Mark Galazzi > Walkers > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Mark Galazzi is a partner in Walkers’ London office where he is a member of the firm’s Global Finance and Corporate Practice Groups, and heads the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Asset Finance team in the European timezone.
Mark trained with a Magic Circle firm before moving offshore – he has 13 years’ experience in private practice in London, Jersey and Singapore, and is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner.
He has extensive experience in advising on both BVI and Cayman Islands laws, and has a strong international practice that covers a broad range of finance and corporate transactions, including listings, aviation and maritime finance and SPAC activity.
Mark has a busy lender-side finance practice, as well as a significant practice working with private banks in London and Switzerland focused on aviation, maritime and real estate financing for HNWIs.
Mark is a member of the Walkers’ Global Asset Finance Group.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2012, Mark worked in the London and Singapore offices of Linklaters in their Project Finance team.
He trained and qualified at Linklaters, and advised public and private companies, asset management groups, banks and other financial institutions on project, acquisition and structured financings, syndicated and secured bank loans as well as inbound and outbound financing transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
He was a member of the Linklaters India Group and had a three-month secondment at Rio Tinto plc.
The British Virgin Islands
England and Wales (not practising)
Bachelor of Arts Combined Studies (BACS) History with Politics and Sociology, University of Southampton
Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law in Guildford
Legal Practice Course, Oxford Law School
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Operating at ‘the top of the market’, Walkers’ Cayman Islands focused practice is highlighted for its robust expertise across banking and finance, investment funds and litigation. Managing partner Jack Boldarin is consistently singled out for his transactional expertise in BVI law. Backed by an enviable client roster made up of leading US and European banks and energy companies including Saudi Aramco, the team has an extensive coverage across the EMEA region. Key contacts include newly promoted parter Catherine Overton, joint heads of insolvency Fraser Hern and John O’Driscoll , and Sara Hall who heads the regulatory practice. Tatziana Paraguacuto co-heads the investment funds practice with Hughie Wong . On the asset finance side, Mark Galazzi is the key name. The group also has a London based Bermuda team led by Neil McDonald and Patrick Ormond who is rated by clients.
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