Walkers maintains Tier 1 ranking in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2022 edition

Walkers Dubai has reinforced its preeminent position as the go-to offshore law firm in the region. The team maintained top tier status in Legal 500's EMEA 2022 edition.  In addition, Walkers Dubai has six lawyers recognised in the rankings.

Managing Partner, Daniel Wood, is ranked in the "Hall of Fame".  Finance Partner, Ciaran Bohnacker, is noted as a "Leading Individual" and Tom Cochrane, Funds/Corporate Partner, is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner". Luke Petith, Terry-Ann Arch and Johanna Hendry are all ranked as "Rising Stars". Key lawyers also mentioned include Cate Barbour and Carly Kilshaw.

The team were praised in client testimonials for their excellent capabilities, exceptional level of responsiveness and overall willingness to go the extra mile.

 ‘The Walkers team in Dubai are hands down the best Cayman and BVI law firm I have ever worked with and I recommend Dan and Tom and Ciaran to every client that needs good offshore counsel. They are exceptional.’

‘The Walkers team are very responsive and very commercial.’

‘Ciaran Bohnacker is a stand-out partner at Walkers, always willing to go above and beyond – available at all times of the night.’

‘Dan Wood – Dan is an excellent funds lawyer and provides top notch advice. He is extremely responsive. The advice he provides is clear and practical. Tom Cochrane – Tom is a great funds lawyer. He gives clear practical advice. I enjoy working with him. Ciaran Bohnacker – strong on corporate matters, provides practical advice.’


Walkers' Ranked Lawyers:

Managing Partner, Daniel Wood, heads up the Dubai office. He has specialist experience in investment funds of all types, including private equity funds, hedge funds and Islamic funds.

Partner, Ciaran Bohnacker advises on Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Bermuda law in relation to general banking, asset and project finance, acquisition finance, private equity and general corporate transactions. 

Partner, Tom Cochrane's primary focus is on investment funds (including hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds). Tom also has significant corporate and commercial experience, including advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, preference share issues and other corporate transactions.

Luke Petith is a senior counsel in the Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group. Luke advises on British Virgin Islands law and Cayman Islands law.

Terry-Ann Arch is a senior counsel in the Finance Group. Terry-Ann specialises in asset finance, with a particular focus on aviation finance.

Johanna Hendry is a senior counsel and a member of the firm's Finance Group. She advises on Jersey, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law in relation to general banking, leveraged, acquisition and project finance and private equity and general corporate transactions.

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