Ms Rajah Abusrewil > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
12-14 NEW STREET
ST PETER PORT
GY1 2PF
Guernsey

Work Department

Private Capital & Trusts

Position

Rajah Abusrewil advises local and international fiduciaries, family offices and UHNWIs on all aspects of wealth structuring, specialising in matters of Guernsey and Bermuda law. Rajah has extensive experience both in private practice and in-house, and has worked in London, Bermuda, Cayman and Guernsey, with more than fifteen years’ experience.

She has carved a niche as a leader in the field who specialises in advising international families and family offices on the establishment, administration and termination of trusts, foundations, family offices and related structures, including risk review and mitigation for cross-border structures. Rajah also advises on the regulatory requirements of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. 

Taking a lead in Walkers international family office offering, Rajah regularly works with clients to create bespoke tailored solutions for their family requirements.  She also focuses international business development in the Middle East region and Switzerland, coordinating with colleagues from our multiple offices.
 
Rajah is also a member of the Guernsey STEP committee, the Guernsey Finance Family Office Steering Committee and the Guernsey Association of Trustees & Guernsey Finance Liaison Committee, and is requested regularly to speak on behalf of Guernsey Finance in London and the Middle East.

Career

Prior to joining Walkers in 2019 Rajah was a Partner in a Guernsey law firm, having also previously been a multi-jurisdictional in-house counsel for an international trust company in their Cayman Islands office, and practiced as a Barrister & Attorney in Bermuda.

She qualified in Bermuda in 2009 and as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax

Walkers fields a growing team, with a strength in non-contentious private capital and trusts work. The department is led by Rupert Morris, whose practice encompasses all forms of trust and structuring work, in addition to a growing amount of instructions relating to decentralised autonomous organisation structures. Rajah Abusrewil is the name to note for wealth structuring issues. Recently promoted senior associate Nitrisha Doorasamy is a specialist in trust, foundation and family office structures. In April 2022, the group was joined by David Cooney from Collas Crill.