Fundamentals 2021

Please join us on Tuesday 9 November for a live broadcast of Walkers Fundamentals where we will explore the latest trends in Investment Funds.

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Walkers Launches Online AML Training Solution in Bermuda

Walkers Professional Services has announced that it has launched an innovative e-Learning Anti-Money Laundering Training platform in Bermuda.

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Walkers Expands Market Leading Professional Services to the BVI

Walkers is pleased to announced that Walkers Professional Services (WPS) is expanding its operations to the British Virgin Islands.

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Walkers London Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Walkers is pleased to announce that its London office is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Walkers Tops Market Leading Rankings in Chambers Global Again

Walkers leads the way with 10 "Band 1" practice area rankings (out of a market leading 23 practice areas) and an overall "Band 1" ranking in 'Global Offshore'.

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Walkers Guide to Setting Up a Cayman Islands Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Fund

Partner Melissa Lim and senior associate Tom Hagger have assembled the 'Walkers Guide to Setting Up a Cayman Islands Cryptocurrency or Blockchain Fund' to tell you everything you need to know about setting up a Cryptocurrency or Blockchain fund in the Cayman Islands.

Why Cayman For Your Fund?

Once the investment strategy has been determined, and there is the necessary interest from investors, the decision needs to be made on the most optimal way to structure the fund. Often an offshore jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands comes into play in the event where any of the investors are located outside of the U.S. and are U.S. tax exempt. In these scenarios it is very common for an offshore jurisdiction to form part of the fund structure.

Some of the benefits of using the Cayman Islands include:

  1. Familiarity to Managers and Investors.
  2. Robust and Flexible Legal Framework.
  3. Stable Political Climate.
  4. Availability of High Quality Service Providers.
  5. Proven Record as a World Leading Financial Centre.

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Bermuda | Chambers Global Practice Guide: International Arbitration 2021

Bermuda partner Peter Dunlop and senior associate Shannon Dyer have recently contributed their jurisdictional knowledge on arbitration to Chambers Global Practice Guides. 

The new International Arbitration 2021 guide covers 60 jurisdictions. The guide provides the latest legal information on the impact of COVID-19, arbitral tribunals, challenges to jurisdiction, preliminary and interim relief, collection and submission of evidence, confidentiality, types of remedies, enforcement and review of awards, class action, and third-party funding.

 

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Chambers Global Practice Guide 2021: Aviation Finance & Leasing

The 2021 Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide provides expert legal commentary on the latest issues for businesses and it also covers important developments in the most significant jurisdictions. Expert insights from 32 jurisdictions are provided within the Guide which includes legal information on aircraft and engine purchase and sale, aircraft and engine leasing, aircraft debt finance, security, liens, enforcement and current legislative proposals. Walkers is pleased to have contributed to the Cayman, Guernsey and Ireland chapters following what has been a challenging 12 months for the aviation industry and we look forward to continuing to partner with our clients as we navigate the issues affecting aviation in 2021.  

The Cayman: Law and Practice chapter authors included: Global Finance and Corporate Partner James Burch, Senior Counsel Sarah Humpleby, Associate Arleth Ebanks and Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel Peter Kendall.

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The Guernsey: Law and Practice chapter authors included: Banking and Finance Partner Kim Paiva, Associate Jessica George and Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Partner Sarah Brehaut

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The Ireland: Law and Practice chapter authors included: Partner and Head of Asset Finance David McGovern, Partner Killian McSharry, Of Counsel Michael Caulfield and Tax Of Counsel Eimear Burbridge.

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To view the full Guide, click here: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2021 | Global Practice Guides | Chambers and Partners.

Reproduced with permission from Chambers and Partners (Published in August 2021)

Modified universalism: not a principle of universal application

Rosalind Nicholson, a partner with Walkers in the BVI, and John Crook, a senior associate in Hong Kong, analyse recent developments in cross-border recognition in Bermuda, Cayman and the BVI.

In today's global economy, cross-border structures, frequently including an offshore entity, have become familiar to office holders around the world. However, the territorial limits of a court’s powers can mean that such structures present obstacles with which office holders attempting to conduct an orderly and efficient winding up of a debtor's affairs need to familiarise themselves. 

 

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This was first published in the August 2021 issue (issue 259) of the Global Turnaround.

Cayman Islands: Equity Derivatives 2021

Partner Philip Paschalides and senior counsel Paul Osborne have teamed up with Lexology to provide their expert analysis in a quick reference guide on Cayman Islands equity derivatives issues.

Originally published in the sixth edition of Lexology Getting the Deal Through Equity Derivatives, the guide includes information on market structure; typical over-the-counter equity derivatives; borrowing, selling, and repurchasing shares; applicable laws and regulations for dealers and for eligible counterparties; securities registration issues; bankruptcy and insolvency risks and rules; reporting obligations; restricted periods and insider trading rules; tax issues; transaction liability regime; stock exchange filings; typical document types; legal opinions; hedging activities; regulatory authorities; clearing rules; collateral arrangements; territorial scope of regulations; registration and authorisation requirements for market participants; and recent trends.

 

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