Walkers Professional Services Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Walkers recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of Walkers Professional Services (WPS), which was launched in June 2015 in response to overwhelming client demand.

The Cayman Islands office opened with a staff of eight, while WPS Dubai and WPS Hong Kong each had a complement of one employee. After four years WPS has now grown to 100 staff members and counting, spread across five offices and focusing on four key service lines globally (Corporate, Company Secretarial, Fiduciary, Regulatory & Compliance) with multiple sub-sets of further services under each.

Anne Dolan, Director of Walkers Corporate states, "Clients wanted a full suite of corporate and fiduciary services that matched the market leading standards set by Walkers. Working together with the law firm, we launched WPS with some of the best professionals in the industry. We are so proud of our team and how far WPS has come in a relatively short period of time."

Just over a year after the launch of WPS in the Cayman Islands, WPS Ireland was opened following six years of growth and the establishment of Walkers as a pre-eminent financial services law firm in Ireland.

Steven Manning, Director of Walkers Fiduciary states, "We count some of the most impressive corporate and institutional businesses across global financial centres as our clients, which is testament to the dedication of our teams in every office and jurisdiction. It has been really rewarding to watch WPS and our people thrive since launching in 2015."

Continuing to achieve an accelerated rate of growth, WPS later launched in Bermuda, before adding a new line of business to their service offering with the addition of Walkers Compliance. With offices now located in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland and a branch office in Abu Dhabi, WPS is able to deliver a truly global and seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services in real-time.

Tim Buckley, Managing Partner of the Cayman Islands office, remarked, "In just four short years, WPS has grown exponentially to become a stand-out global operation which differentiates itself from the competition with a continuing commitment to re-setting standards within the corporate, fiduciary and compliance space."

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

Tim BuckleyManaging PartnerT +1 345 814 4646 tim.buckley@walkersglobal.com
Anne DolanDirectorT +1 345 814 7620anne.dolan@walkersglobal.com
Steven ManningDirectorT +1 345 814 7612steven.manning@walkersglobal.com
Judith WatlerDirectorT +1 345 914 6330judith.watler@walkersglobal.com

Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com

Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com
Denise WongPartnerT +852 2596 3303denise.wong@walkersglobal.com

Fiona de LacyManaging DirectorT +353 1 470 6611fiona.delacy@walkersglobal.com

Thomas GrangerPartnerT +65 6603 1694thomas.granger@walkersglobal.com
Laura RogersPartnerT +65 6595 4675laura.rogers@walkersglobal.com