Leanne Wallser > Walkers > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
PO BOX 72,WALKER HOUSE
28-34 HILL STREET
ST HELIER
JE4 8PN
Jersey

Work Department

Investment Funds & Corporate

Position

Leanne Wallser is a Group Partner* in the Walkers’ Investment Funds and Corporate Group and is based in the Jersey office, where she advises on all aspects of Jersey funds law, including the launch of Jersey expert and private funds.

Leanne has extensive experience representing investment fund managers, financial institutions and sponsors in relation to the structuring, establishment, operation and termination of a wide range of investment funds, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, tech and impact funds.  In addition to her funds work, Leanne advises on a range of corporate matters, including property financing and restructuring work.

She is a member of the Jersey Finance Sustainable Finanance Community of Interest Group, and a founding member of the Walkers ESG/Impact Investing Working Group.

*not admitted in Jersey and not a member of Walkers (Jersey) LLP

Career

Prior to joining Walkers, Leanne worked in the Jersey, London and Hong Kong offices of another leading offshore law firm from 2003 to 2019.  As part of her previous role, she was seconded to act as General Counsel for the firm’s administration business where she assisted with the establishment of its UK business.

Memberships

Member of Jersey Finance Socially Responsible Investment Working Group
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Education

Qualifications:
LLM – Master of Laws in Professional Legal Skills – Distinction
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills – Very Competent
Bachelor of Science, Law and Psychology, University of the West of England, UK

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Investment funds

The Walkers investment funds practice handles matters throughout a fund’s lifecycle, assisting funds, intermediaries and fund service providers in cooperation with colleagues throughout the firm’s office network. The group has expertise in fund formation and regulation, restructurings and reorganisations, acquisitions and redomiciliation. Jonathan Heaney  heads the department and is an English solicitor, BVI attorney and Jersey advocate, specialising in fund structuring and launches. Dilmun Leach is a core team member whose practice spans fund establishment and restructurings, across a wide range of asset classes, including CLOs and open-ended hedge funds. Leanne Wallser is an expert in private equity and real estate, and is active in the sustainable finance space.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Smart, efficient, informed and responsive‘, the team at Walkers is praised by clients for bringing ‘a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table‘. The group is well-versed in a variety of corporate transactions, including M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and management buy-ins and buy-outs, backed up with expertise in Jersey regulations. Jonathan Heaney  heads the group, specialising in M&A and corporate group structuring. Christopher Reed, Leanne Wallser and Dilmun Leach are the names for funds work. Joining from Ogier in 2021, senior counsel Tatiana Collins has developed a strong practice relating to on- and offshore corporate transactions.