Walkers Bermuda further invests in Professional Services with Strategic Expansion

In response to client demand, Walkers has expanded its corporate services offering to deliver a full range of professional services to its growing client base.

Since opening its doors in 2016, Walkers Bermuda* has grown at a rapid pace and launched Walkers Professional Services in late 2017 and recently expanded the operation to include new services and experienced new hires. The professional services team now includes four specialists who have significant previous experience at local and international companies. The team now comprises Heather Kitson (Director, Professional Services), Samantha Kyme (Vice President, Professional Services), Kim Armstrong (Team Manager, Corporate Services) and Shalamar Coddington (Corporate Services Administrator). Further recruitment is expected in the coming months.

Walkers Professional Services now includes resident independent director services, registered office and corporate administration, regulatory compliance (including AML/ATF), corporate governance and board advisory and fully outsourced corporate secretarial services. Walkers also acts as a BSX listing sponsor.

The Professional Services team works closely alongside the law firm, Walkers Bermuda, which was recently ranked highly in the global legal directory, Chambers and Partners, which recognised the firm for its work on 'large, complex transactions' and the team's dedication to delivering 'proactive, technical and commercial' excellence.

Kevin Taylor, Walkers Bermuda Managing Partner said, "2018 was an exceptionally strong year for us and the decision to grow our professional services arm is aligned with our on-going strategy of targeted expansion and continuing to service new business in Bermuda. We are delighted to offer additional professional services to our clients, thereby providing a fully integrated "one stop shop".

Jonathan Betts, Partner and Head of the Corporate, Finance and Funds Group added, "We are pleased with the continuing growth of our Walkers Professional Services team and the expanded services we now provide. We have already exceeded our expectations in terms of growth and I am very excited by the quality of the team we have assembled and the breadth and depth of their experience in the Bermuda market, particularly in the financial services, insurance and reinsurance sectors."

*Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.