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WALKERS

12-14 NEW STREET, ST PETER PORT, GY1 2PF, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 723723
Fax:
Fax 01481 723023
Email:
Web:
www.walkersglobal.com
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London and 4 more

Sam Shires

Tel:
Work +44(0)1481723723
Email:
Web:
walkersglobal.com
Walkers

Work Department

Investment Funds and Corporate

Position

Sam Shires is a partner based in Walkers Guernsey office, where he is head of the local Corporate and Investment Funds Groups.

Sam advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate law, including investment funds. His investment fund experience includes advising promoters, managers, administrators and custodians in relation to the establishment, operation and regulation of open and closed-ended investment funds. His general corporate law experience includes corporate transaction work and financing transaction work.

Career

Sam trained and qualified in New Zealand where he specialised in bank financing and capital markets work.  In 2004 he moved to Guernsey, initially working with another major Guernsey law firm before helping to establish the corporate and investment funds practice of the predecessor firm to Walkers (Guernsey) LLP.

Languages

English

Education

Admitted In:
Guernsey
England and Wales (not practising)
New Zealand (not practising)

Qualifications:
LLB (Hons)
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
LLM, University of Cambridge, UK


Guernsey

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

WALKERS has expertise across the finance space, and is particularly well-connected in Asia with strong relationships with the Singapore branches of several investment banks. Sam Shires has a track record of handling acquisition  and real estate finance, as well as handling vessel finance - an area in which Matt Sanders is also active. Kim Paiva is a key counsel - she has particular expertise in aviation finance. Senior counsel Zoe Hallam relocated from the firm's Cayman office, bringing with her fund finance expertise.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Sam Shires - WALKERS

Within: Corporate and M&A

WALKERS works with leading UK and international firms on a range of international deals, as well as handling agenda-setting local work. Many mandates are cross-border with the BVI and Cayman Islands. Cross-border restructurings are another key area of expertise, while the firm is particularly popular with Middle Eastern and Asian clients. The key partners in the team are Sam Shires and Matt Sanders, with Stephen Ozanne a key senior counsel.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

WALKERS advises a number of managers, many of real estate funds, on various issues concerning the uses of Guernsey protected cell companies. The team also handles investor-side work for sovereign wealth funds. Matt Sanders and Sam Shires - key names in the firm's broader corporate, finance and funds practice - lead agenda-setting mandates. Among the firm's senior counsel ranks, Stephen Ozanne is a new promotion and Zoe Hallam joined from the firm's Cayman office.

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