Walkers Legal Internship Programme nurtures future talent

Walkers is delighted to announce that its Legal Internship Programme ran for three weeks, from 17 July to 4 August.  Hosting 10 students this summer, the programme was designed to provide these aspiring legal professionals with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a leading global law firm.

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Jan Golaszewski joins Walkers team in London as Insolvency & Dispute Resolution partner

Leading offshore Insolvency & Dispute Resolution lawyer Jan Golaszewski has joined Walkers team in London in a lateral partner hire from another offshore law firm in the City.

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What can we learn from recent enforcement actions in the Cayman Islands?

Walkers' regulatory partners Lucy Frew and Ian Mason consider the learning points for financial services providers (FSPs) from recent enforcement actions by Cayman regulatory bodies.

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Walkers announces 29 senior legal and professional services promotions

Walkers, the international financial services firm, is boosting its legal and professional services teams with 28 senior promotions effective from 1 July.

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Fiona MacAdam Speaks on Border Crossing Podcast: Cayman Island New Chief Restructuring Officer Regime

Fiona MacAdam has recently featured on the Border Crossing Podcast, hosted by Chip Hoebeke, discussing the recent Cayman Island new Chief Restructuring Officer Regime. 

The podcast, Border Crossing: Essential information and opportunities for international businesses, with Chip Hoebeke, is designed to help listeners get a better understanding of some of the most important current issues and problems that affect international businesses. The host, Chip Hoebeke, examines the new chief restructuring officer regime in the Cayman Islands, which was introduced on 31st August 2022 and has made cross border business rescue and restructuring activities far more practical.  

Podcast: Restructuring Officer Regime Overview

Podcast: A Delve into the Detail

Chip heads up both the consulting division and the turnaround and restructuring practice for the firm Rehmann in the US.

Latam Airlines: Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation Takes Flight

In this article, first published in INSOL World - Third Quarter 2022, Neil Lupton, Siobhan Sheridan and Chaowei Fan explore LATAM Airlines' Chapter 11 proceedings.

In 2020, in response to the devastating financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America’s leading airline group, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and various of its affiliates (including LATAM Finance Limited, Peuco Finance Limited and Piquero Leasing Limited, incorporated in the Cayman Islands (the “LATAM CayCos”)) filed Chapter 11 cases in the United States (the “LATAM Debtors”), and in respect of the LATAM CayCos, ‘light touch’ provisional liquidation proceedings in the Cayman Islands. More than two years later, as LATAM is poised to emerge from bankruptcy, this article looks back at some of the unique challenges and opportunities that have arisen as a result of these proceedings, and the valuable lessons the case offers to debtors and creditors seeking successfully to restructure cross-border operations while complying with competing corporate and regulatory regimes.

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This article was written in conjunction with Lisa Schweitzer and Alexandra Lotty of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, USA.

Chambers Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide 2022: Guernsey

In the 2022 Chambers and Partners Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide for Guernsey, our aviation experts provide a comprehensive overview of the latest legal information regarding aircraft and engine purchase and sale, aircraft and engine leasing and aircraft debt finance.

This year's chapter was authored by Guernsey partners Kim Paiva, Sarah Brehaut and Chris Hutley-Hurst.

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Killian McSharry Awarded Spot on Airline Economics' Top 40 under 40 List

Walkers' partner Killian McSharry has been recognised in Airline Economics magazine's Top 40 under 40 list for 2022. The list recognises the most outstanding young professionals in the global aviation industry. Killian was selected following strong client feedback and for his work on multiple groundbreaking deals including the US$4 billion Gilead leasing platform and subsequent deliveries to the platform, and the US$600 million Juniper Aviation Investments leasing platform.

Ireland Managing Partner Jonathan Sheehan is also recognised as a mentor in the feature for his market-leading work on the complex tax aspects of aviation finance and other deals, and for his support of emerging talent in the firm.

Commenting on the accolade, Asset Finance partner Killian McSharry, said: "I have been fortunate to work on a diverse range of transactions throughout my career at Walkers collaborating with high calibre clients and colleagues from across our award-winning global practice. I'm delighted to be recognised in this year's list and thank my peers for their feedback."

Jonathan Sheehan, Managing Partner of Walkers' Ireland office, added: "Killian is a market-leading aviation finance lawyer working at the forefront of the industry. Asset and aviation finance is a key industry group for the firm and it is great to see the practice and its lawyers recognised once again. I'm thrilled to see Killian's hard work acknowledged in this year's list and it is a privilege to be named his mentor."

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*Airline Economics Issue 68 June - July 2022

Chambers Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide 2022: Cayman Islands

In the 2022 Chambers and Partners Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide for the Cayman Islands, our aviation experts provide a comprehensive overview of the latest legal information regarding aircraft and engine purchase and sale, aircraft and engine leasing and aircraft debt finance.

This year's chapter was authored by Finance and Corporate partners James Burch and Sarah Humpleby and associate Alexandra Franklin, together with Insolvency and Dispute Resolution partner Peter Kendall.

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