Ms Kim Paiva > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking & Finance


Kim Paiva is a Group Partner in Walker’s top-tier Guernsey Banking & Finance team – she has 15 years’ experience in private practice in onshore and offshore roles, and leads the Guernsey acquisition finance and general secured lending team.

Kim has a broad range of expertise encompassing Banking & Finance and Corporate law matters, and specialises in acquisition and asset financing deals, advising borrowers and lenders predominantly in London and within the Channel Islands on matters of Guernsey law.

She is part of the market-leading Walkers Global Aviation Group, and advises both owners and financiers in relation to transactions involving aircraft registered or to be registered on 2-REG (Guernsey’s Aircraft Registry).

Kim has ten years’ experience advising on Guernsey law, and also advises on leveraged finance, and in acquisitions of regulated trust and company services providers.

Having spent five years practising in South Africa’s largest law firm, Kim also works with clients from South Africa on funds and private capital matters, advising clients in respect of asset protection and succession planning structures.


Prior to relocating to Guernsey at the beginning of 2009, Kim practised as a corporate and commercial attorney at one of South Africa’s largest law firms, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, where she worked in the Corporate and M&A teams.

On arriving in Guernsey at the start of 2009, she practised in the Business and Trust Law team at another leading offshore firm, before joining Walkers in September 2010. She became a Group Partner in October 2020.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

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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.