Walkers maintains Pre-Eminent ranking amongst offshore law firms in London

Walkers' team in London have once again maintained their position as the pre-eminent offshore law advisers in the City, with Chambers & Partners Global Guide recognising Walkers as the sole firm in the top tier for both Cayman and BVI law advice.

That top-tier recognition follows Walkers' move to new, expanded premises in The Scalpel to accommodate ongoing growth in the team - with the team being the largest offshore law offering in the City by a wide margin.

Walkers' team in London - led by managing partner Jack Boldarin - stands at the apex of the market, unique for its top tier offshore law rankings in Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500.

The team advises on BVI, Cayman and Bermuda law from its London office, which is also a hub for lawyers from the firm's offices in Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey, as well as its offices in the Americas, Asia and the Gulf.

Walkers' London managing partner Jack Boldarin (who stands alone in the market by retaining his personal Tier 1 rankings for both BVI and Cayman law in the new guide) said: "To be consistently recognised as the top offshore practice in the City by the leading independent legal directories reflects the value that clients and intermediaries see in our insight and expertise.

"I am particularly pleased that our team - even at a time when we are strategically growing our practice and bringing in new hires - has been able to maintain that level of performance and client service excellence, and the whole business can be justifiably proud of how we are perceived in the market."

In the individual rankings by Chambers Global, Jack and Neil McDonald maintain their rankings for BVI law, while Jack, John O'Driscoll, Tatziana Paraguacuto-Maheo and Hughie Wong maintain their rankings for Cayman law.

Client feedback from clients gathered by Chambers' referees included the following:

  • Hughie Wong: "He is truly excellent. He is both commercial and technically strong".
  • Tatziana Paraguacuto: "She has a wealth of experience in funds and there is no area of Cayman Islands law she cannot articulate smartly on".
  • John O'Driscoll: "He has a deep understanding of the BVI and Cayman markets" and "he is a strong lawyer with both a commercial and legal focus.  He is also very user-friendly".
  • Neil McDonald: "He possesses an excellent level of responsiveness and commercial awareness" and "he is a pleasure to work with and he's always available to assist and support on transactions."
Walkers does not practise English law. Instead we work alongside leading international law firms to provide integrated offshore and onshore support.

Fraser HernPartner, Walkers (CI) LPT +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com
Jon Le RossignolPartner, Walkers (CI) LPT +44 (0) 1534 700 716jon.lerossignol@walkersglobal.com

Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com
Matthew BloomfieldPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4986matthew.bloomfield@walkersglobal.com
Andrew ChissickPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4994 andrew.chissick@walkersglobal.com
Mark GalazziPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4972mark.galazzi@walkersglobal.com
Sara HallPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4975sara.hall@walkersglobal.com
Neil McDonaldPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4990neil.mcdonald@walkersglobal.com
Patrick OrmondPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4983patrick.ormond@walkersglobal.com
Catherine OvertonPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4984catherine.overton@walkersglobal.com
Tatziana Paraguacuto-MaheoPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4991tatziana.paraguacuto@walkersglobal.com
Ian WilliamsPartnerT +44 (0) 20 7220 4980ian.williams@walkersglobal.com
Hughie WongPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4982hughie.wong@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernPartner, Walkers (CI) LPT +44 (0) 20 7903 8702fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

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