Mr Alex Wickens > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Alex Wickens is an experienced Banking & Finance lawyer specialising in real estate financing and Islamic financing matters in Walkers’ Guernsey law team.

He is ranked as a Rising Star for Guernsey Banking & Finance work by Legal 500.

Alex has almost a decade’s experience in private practice in Guernsey, and advises clients on complex structuring arrangements on acquisitions and disposals of UK commercial real estate assets, advising on both borrower and lender side.

He also advises on Islamic finance structures in respect of real estate holdings, and on fund financing matters.

Alex also has in-house experience, having undertaken a six-month project with a Guernsey financial services provider.

Career

Prior to joining Walkers in 2021, Alex practised with another offshore law firm in Guernsey. His work included a six-month secondment to a client, supporting its General Counsel function during a remediation exercise.

Alex has been admitted in England & Wales since 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Rising stars)

Alex Wickens – Walkers

The Walkers banking and finance offering is a single unit across the Channel Islands, with expertise in finance transactions for real estate and funds, Islamic finance, as well as debt capital markets. Jointly leading the team are Zoë Hallam , who specialises in assisting borrowers and lenders with subscription and net-asset-value facilities;  and Kim Paiva, who is an expert in shipping and aviation finance. Senior counsel Alex Wickens joined from Collas Crill in October 2021, bringing with him knowledge in real estate finance, and the ability to advise on Shariah-compliant finance structures.