senior counsel in the Global 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
2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Investment Funds
Christine is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.