Mr Jonathan Heaney > Walkers > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate, Finance and Investment Funds


Jonathan Heaney specialises in M&A transactions involving regulated financial services business, corporate real estate acquisition and financing and investment fund matters.

He has more than 15 years’ experience as an offshore lawyer and is recognised in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.

Jonathan has practised in London, BVI and Jersey, advising on all elements of funds, corporate and finance work, including many of the biggest transactions involving global corporate services providers.

Jonathan is admitted in both Jersey and BVI, and is a member of the firm’s Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups.

He has been part of Walkers’ Jersey team since 2007 and is the managing partner of the firm’s Jersey office.


Before joining Walkers, Jonathan spent five years in London and gained experience in corporate and commercial law with two international firms with an emphasis on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Jonathan subsequently spent two years in the British Virgin Islands specialising in international and structured finance, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds. He joined Walkers in London in 2005 and was made partner in 2009 and managing partner of the Jersey office in April 2014.


Jonathan speaks French and German.


Member of the Law Society of England and Wales


LLB (Hons) in European Law & Languages, University of the West of England, Bristol | ADMITTED IN: British Virgin Islands; Jersey England and Wales (not practising).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan HeaneyWalkers

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.

Jersey > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Jonathan HeaneyWalkers

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.