Walkers Expands London Office with the Addition of Three Partners

Walkers is pleased to announce the partner level hires of Tatziana Paraguacuto-Maheo and Matthew Bloomfield, who will join Walkers industry-renowned Cayman Islands investment funds practice in London. Walkers is also pleased to announce that former BVI Managing Partner, Patrick Ormond, has relocated to take up the position of partner in the London office's Finance & Corporate practice.

Tatziana has almost 20 years’ experience and has been recognised as one of the top 50 women in hedge funds by the Hedge Fund Journal. Throughout her career Tatziana has acted for major financial institutions, investment funds and asset managers based in London, New York and Hong Kong, including the launch of many of the world’s largest emerging managers. Tatziana's expertise focuses on the legal aspects affecting funds including launch of new products, restructurings, acquisitions as well as regulatory, contentious and governance issues.

With over a decade of offshore legal experience, Matt specialises in Cayman-domiciled hedge funds and private equity funds. Matt regularly works with the investment and asset management teams of leading law firms in Europe and North America, advising a wide range of industry participants including global financial institutions, asset managers and intermediaries, and on all aspects of an investment fund's life cycle.

Jack Boldarin, London Managing Partner comments: "We are excited that Tatziana and Matt have joined our team. Our Investment Funds practice is a cornerstone of Walkers' legal offering and the presence of these market leaders further enhances our best in class legal offering for our European client base and beyond."

Patrick, who joined Walkers in 2018, brings significant transactional and BVI experience having previously worked in the banking and finance team at Macfarlanes in London and in the BVI for the past eight years. Patrick has a broad corporate and finance practice, advising financial institutions, corporates, funds and investors on international finance and corporate transactions.

Jack Boldarin continues: "We are very pleased that Patrick has agreed to join our team. His expertise and experience will enhance our market leading BVI law team based in London. This hire also demonstrates Walkers' commitment in maintaining a pre-eminent global BVI practice in the vital London market."

Walkers London based Cayman Islands and BVI team (who provide time zone sensitive Cayman and BVI law support to clients across the EMEA region) is ranked as a Band 1 Cayman law firm by both of Chambers and Legal 500 (2020 editions) and as a Band 1 BVI law firm by both of Chambers and Legal 500 (2020 editions). Walkers does not practise English law and instead works alongside leading English law firms to provide integrated offshore and onshore support.