Firm Profile > WALKERS > St Peter Port, Guernsey
12-14 NEW STREET
ST PETER PORT
WALKERS > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 2
WALKERS has expertise across the finance space, and is particularly well-connected in Asia with strong relationships with the Singapore branches of several investment banks. Sam Shires has a track record of handling acquisition and real estate finance, as well as handling vessel finance - an area in which Matt Sanders is also active. Kim Paiva is a key counsel - she has particular expertise in aviation finance. Senior counsel Zoe Hallam relocated from the firm's Cayman office, bringing with her fund finance expertise.
‘The team is always happy to go the extra mile to assist, and all its work is very timely and accurate.’
‘The team is very friendly and approachable at all levels.’
‘Kim Paiva is very pleasant do deals with, very professional and always personable – she keeps clients informed as to developments relevant to them and takes a practical approach to transactions.’
Bank of Nova Scotia
Nordic Aviation Capital
Corporate and M&A Tier 2
WALKERS works with leading UK and international firms on a range of international deals, as well as handling agenda-setting local work. Many mandates are cross-border with the BVI and Cayman Islands. Cross-border restructurings are another key area of expertise, while the firm is particularly popular with Middle Eastern and Asian clients. The key partners in the team are Sam Shires and Matt Sanders, with Stephen Ozanne a key senior counsel.
‘The corporate team is friendly, reactive, efficient and very approachable – the quality of work is excellent and great value for money.’
‘Matt Sanders is a key point of contact for corporate service providers regarding challenging clients.’
‘Senior counsel Kim Paiva is approachable, responsive and friendly.’
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Asset Risk Consultants
International Administration Guernsey
Stafford Capital Partners
Dispute resolution Tier 2
With the well-regarded Alison Ozanne at the helm, WALKERS regularly acts on highly contentious trust disputes for an extensive list of high-profile private clients and trustees. The team also leverages the firm’s international offshore presence to attract multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and insolvency instructions, while also acting on a number of regulatory enforcement proceedings in the domestic market. Sarah Brehaut assists on the full range of matters, and has accordingly received strong client praise.
‘One of the best in the business‘
‘All partners and associates are quite superb‘
‘Demonstrates a genuine concern for the client’s interests and well-being‘
‘Walkers provides Alison Ozanne with a clear platform to display her unique and extraordinary talents on a global scale‘
‘Alison Ozanne is a passionate Guernsey advocate with an incredible intellect and capacity for hard work and client relationship management‘
‘Expertise that doesn’t disappoint‘
‘Sarah Brehaut has a skill for thinking outside of the box‘
‘Laurent Thibeault turns his hand to challenges very fast‘
David Bates, ex Marlborough Trust Company director
Active Fund Services
Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Employment Tier 2
WALKERS’ employer-oriented practice now counts three dedicated employment law professionals owing to the addition of equality and discrimination law counsel Sarah Ash. The team's client base comprises a mix of local employers and international institutions including banks, multinationals and trust companies, with common mandates including unfair dismissal disputes, bonus scheme and contract reviews, senior-level departures, discrimination and misconduct claims and compromise agreements. Practice head Louise Hall often works with the corporate department to provide employment advice on M&A transactions.
Insurance Tier 2
WALKERS has recently experienced a significant expansion of its insurance offering following the addition of renowned insurance expert Kate Storey from Appleby. The full-service practice provides leading advice on the establishment and administration of captive insurance vehicles, insurance-linked securities and alternative risk transfer transactions, collateralised reinsurance transactions and general regulatory advice. On the corporate side, the firm handles M&A transactions, joint venture terminations and the creation of insurers in the Guernsey market.
‘A dedicated team with recognised expertise and a proven ability to solve problems as well as providing practical advice‘
‘Kate Storey is an acknowledged expert in the area of pension longevity‘
Clare Management Company
ClaRe PCC Limited
Avantis Limited (formerly Heritage Group)
Gower Financial Services
WALKERS has expanded its private client and trust offering with a number of specialist hires and now offers a full-service non-contentious offering to a client roster of international family offices, trust companies, HNWIs, local fiduciaries and international banks. Recent mandates have highlighted the practice’s expertise with structuring and restructuring global wealth and asset protection structures, trust administration and management, regulatory and fiduciary duty advice and wealth relocation exercises. Practice head Rupert Morris also fields expertise concerning semi-contentious trust split-ups and “dry trust” liquidation.
‘Thorough and practical‘
‘Bespoke and user-friendly’
‘Walkers provides excellent, responsive service together with practical advice adding value throughout’
‘Rupert Morris is extremely accommodating, sharp and attuned to the more subtle points surrounding this area of law. He “gets it” without any effort and is always two steps ahead’
‘Rupert Morris provides exceptional service and is proactive and responsive’
Rothschild Trust (Guernsey) Limited
Imperium Trust Company Limited
Trust Corporation of the Channel Islands (TCCI)
David Rubin & Partners
Estera Fiduciary Services (Guernsey) Limited
Alpha & Omega Global Investments Sarl
TT International Limited
Stevens & Bolton LLP
WALKERS > Firm Profile
Walkers is one of the largest and most prestigious offshore law firms. It provides first-class, commercially focused advice that is attuned to clients’ requirements and facilitates their businesses. Walkers advises global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and high net worth individuals on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland and Bermuda*. The Channel Islands offices work seamlessly with the firm’s global network of offices across the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Europe. This unique global footprint makes Walkers one of the leading international offshore law firms globally. The firm regularly advises clients on all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Principal areas of work include all facets of banking and finance, corporate and capital markets, employment, investment funds, insolvency and dispute resolution and private capital and trusts.
Employment: Providing high calibre advice on the full cycle of both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Clients derive from both local Guernsey and Jersey entities as well as the offshore arms of leading, global financial institutions and corporates across various industry sectors.
Insolvency & Dispute Resolution: Advising private equity funds, hedge funds, investment banks, fund managers, administrators, corporates and insolvency practitioners on high value, multijurisdictional and complex insolvency and dispute resolution matters.
Investment Funds & Corporate: Advising banks, fund managers, hedge funds, prominent private equity firms, investment managers both locally and globally on complex domestic and cross border transactions, with first-hand extensive experience in M&A, corporate re-organisations, fund formation, fund financing, investment vehicles, IPOs and joint ventures.
Banking & Finance: Representing both local and international financial institutions, banks, corporates, funds, private equity providers on complex, cross border transactions with extensive experience in asset finance, derivatives, distressed investment, real estate finance and leveraged real estate acquisitions and structured products and capital markets.
Private Capital & Trusts: Providing ultra-high net worth individuals, their advisors as well as many of the leading local and international trustees, family offices and other financial institutions, with advice on all forms of contentious and non-contentious trusts advice, regulatory requirements and private capital and structuring matters.
|Employment||Louise Hall||Louise.Hall@walkersglobal.com||01481 748 909|
|Insolvency and Dispute Resolution||Alison Ozanne||Alison.Ozanne@walkersglobal.com||01481 748 905|
|Investment Funds and Corporate||Matt Sanders||Matt.Sanders@walkersglobal.com||01481 748 914|
|Banking and Finance||Sam Shires||Sam.Shires@walkersglobal.com||01481 748 916|
|Private Capital and Trusts||Rupert Morrisemail@example.com||01481 748 936|