Jack Boldarin

Jack Boldarin

Managing Partner

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Jack Boldarin is the Managing Partner of Walkers' London office and practises both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law in the Finance and Corporate practices. Under Jack's leadership Chambers has ranked the London office in Band 1 for BVI law and in Band 1 for Cayman law and (for the fourth year running) selected Jack as the leading BVI lawyer in the City, placing him as the sole practitioner in the top tier. This year Walkers' London office celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Jack Boldarin is the Managing Partner of Walkers' London office and practises both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law in the Finance and Corporate practices.  Jack spent a number of years in each of the BVI, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands and London offices of the firm.

Operating from the firm's London office, Jack leads a team of lawyers providing time-zone sensitive, dedicated BVI and Cayman Islands law assistance to clients based in Europe and Africa.

Jack specialises in banking and finance transactions (including leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity finance along with structured and asset finance) and corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, takeovers, international stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations).

Jack is ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer by Chambers and Partners and as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500, International Financial Law Review and PLC Which Lawyer.

Jack initially practised with a New Zealand law firm undertaking a wide range of corporate and finance work. He then joined a major French investment bank in London primarily working on structured finance and commodity derivative based transactions. Thereafter Jack joined the Structured and Asset Finance team at Norton Rose in London where he worked for four years specialising in structured and asset financings and on a number of infrastructure projects (including several prominent PPP and PFI projects) before joining Walkers in 2001.

Admitted in:
Cayman Islands, 2001
British Virgin Islands, 2006
England and Wales (not practising)
New Zealand (not practising)

First in Law, Victoria University of Wellington

2022 Chambers & Partners UK - Band 1 - "Jack is a top banking and finance lawyer and a pleasure to work with. He is always ready to handle difficult cases and to deal with extremely demanding clients."

2021 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner

2020 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance/Offshore) - "He is highly experienced, responsive and a pleasure to work with."

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Notable Practitioner

2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Leading Lawyer

2020 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner

2018 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance) - "Clients report that "he has been excellent to work with." 

2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

2018 Chambers UK Guide  - Cayman law Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance)

"Sources say: 'Jack is incredibly hard-working, bright and very client-focused'."

2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

"Head of corporate and finance Jack Boldarin is widely acclaimed as one of the Island's top practitioners" 

2017 Chambers UK Guide - Jack is the sole Band 1 ranked BVI lawyer in London (Corporate & Finance)

2017 Chambers UK Guide - Cayman law Notable Practitioner (Corporate & Finance)

"Jack Boldarin is regularly called upon for his in-depth knowledge of a diverse range of corporate and financing matters. Sources reveal that 'he makes you feel that you're the only person he's dealing with,' and note his 'very commercial and very practical advice'." - Chambers and Partners

2016 Chambers Global Guide - (Corporate & Finance) A Notable Practitioner

2015 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Award (2015 Winner) - For acting on General Healthcare Group's £1.5 Billion debt restructuring

2015 Deal Maker of the Year award (2015 Winner) - Finance Monthly Awards for acting on United Capital Partners Group sale of a 48% stake in VK.com to Mail.ru Group for US$1.47 billion

2015 - Asset Finance Lawyer of the Year award (2015 Winner) - Global Fund Awards

2014 - India Deal of the Year award (2014 Winner) - India Business Law Journal for acting for United Spirits, the world's second largest spirits company, on its £370 million debt refinancing in relation to its acquisition of Whyte & Mackay

2014 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Winner - for Uranium One's US$300 million senior secured notes offering

2012 Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year

2010 - IFLR 1000 - Leading BVI Lawyer

2010 Chambers Global Guide - "Market sources say he is well established and highly regarded and has been instrumental in pushing his firm forwards"

2009 Chambers Global Guide - Recommended British Virgin Islands lawyer.

2009 PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook - "Highly recommended Corporate / M&A lawyer, who is widely endorsed for his deal making process"

2009 International Financial Law Review - Recommended British Virgin Islands lawyer