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Walkers

Walkers

48 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0EJ
United Kingdom

Phone+ 44 2072 204 999
Fax + 44 2072 204 998

Law Firm Overview

Walkers based in the Cayman Islands with offices in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jersey and London, offers high-level skills across the legal spectrum. The firm was named 2006 "Offshore Law firm of the Year" by The Lawyer, who credited Walkers with "the strategic reshaping of the offshore market" and was also named Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year by Whos Who Legal. Walkers acts for a wide range of clients including major financial institutions, investment banks, leading law and accounting firms, major corporations of all kinds, partnerships, trust companies and other fiduciaries representing almost every country in the world.

Walkers focuses principally on corporate and international finance law with an emphasis on capital markets and structured finance, asset finance, hedge funds and private equity. The firm's aim is to provide clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in the Cayman Islands, BVI and Jersey. Walkers is experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions and welcomes a close working relationship with clients and their professional advisers.

Named by HedgeWorld Limited as the top law firm for hedge funds by total assets of funds and assets of non-US funds, Walkers has an international reputation as the leading hedge fund and private equity funds practice in the Cayman Islands, advising the best-known asset managers, promoters and institutional investors in the investment world for more than four decades. Walkers is also internationally recognized as having the premier insolvency and restructuring group in the Cayman Islands with an experienced commercial litigation, private client and trust department as well as specialist banking, trust disputes, insurance and regulatory groups.

Walkers is a registered listing agent of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX), which provides a listing facility for all forms of mutual funds and specialist debt securities, including asset backed and credit linked notes and collateralize bond and loan obligations. Walkers provide a 'one stop shop' to clients who wish to list any form of debt securities and equity interests in mutual funds on the CSX. As a result, the time it takes to obtain a listing, as well as the costs of a listing, are kept to a minimum.

Walkers SPV Limited is a licensed trust company and mutual fund administrator, wholly-owned by Walkers, with a branch office in Tokyo. It provides experienced and expert management and administration of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), directorship and trustee services to Cayman domiciled investment funds as well as registered office and secretarial services for many companies and partnerships of all types.



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