Walkers' growth in Jersey continues with the arrival of Advocate Tatiana Collins as a Senior Counsel in the firm's Investment Funds & Corporate Law Practice Group.
Tatiana – who is admitted in Jersey, Cayman and England & Wales – joins Walkers from another offshore firm, and has more than ten years' experience in private practice in Jersey, London, Cayman and Frankfurt.
Tatiana advises on funds and corporate transactions including the establishment, management, re-structuring and liquidation of various types of funds and corporate structures, tax and regulatory matters, structured acquisitions and disposals of assets across Europe and financing and re-financing arrangements. She has significant experience with Venture Capital, Real Estate and Private Equity funds.
Jonathan Heaney, the Managing Partner of Walkers' Jersey office commented: "We are delighted to welcome Tatiana to our growing team. Her experience both onshore and offshore fits perfectly with our international approach to law, and her expertise in Jersey fund and corporate work makes her a very welcome addition to the Investment Funds & Corporate Law Practice Group."
Fraser Hern, the Head of Walkers' Channel Islands business, said: "Tatiana combines the technical excellence, collaborative approach and international outlook that differentiates the Walkers offering from our competitors.
"As we continue to grow our Channel Islands and London offices in line with our market-leading presences in Asia and the Caribbean, bringing more outstanding lawyers such as Tatiana into our team benefits her new colleagues, the wider organisation and our valued clients."
Tatiana has worked in Jersey since 2014 and previously worked with an international law firm in London and Frankfurt, including a secondment to an international investment management firm.
Walkers' Jersey office has grown by more than 75% in the last 18 months, with other more recent hires including Group Partner Dilmun Leach (Investment Funds & Corporate); Senior Counsel Matthew Dibb (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution) and Julia Keppe (Banking & Finance); Senior Associates Tom Fothergill and Olivia Palloch (Investment Funds & Corporate), and Associates Charlotte Matthews and Clare Barbesol (Insolvency and Dispute Resolution) and Matthew Tout and Alice Wight (Banking & Finance).