Walkers adds 25 Bermuda Registered Associates in Asia: Becoming the second largest Bermuda legal offering in the region
Hong Kong, 12 January 2021
Walkers is pleased to announce that 25 of its lawyers based in Asia have been accepted as Registered Associates (RAs) of the Bermuda Bar.
This comes as the firm celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Bermuda office, underscoring the continued investment and commitment to delivering premier offshore legal and corporate administration services across the three key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands to Asia-based clients.
The team of Asia located Bermuda RAs consists of a broad swathe of partners and lawyers across Walkers' three core practices of Investment Funds & Corporate, Finance and Insolvency, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution. In addition to the expansion of the Bermuda legal services team, Walkers Professional Services are able to provide corporate administration, independent directors and board governance advisory services, providing a one-stop legal and corporate services solution for Bermuda companies.
Andy Randall, Managing Partner of Walkers Hong Kong states: "We are committed to delivering the same tier-one legal advice for Bermuda as we have for Cayman Islands and BVI in this region. For us, that means it is not good enough to have merely one or two lawyers able to advise on Bermuda law, but a deep bench of lawyers across all our key practice areas, which our clients can trust and rely on."
Kevin Taylor, Managing Partner of Walkers Bermuda adds: "The addition of Asia-based RAs further strengthens our global Bermuda offering. In Bermuda, we've grown to be the third largest international law firm on the island in just five years, and this demonstrates just how much of a gap there was in the Bermuda legal market and how attractive clients have found our commitment to the delivery of excellence. Walkers are proud to be flying the Bermuda flag and to represent the legal professional community on the global stage."
The key Walkers Asia Bermuda contacts are:
Rupen Shah, Partner – Hong Kong
Shirleen Tan, Partner – Singapore
Investment Funds & Corporate
Nicholas Davies, Partner – Hong Kong
Jo Lit, Partner – Hong Kong
Mark Cummings, Partner – Hong Kong
James Twigg, Partner – Singapore
Insolvency Restructuring & Dispute Resolution
Joanne Collett, Partner – Hong Kong
Adam Hinks, Counsel - Singapore