Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Walkers' Venture Capital & Emerging Companies group provides cutting-edge offshore legal advice and corporate services from our ten global offices.

As the North American venture capital industry continues to rapidly attract Asian and Chinese funding, market participants are continuing to utilize stable offshore jurisdictions to provide tax neutral locations for emerging companies and the venture capital funds and other private capital sources that invest in them.

We assist venture capital fund sponsors through the lifecycle of their funds' business, from structuring, fund formation, capital raising, ongoing regulatory compliance, asset divestitures and secondary sales, and ultimately dissolution. We have established a "one stop shop" experience where our corporate, regulatory, compliance and fiduciary practices work closely together to service our clients' requirements including structuring, investor due diligence, data room hosting, registered office services, regulatory reporting, and corporate secretarial services.

We also assist companies in all stages of their growth with complex structurings and restructurings, financing rounds, joint ventures, IP offshoring, asset sales, spin-offs, mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings on multiple global exchanges. Our team works across the spectrum of industry sectors, with particular focus on life sciences and healthcare as well as technology and telecommunications.


BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Patrick OrmondManaging PartnerT +1 284 852 2260patrick.ormond@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Jason AllisonPartnerT +1 345 914 6358jason.allison@walkersglobal.com
Rob JacksonPartnerT +1 345 914 4281rob.jackson@walkersglobal.com
Theo LefkosPartnerT +1 345 814 4620theo.lefkos@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Kate StoreyPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 924kate.storey@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Amelia HallPartnerT +852 2596 3359amelia.hall@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Brendan O'BrienPartnerT +353 1 470 6653brendan.obrien@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com