Walkers #1 in Offshore and Gains in Ireland in IFLR 1000 2020

Walkers has once again displayed its strength with a market-leading 58 lawyers and 20 practice areas ranked in the recent IFLR 1000 legal directory.

Eight of Walkers' offices have been included in the guide, five practice areas were awarded the top tier 'Tier 1' status and 10 practices were awarded 'Tier 2' status. Furthermore, five of the firm's 58 lawyers received the top "Market Leader" rating from IFLR 1000, the most of any offshore firm.

Walkers' five 'Tier 1' practices for 2020 are:

  • Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation (Ireland)
  • Finance & Corporate (British Virgin Islands)
  • Finance & Corporate (Cayman Islands)
  • Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Offshore Finance & Corporate (Hong Kong)

This year marks the most ever Walkers rankings in the annual ILFR, with 20 ranked practice areas, indicative of the firm's growth and dominant position in the offshore legal market.

In Ireland, of the eight ranked practice groups for Walkers, two market leading practice areas ranked under new tables for the jurisdiction this year – Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation (Tier 1) and Asset Finance (Tier 2). Walkers' Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) offices were each recognised.

Walkers' market leading lawyers recognized by IFLR 1000:


BERMUDA
Kevin TaylorManaging PartnerT +1 441 242 1510kevin.taylor@walkersglobal.com
Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Patrick OrmondManaging PartnerT +1 284 852 2260patrick.ormond@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Ingrid Pierce Global Managing PartnerT +1 345 814 4667ingrid.pierce@walkersglobal.com
Tim BuckleyManaging PartnerT +1 345 814 4646 tim.buckley@walkersglobal.com
Rolf LindsayPartnerT +1 345 914 6307rolf.lindsay@walkersglobal.com
Philip PaschalidesPartnerT +1 345 814 4675philip.paschalides@walkersglobal.com
Caroline WilliamsPartnerT +1 345 914 6342caroline.williams@walkersglobal.com

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

GUERNSEY
Louise HallManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1 481 748909louise.hall@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Garry FergusonManaging PartnerT +353 1 470 6659garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernGroup PartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 780fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com

SINGAPORE
John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com