Walkers Expands Investment Funds and Corporate Practices with Lateral Hires

Leading international law firm Walkers is pleased to announce the lateral hires of Oliver Bell and Paul Nystrom, who have joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office and Taylors in Bermuda.

Oliver Bell joins the Cayman Islands office as a Partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds Group. Oliver advises on all aspects of investment funds law, including pre-formation strategy, organisational structure, regulatory compliance, document preparation and transactional activities for private equity funds and hedge funds and has over 10 years' experience in providing legal advice to the leading institutions in the financial services sector. Over the years, Oliver has developed strong expertise in advising on the establishment of digital asset funds and the structuring of blockchain projects. Prior to joining Walkers, Oliver worked at an offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands.

Cayman Islands Managing Partner Tim Buckley said, "Oliver is a very experienced lawyer with extremely strong investment funds credentials and we are delighted that he has joined our Global Investment Funds Group. Walkers' investment funds practice is one of the cornerstones of our business and Oliver's appointment will further bolster our premier international reputation."

Paul Nystrom joins Taylors in association with Walkers in Bermuda as a Senior Counsel in the corporate practice. He specialises in a broad range of finance and capital market transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity offerings, structured finance, secured lending, mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations. In addition, Paul has an active general corporate practice, including advising on the establishment of Bermuda entities and advising companies and directors in respect of corporate governance and regulatory matters, including directors' fiduciary duties and responsibilities.

The arrival of Paul marks the start of the vast growth of Walkers Corporate's services in Bermuda.

Jonathan Betts, Head of Taylors' Finance & Corporate group stated, "We are thrilled that Paul has joined Taylors. Paul's wealth of finance experience will strengthen Taylors' structured and asset finance offerings, to better meet the demands of our clients. The arrival of Paul reflects the continued and rapid growth of the firm. "

Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com

Oliver Bell PartnerT +1 345 814 6856oliver.bell@walkersglobal.com

Tim BuckleyManaging PartnerT +1 345 814 4646 tim.buckley@walkersglobal.com
Oliver Bell PartnerT +1 345 814 6856oliver.bell@walkersglobal.com