Walkers' Integrated Global Legal, Tax and Professional Services Highlighted in 2021 IFLR1000 Rankings

Walkers reinforces its position as a leading law firm with the most recent IFLR 1000 legal directory rankings, which rated 20 of the firm's practice areas and 58 of its lawyers across the globe.

The firm maintains its 'Tier 1' status in its core practice areas of Finance, Corporate, Investment Funds and Capital Markets, and as the go-to firm for international offshore legal counsel.

Walkers' seven Tier 1 practices for 2021 are:

  • Financial & Corporate (British Virgin Islands)
  • Financial & Corporate (Cayman Islands)
  • Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Financial & Corporate - Offshore (Dubai)
  • Financial & Corporate - Offshore (Hong Kong)
  • Capital Markets – Structured finance and securitisation (Ireland)
  • Investment Funds (Ireland)

In addition to the practice group rankings, six partners have been singled out as being 'Market Leaders' in their respective industries; they are:

  • Jonathan Betts, Finance & Corporate (Bermuda)
  • Rolf Lindsay, Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Philip Paschalides, Finance & Corporate (Cayman Islands)
  • Ingrid Pierce, Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Caroline Williams, Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Garry Ferguson, Finance & Capital Markets (Ireland)

Adding to these accolades, a further 23 lawyers have been acknowledged as being 'Highly Regarded', with another 29 lawyers recognised for their involvement in notable deals throughout the last year or as 'Rising Stars' in their respective areas of focus.

Clients praised Walkers for its "excellent technical knowledge" (BVI, Financial & Corporate) and for offering a "one-stop solution" to clients (Cayman, Investment Funds). The firm was also lauded for having "very good commerciality" (Guernsey, Financial & Corporate) and one testimonial observed that they "are the experts for the technically difficult cases" (Ireland, Restructuring & Insolvency).

Walkers' lawyers were described as being "friendly and highly competent who provide invaluable counsel" (Cayman, Financial & Corporate), having a "real can-do attitude; it always feels like we are collaborating as a team and working things through together, which makes matters much more efficient and enjoyable" (Ireland, Capital Markets).

In the BVI, clients shared that the Walkers team is always willing to "go the extra mile" (BVI, Financial & Corporate), while others noted their creativity, proactive approach, clear and efficient communication and tailored solutions.

Walkers' Global Managing Partner Ingrid Pierce said: "I'm pleased and proud of our rankings across multiple practice areas and offices. It's a testament to the quality of our teams who consistently provide technically sound, innovative and integrated legal advice."

Walkers' Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Hong Kong, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) offices were each recognised.


BERMUDA
Adam BathgatePartnerT +1 441 242 1515adam.bathgate@walkersglobal.com
Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com
Natalie NetoPartnerT +1 441 242 1533natalie.neto@walkersglobal.com

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Omonike Robinson-PickeringPartnerT +1 284 852 2222omonike.robinson-pickering@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
Jason AllisonPartnerT +1 345 914 6358jason.allison@walkersglobal.com
Hugh AndersonPartnerT +1 345 814 4518hugh.anderson@walkersglobal.com
Andrew BarkerPartnerT +1 345 914 4282andrew.barker@walkersglobal.com
James BurchPartnerT +1 345 814 4634james.burch@walkersglobal.com
David CollinsPartnerT +1 345 814 4503 david.collins@walkersglobal.com
Bicrom DasPartnerT +1 345 814 4606bicrom.das@walkersglobal.com
Justin HartPartnerT +1 345 814 4565justin.hart@walkersglobal.com
Rob JacksonPartnerT +1 345 914 4281rob.jackson@walkersglobal.com
Melissa LimPartnerT +1 345 814 4512melissa.lim@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
Paul OsborneSenior CounselT +1 345 814 4510paul.osborne@walkersglobal.com

DUBAI
Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com
Johanna HendrySenior CounselT +971 4 363 7928johanna.hendry@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Matt SandersManaging PartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com
Sarah BrehautPartnerT +44 (0)1481 748 930sarah.brehaut@walkersglobal.com
Kate StoreyPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 924kate.storey@walkersglobal.com
Zoë HallamGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 920zoe.hallam@walkersglobal.com
Kim PaivaGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 906kim.paiva@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Nicholas DaviesPartnerT +852 2596 3386nicholas.davies@walkersglobal.com
James GadenPartnerT +852 2596 3433james.gaden@walkersglobal.com
Kristen KwokPartnerT +852 2596 3324kristen.kwok@walkersglobal.com
Tom PughPartnerT +852 2596 3466tom.pugh@walkersglobal.com
Denise WongPartnerT +852 2596 3303denise.wong@walkersglobal.com
Benjamin GreenAssociateT +852 2596 3380benjamin.green@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Nicholas Blake-KnoxPartnerT +353 1 470 6669nicholas.blake-knox@walkersglobal.com
Garry FergusonPartnerT +353 1 470 6659garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com
Jennifer FoxPartnerT +353 1 863 8531jennifer.fox@walkersglobal.com
William GreensmythPartnerT +353 1 470 6679william.greensmyth@walkersglobal.com
Matt HediganPartnerT +353 1 470 6688matt.hedigan@walkersglobal.com
Eimear KeanePartnerT +353 1 470 6622eimear.keane@walkersglobal.com
Sarah MaguirePartnerT +353 1 470 6691sarah.maguire@walkersglobal.com
David McGovernPartnerT +353 1 470 6663david.mcgovern@walkersglobal.com
Ian McNameePartnerT +353 1 470 6643ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com
Killian McSharryPartnerT +353 1 470 6696killian.mcsharry@walkersglobal.com
Brendan O'BrienPartnerT +353 1 470 6653brendan.obrien@walkersglobal.com
Noeleen RuddyPartnerT +353 1 470 6650noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com
Andrew TraynorPartnerT +353 1 470 6632andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com
Shane MartinOf CounselT +353 1 470 6673shane.martin@walkersglobal.com
Eoin RyanOf CounselT +353 1 470 6602eoin.ryan@walkersglobal.com
Jennifer BradySenior AssociateT +353 1 470 6647jennifer.brady@walkersglobal.com
Joe MitchellSenior AssociateT +353 1 470 6649 joe.mitchell@walkersglobal.com
Jill ShawSenior Knowledge LawyerT +353 1 863 8546jill.shaw@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com
Alexandra CornerPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 778alexandra.corner@walkersglobal.com
Nigel WestonPartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 788nigel.weston@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com
Dilmun LeachGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1534 700 783dilmun.leach@walkersglobal.com
Christopher ReedGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1534 700 825christopher.reed@walkersglobal.com
Leanne WallserGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1534 700 755Leanne.Wallser@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

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