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WALKERS

PO BOX 72,WALKER HOUSE, 28-34 HILL STREET, ST HELIER, JE4 8PN, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 700 700
Fax:
Fax 01534 700 800
Email:
Web:
www.walkersglobal.com
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London and 4 more

Jonathan Heaney

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1534 700 786
Email:
Web:
walkersglobal.com
Walkers

Work Department

Corporate, Finance and Investment Funds

Position

Jonathan Heaney is based in Walkers' Jersey office and is also a member of the firm's Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups. He has experience in a wide range of investment funds (hedge, real estate and private equity) and also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and secured lending. Jonathan has particular expertise on advising on all aspects of real estate financing and acquisitions using Jersey vehicles.

Career

Before joining Walkers, Jonathan spent five years in London and gained experience in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on cross border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Jonathan subsequently spent two years in the British Virgin Islands specialising in international and structured finance, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds. ​He joined Walkers in 2005 and was made partner in 2009. He currently manages the Jersey office of Walkers.

Member

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Education

LLB (Hons) in European Law & Languages, University of the West of England, Bristol | ADMITTED IN: British Virgin Islands; Jersey England and Wales (not practising).


Jersey

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

WALKERS acts for several banks from Russia, the Middle East and Asia, including specialist Islamic institutions. Matters handled range from asset finance, acquisition finance, lending to funds and real estate deals. Jersey office managing partner Jonathan Heaney's practice includes acquisition finance, with Nigel Weston active in Islamic and asset finance. Practice head Alexandra Corner handles fund finance facilities, often acting for well-known banks in this space. Mark Crichton is a new partner promotion.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

At WALKERS, Jonathan Heaney and Mark Crichton handle cross-border M&A, including deals in the corporate services sector, as well as matters regarding UK real estate deals. In addition, Nigel Weston has restructuring expertise. Clients also recommend senior counsel Guy Morris.

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Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Heaney - WALKERS

Within: Investment funds

WALKERS advises a plethora of top-end sovereign wealth funds and banks on limited partnership commitments into some of the largest funds in the market. Another source of work is Jersey regulatory applications for foreign funds, as is venture fund formation. Jonathan Heaney heads the practice.

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    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
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