Walkers Grows Guernsey Funds, Corporate and Finance Practice

Guernsey, February 2019 - Walkers' Investment Funds, Corporate and Finance team continues to expand with the arrival of Senior Counsel, Zoë Hallam, who has joined us from Walkers' Cayman Islands office.

Guernsey born Zoë is returning to the Channel Islands having worked in Walkers' Cayman Islands office for the last eight years and for a magic circle firm in London prior to that. Zoë advises on a broad range of finance and corporate transactions, with a particular focus advising borrowers and lenders on fund financing, particularly subscription line facilities. Her clients include leading international banks and financial institutions, and numerous hedge fund managers and PE houses.

Zoë's arrival is the latest hire to boost the Investment Funds, Corporate and Finance team in Guernsey following the recent hire of partner Kate Storey, in September last year, who in addition to her investment funds and corporate experience, also spearheads, the firm's Insurance Practice in the Channel Islands.

Walkers' Guernsey Managing Partner Louise Hall said:

"We are delighted by the recent expansion of our Investment Funds, Corporate and Finance team in Guernsey and to welcome Zoë back to Guernsey. Her broad experience and international reputation will be invaluable as we continue to develop the Investment Funds, Corporate and Finance practice in the Channel Islands"

Walkers' Investments Funds, Corporate & Finance practice has also benefitted from the recruitment of two new associates Mark Finlayson and Wandile Sishi, both of whom previously practised corporate law in South Africa for a number of years.

The growing practice which now has three partners, three senior counsel and a team of new associates, demonstrates the continued investment in the Guernsey transactional team and further highlights the importance of the jurisdiction to the global firm.

Walkers' Head of Channel Islands, Fraser Hern, commented:

"The expansion of our Funds, Corporate and Finance team is a welcome consequence of the support that our local and global client base is offering. We now have a top class Guernsey practice. This is consistent with what we are experiencing in Jersey as a consequence of our increased investment in that jurisdiction occurring simultaneously with our investment in Guernsey. We have an ambition to be the leading Channel Islands law firm with true integration across the Jersey and Guernsey offices, and are very excited at the opportunities that are presenting themselves to make this a reality."


Guernsey Expansion

Walkers Guernsey's senior Funds, Corporate & Finance team
(Back Row L to R): Sam Shires, Matt Sanders, Kate Storey; (Front Row L to R) Kim Paiva, Stephen Ozanne, Zoë Hallam

Louise HallManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1 481 748909louise.hall@walkersglobal.com
Sam ShiresPartnerT +44 (0)1481 748 916sam.shires@walkersglobal.com
Kate StoreyPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 924kate.storey@walkersglobal.com
Matt SandersGroup PartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com
Zoë HallamSenior CounselT +44 (0)1481 748 920zoe.hallam@walkersglobal.com
Stephen OzanneSenior CounselT +44 (0)1 481 748 913stephen.ozanne@walkersglobal.com
Kim PaivaSenior CounselT +44 (0)1481 748 906kim.paiva@walkersglobal.com
Mark FinlaysonAssociateT +44 (0) 1481 748 944mark.finlayson@walkersglobal.com

Fraser HernGroup PartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 780fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com