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25 November 2019

Walkers Leads Legal 500 Caribbean Guide 2020 With Lawyer Rankings

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Walkers is a leading international law firm which advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. From our 10 offices, we provide legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants and investment fund managers.
Walkers is pleased to announce that it has received 41 lawyer rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 Caribbean directory, more than any other offshore firm
Cayman Islands Law Department Performance
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Walkers is pleased to announce that it has received 41 lawyer rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 Caribbean directory, more than any other offshore firm. In the Cayman Islands, Walkers received a jurisdiction-leading 28 lawyer rankings, equating to 19.7% of the total lawyer rankings awarded.

The guide also ranked 16 practice areas from Walkers' offices in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Six practice areas are ranked as a Band 1 practices with seven others ranked in Band 2. The following practice areas achieved the top tier rating:

  • British Virgin Islands - Dispute Resolution
  • Cayman Islands - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Cayman Islands - Corporate & Commercial
  • Cayman Islands - Dispute Resolution
  • Cayman Islands - Investment Funds
  • Cayman Islands - Trusts / Private Client

Within Walkers' 41 lawyer rankings, 14 of Walkers' attorneys received the top "Leading Individual" rating from Legal 500:

Bermuda:

  • Jonathan Betts - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets and Corporate & Commercial
  • Kevin Taylor - Dispute Resolution

British Virgin Islands:

  • Oliver Clifton - Dispute Resolution
  • Rosalind Nicholson - Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands:

  • Rob Jackson - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets and Corporate & Commercial
  • Philip Paschalides - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • David Collins - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Matthew Goucke – Dispute Resolution
  • Neil Lupton – Dispute Resolution
  • Colette Wilkins – Dispute Resolution
  • Ashley Gunning – Investment Funds
  • Rolf Lindsay – Investment Funds
  • Caroline Williams – Investment Funds
  • David Pytches – Trusts / Private Client

A further 11 lawyers received the "Next Generation Partners" ranking – highlighted the strength and depth of Walkers' bench:

Bermuda:

  • Natalie Neto – Corporate & Commercial
  • Peter Dunlop – Insurance / Reinsurance
British Virgin Islands:
  • Patrick Ormond- Banking, Finance & Capital Markets and Corporate & Commercial
  • Murray Laing – Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands:

  • Paige Gaston-Thiery – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Nick Dunne – Dispute Resolution
  • Shelley White – Dispute Resolution
  • Andrew Barker – Investment Funds
  • Bicrom Das – Investment Funds
  • Theo Lefkos – Investment Funds
  • Monique Bhullar – Trusts / Private Client

Commenting on the results, Global Managing Partner Ingrid Pierce said: "I am delighted with these results which reflect the hard work and dedication of our people who continually go the extra mile for our clients. Walkers is full of talented professionals and it's great to see those listed being recognised by leading market commentators."

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