Walkers has once again displayed its strength with a market-leading 58 lawyers and 20 practice areas ranked in the recent IFLR 1000 legal directory.

Eight of Walkers' offices have been included in the guide, five practice areas were awarded the top tier 'Tier 1' status and 10 practices were awarded 'Tier 2' status. Furthermore, five of the firm's 58 lawyers received the top "Market Leader" rating from IFLR 1000, the most of any offshore firm.

Walkers' five 'Tier 1' practices for 2020 are:

  • Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation (Ireland)
  • Finance & Corporate (British Virgin Islands)
  • Finance & Corporate (Cayman Islands)
  • Investment Funds (Cayman Islands)
  • Offshore Finance & Corporate (Hong Kong)

This year marks the most ever Walkers rankings in the annual ILFR, with 20 ranked practice areas, indicative of the firm's growth and dominant position in the offshore legal market.

In Ireland, of the eight ranked practice groups for Walkers, two market leading practice areas ranked under new tables for the jurisdiction this year – Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation (Tier 1) and Asset Finance (Tier 2). Walkers' Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) offices were each recognised.

Walkers' market leading lawyers recognized by IFLR 1000: