Firm Profile > WALKERS > St Helier, Jersey


Banking and finance Tier 2

Covering a full spectrum of finance work, WALKERS is active for both borrowers and lenders across a highly internationalised deal sheet. Nigel Weston has a strong practice in the real estate finance space among other heavyweight deals, and in particular is well connected in the Middle East. Alexandra Corner is active in fund and real estate finance. While part of the corporate practice Jonathan Heaney also continues to be involved in the Battersea Power Station project. Christophe Kalinauckas is a key senior counsel, with three more appointments at that level coming in the form of Jon Le Rossignol and Louise Hamilton from Mourant, and Tristan Maultby from Carey Olsen.

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‘Julia Keppe is personable and technically excellent – she has a good understanding of clients’ businesses, strong client care skills, commercial awareness and lots of experience.’

Key clients


Trident Energy

VSK Holdings

VR Global

Syon Securities

CGL Gaming PLC

Apex Group Ltd

Arzan Financial Group

Capital markets Tier 2

At WALKERSNigel Weston and senior counsel (and head of the listings practice) Christophe Kalinauckas handle a range of listing work, covering all manner of debt instruments.

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

At WALKERS, practice head Jonathan Heaney's recent M&A activity has involved deals in the corporate services space, as well as matters concerning prestige London real estate deals structured through Jersey companies. Group partner Christopher Reed is a July 2019 promotion and fellow group partner Leanne Wallser joined in September 2019 from Mourant - on top of funds work, her work has included natural resources deals. Senior counsel Guy Morris  is also involved in a number of deals and Dan Perkins is a key senior associate.

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The firm is made up a number of ex-City practitioners, so are used to the response times and quality of advice that we need. We also find them very user friendly.’

Key clients

Apex Group Ltd

Babylon  Holdings Limited

Arzan Financial Group for Financing and Real Estate

General Electrical Company


Orion Resource Partners

Dispute resolution Tier 2

WALKERS' growing disputes practice covers the full spectrum, with particular bright spots in insolvency, trusts and commercial matters. Nigel Sanders, in addition to accepting mandates as a Jersey law expert in cases abroad, handles disputes including complex trust litigation, cross-border asset tracing and tax information exchange matters. Group partner Fraser Hern's mandates include international insolvency and security enforcement matters, while Marc Seddon's work has included cases at the interface of employment and commercial litigation as well as trusts cases. James Turnbull and Niall MacDonald are two key senior associates in the team.

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Consolidated Minerals Limited

Werksmans Attorneys

Jersey Mutual

United Energy Group Plc

Employment Tier 2

At WALKERS, senior counsel Daniel Read advises employers on all manner of things ranging from work permit advice and contested departures to the enforcement of restrictive covenants. The team also handles a number of matters for smaller employees. The firm's litigation practice is also involved in many cases which cross over with more general commercial disputes. Niall MacDonald is a notable senior associate.

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The Walkers team were both professional and very approachable with a great experience depth in their sector, so I had total confidence with them. They were committed to my employment dismissal case and able to provide commercial insight, being with personally empathetic at the same time guiding through a very difficult time for my family.

‘Louise Hall has huge experience with employment law and is pragmatic and very approachable.’

‘Marc Seddon brings commercialism and expertise through his supportive litigation skills in the negotiating compromise agreements.

‘Dan Read simply is one of the best employment law counsels in the island, with excellent technical knowledge and UK bar experience background. Dan is an ultimate professional and we appreciate that he went the extra mile in a very complicated case.’

Key clients

Consolidated Minerals


Vet Partners Limited

Investment funds Tier 2

WALKERS advises on a range of funds mandates, from handling co-investment structures on large private equity funds through to start-up hedge funds and work for managers seeking to invest in unusual assets. Jonathan Heaney handles instructions for a number of prestige clients and new managers alike, as well as advising well-known asset managers on complex regulatory issues. Group partner Leanne Wallser joined from Mourant in 2019 - her recent work has included hedge and real estate fund matters. Christopher Reed is also active in funds service licencing matters on top of structuring work.

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Key clients

Infinity Investment Partners Limited

The Global Opportunities PC/Kimberley PCC

Westbrooke Alternative Asset Advisers

Davidson Kempner

Apache Capital Partners

Harbert Management Corporation

Bennelong Asset Management

Themelio Partners

Private client, trusts and tax Tier 2

Robert Dobbyn heads a WALKERS practice that advises HNW families from Asia, the Middle East and beyond, and their advisers, on creating and managing wealth structures. Marc Seddon, who also handles some contentious work, is active in regulatory matters and issues against a backdrop of foreign tax law, and his work has included matters concerning employee benefit trusts. Senior counsel Sevyn Kalsi, in addition to connections in mainland Europe, advises members of Indian communities worldwide.

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‘The lengths with which the team at Walkers go to foster genuine relationships with their clients is to be commended. They act as a family and as a unit and they are a pleasure to work with. No request is too much trouble and they are timely and diligent with their advice. The practice is broad so whether you have a trust law related query or something touching on the litigious, they are ready and willing to help. Working with the team at Walkers is like working with an extension of our in-house team.’

‘Robert Dobbyn is a truly wonderful lawyer and a gem of a human being. He is always calm and considered and has a lovely manner. He is very accessible, responsive and pragmatic and he will fight your corner putting the client first when considering his advice.’

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 Jersey and Guernsey entities as well as the offshore arms of leading, global financial institutions and corporates across various industry sectors.

Insolvency and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Marc Seddon +44 (0) 1534 700 761
Investment Funds and Corporate Jonathan Heaney +44 (0) 1534 700 786
Banking and Finance Alexandra Corner +44 (0) 1534 700 778
Private Capital and Trusts Robert Dobbyn +44 (0) 1534 700 773
Employment Daniel Read +44 (0) 1534 700 764
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Alexandra Corner  photo Ms Alexandra Corner Alexandra Corner joined Walkers’ London office in 2006 and moved to the…
Mr Mark Crichton  photo Mr Mark Crichton Mark Crichton is a Jersey Advocate and partner in Walkers’ Global Investment…
Mr Robert Dobbyn  photo Mr Robert Dobbyn Robert is based in Walkers’ Jersey office.  He provides advice and drafting…
Mr Jonathan Heaney  photo Mr Jonathan Heaney Jonathan Heaney is based in Walkers’ Jersey office and is also a…
Mr Fraser Hern  photo Mr Fraser Hern Fraser joined Walkers in 2009 where he specialises in all forms of…
Mr Guy Morris  photo Mr Guy Morris Guy Morris is a Senior Counsel based in Walkers’ Jersey office where…
Mr Marc Seddon  photo Mr Marc Seddon Marc Seddon joined Walkers’ Jersey office in 2007 where he is a…
Mr Nigel Weston  photo Mr Nigel Weston Nigel Weston is based in Walkers’ Jersey office and heads up the…