Mr Dilmun Leach > 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

Dilmun Leach is a Group Partner in Walkers’ Jersey Investment Funds & Corporate practice group, advising on a range of funds, corporate and regulatory matters.

Dilmun’s funds practice involves the establishment and restructuring of investment funds in a range of asset classes including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, CLOs/debt, and open-ended hedge funds. He advises on the establishment and licencing of fund managers and investment advisers in Jersey, and setting up various fund satellite vehicles including carry and co-investment vehicles, and alternative investment and securitisation vehicles.

Dilmun’s corporate practice includes private equity transactions, and mergers and acquisitions including regulated trust and corporate services providers. Dilmun advises on capital markets including in relation to Jersey companies listing on various exchanges including NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

On regulatory matters Dilmun advises on all aspects of financial services laws and regulations, from the Jersey AIFMD regime, financial services law, insurance law, to anti-money laundering and novel asset classes such as medicinal cannabis and cryptocurrency.

Dilmun is an active member of the Jersey finance industry, and has spoken on funds, corporate and regulatory matters at events in Jersey, London and New York. He is involved in the development of new laws and products such as the Jersey Private Fund, LLC, and ESG initiatives.

Career

Dilmun qualified in 2009 with Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and spent five years in their London office, including a six-month secondment to Bell Gully in Wellington, New Zealand. He moved to an offshore firm in Jersey in 2012. He became a group partner and head of the Jersey funds team at an offshore firm in 2017, where he spent three years growing and building the corporate and investment funds practice group from the ground up.

He joined Walkers as a Group Partner in November 2020.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Investment funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Dilmun LeachWalkers

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.