10 Walkers' Lawyers Recognised in Asia Business Law Journal's Top 50 Offshore Lawyers 2022

10 lawyers across Walkers' Bermuda, Cayman, Hong Kong and Singapore offices have been recognised in the Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of top offshore lawyers.

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Walkers Celebrates Record 72 Lawyer Rankings in Chambers Global Guide 2022

Walkers is celebrating a record year as 72 of its lawyers have been included in the guide, representing an 18% uplift from the 2021 guide.

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Walkers Launches Online AML Training Solution in Bermuda

Walkers Professional Services has announced that it has launched an innovative e-Learning Anti-Money Laundering Training platform in Bermuda.

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Walkers Maintains Tier 1 Ranking in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2022 edition

Walkers Dubai has reinforced its preeminent position as the go-to offshore law firm in the region with a top tier status in Legal 500's EMEA 2022 edition.
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Walkers and Tramontana Shortlisted for the Financial Times Europe Innovative Lawyers Awards 2021

Walkers Ireland LLP are proud to have been shortlisted in the Sustainable Finance category for the Financial Times Europe Innovative Lawyers Awards 2021 for our work with Tramontana Asset Management ("Tramontana") on their Carbon ABS Programme.

The FT awards acknowledge the most innovative lawyers and legal work across Europe. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the prioritisation of sustainability and how the legal sector can bring good to business and society, particularly in these challenging times. The 2021 awards include 109 shortlisted entries across 14 categories submitted by 62 law firms operating in Europe. The 2021 law firm rankings will be announced at a Financial Times event on 14 October 2021.

Walkers worked alongside Linklaters LLP and Tramontana on the establishment of their innovative Carbon ABS Programme which repackages Carbon allowances to meet the growing investor demand for sustainable investment opportunities and ESG investments. Tramontana has experienced very strong investor demand for the product, with in excess of 1.5 billion Euros of Carbon ABS issued across multiple series in 2020 alone.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Walkers Partner Matt Hedigan, said: "This shortlisting demonstrates our commitment as a firm to structuring complex and sustainable cross border financing solutions. Tramontana's platform was among the first to successfully use an Irish Section 110 company to repackage carbon offsets. This structure, and the recognition from the Financial Times, strengthens Ireland’s position as a green finance hub and leading location for structured finance transactions. Congratulations to Paul Jackman, Bharath Manium and the Tramontana team. This is well deserved recognition for their hard work as energy transition industry leaders in bringing this cutting edge product to market"

Tramontana Managing Director, Paul Jackman added: "We are delighted that one of our sustainable finance solutions has been recognised by the Financial Times. Tramontana continues to work on specialised financing solutions designed to accelerate Energy Transition and to combat Climate Change." Managing Director, Bharath Manium, also said: "It is a fantastic achievement to be recognised through this shortlisting for our efforts in advancing the Energy Transition agenda. We believe carbon pricing will be the cornerstone of the journey to net zero and we are immensely proud to have successfully established a platform to help scale and advance the carbon asset class."

Linklaters LLP Partner Vinay Samani also added, “It was a pleasure to work alongside Tramontana and Walkers to develop this innovative solution which underscores the important role finance plays in the path to net-zero. It was particularly pleasing to be able to leverage our strength in structured finance to help the Tramontana team deliver carbon offset exposure to a new investor base. We look forward to working with the Tramontana and Walkers teams on future sustainable finance initiatives.”

The Walkers team was led by Finance Partner Matt Hedigan, together with Head of Tax Jonathan Sheehan, Of Counsel Tax Eimear Burbridge, Regulatory Partner Niall Esler and Finance Associate Andrea Gleasure as well as Fiona de Lacy Managing Director and Brendan McCauley Vice President at Walkers Professional Services.

To read more about the Financial Times Europe Innovative Lawyers Awards and to view the full 2021 shortlist, please click here: https://lawyerseurope.live.ft.com/

Walkers' Guernsey team retains market leading rankings in Dispute Resolution and Insurance with 19 lawyers ranked across seven practice areas

Walkers' Guernsey team has retained its market leading rankings in Dispute Resolution and Insurance work in the latest Legal 500 guide, which has recognised 19 of the firm's Guernsey lawyers for their work across seven practice areas.

The independent directory highlights the work of five of Walkers' band-one ranked Dispute Resolution team; four lawyers in each of Walkers' Banking & Finance, Corporate and Investment Funds teams; three in the Insurance and Private Client, Trusts and Tax teams, and two in the Employment Law team.

Walkers continues to grow its team in Guernsey, which is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary, with recent arrivals including senior counsel Chris Hutley-Hurst and Alex Wickens, and associates Jessica George, Katherine Jensen, Chris Knowles, Pascalle Palmer and Marcel Treurnicht.

Fraser Hern, the head of Walkers' Channel Islands business, said: "Retaining our market-leading rankings in Dispute Resolution and Insurance and seeing more of our people recognised by Legal 500 than ever before is a clear testament to the hard work and skill of our Guernsey team after a period that has presented challenges to all businesses.

"It is particularly pleasing to see the quotes gathered by Legal 500's independent researchers, which consistently refer to our depth of knowledge and our range, and global perspective across key offshore jurisdictions.

"That global perspective is a key differentiator for us. As the largest offshore law firm we are able to leverage the expertise and experience of our expert teams across Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore, and this is a point that resonates with our international client base."

The latest edition of Legal 500 recognises: Alison Ozanne (Dispute Resolution) in its Hall of Fame; Sarah Brehaut (Dispute Resolution), Kate Storey (Insurance) and Rupert Morris (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) as Leading Individuals; Zoë Hallam and Kim Paiva (Banking & Finance), Sarah Ash (Employment) as Next Generation Partners; Alex Wickens (Banking & Finance), Jessica Robinson (Corporate & Commercial), Chris Hutley-Hurst (Investment Funds), and Victoria Pratt (Employment) as Rising Stars.

In addition, Matt Sanders (Corporate), Adam Cole, Helena Lavin and Jamie Bookless (Dispute Resolution), Adam Pickering (Insurance), Rajah Abusrewil and Nitrisha Doorasamy (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) are all individually recognised by Legal 500.

Walkers Launches Online AML Training Solution in Bermuda

Walkers Professional Services ("WPS") has announced that it has launched an innovative e-Learning Anti-Money Laundering Training platform in Bermuda, further adding to the client focused services that WPS offers through digital means.

The Bermuda Monetary Authority ("BMA") requires regulated financial institutions to undertake Anti-Money Laundering ("AML") and Anti-Terrorist Financing training at least annually. Compliance with this requirement is assessed during a BMA onsite inspection and an annual AML audit.

The online platform enables users to access training on the AML regime through a sophisticated e-Learning module, which is regularly updated to ensure any changes to the AML regime are captured. For ease of use, the training is accessible via desktop or mobile device.

Speaking to the new product offering, Michael Wynne, Senior Vice President of WPS shared: "We are delighted to be able to offer this technology to the Bermuda market. Now more than ever, there is strong demand in the industry for a dynamic online training tool that allows users to access materials on demand. Users can move at their own pace as the training is self-administered, allowing them to fully grasp each concept and consider application of AML requirements in real-time."

WPS' ongoing investment in technology and process driven applications ensures that clients benefit from Walkers' extensive risk, regulatory and compliance expertise. The e-Learning AML Training platform is designed and administered by International Compliance Association designated compliance professionals and is fully compliant with applicable regulations and BMA guidance.

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19 Walkers' Jersey lawyers recognised in latest edition of Legal 500

19 Walkers' lawyers in Jersey have been recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 directory, which has seen the firm retain its team rankings with Hall of Fame lawyers, Leading Individuals and Next Generation Partners in each of its practice groups.

The rankings recognise more of Walkers' Jersey team than ever before, with the growing team seeing five lawyers ranked for each of its Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial and Investment Funds practice groups, along with four for Dispute Resolution and three for Private Client, Trusts and Tax.

The recognition from the independent researchers comes after a further year of sustained growth in Walkers' Jersey office, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In the last 12 months the office has seen the arrivals of senior counsel Matthew Dibb, senior associates Antonia Hull and Olivia Palloch, and associates Claire Barbesol, Jenny Brunton, Marco Carossa, Luke Steele, Alice Wight and Charlotte Yates – all nine have joined Walkers from offshore competitors or UK firms.

Fraser Hern, the head of Walkers' Channel Islands business, said: "It is pleasing to see so many of our talented people recognised in this way by Legal 500, and also to see the outstanding client feedback cited by the researchers.

"This demonstrates that we have kept up the excellent levels of client service that is the Walkers hallmark, despite the disruption and changing market conditions of the last 12 months, and the growth that we have seen as we invest and recruit across our legal practice groups."

Jonathan Heaney, the managing partner of Walkers' Jersey office, added: "What sets us apart – and this is a point referenced in the client feedback – is the way that we integrate our advice across legal practice groups and offices. As the largest offshore law firm we are able to leverage the expertise and experience of our expert teams across Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore, and this is a point that resonates with our international client base."

The latest edition of Legal 500 recognises: Nigel Sanders (Dispute Resolution) and Jonathan Heaney (Investment Funds) in its Hall of Fame; Alexandra Corner and Nigel Weston (Banking & Finance) and Jonathan Heaney (Corporate & Commercial) as Leading Individuals; Marc Seddon (Dispute Resolution), Robert Dobbyn (Private Client, Trusts and Tax), Dilmun Leach (Investment Funds) and Daniel Read (Employment) as Next Generation Partners; and Julia Keppe (Banking & Finance), James Turnbull (Dispute Resolution); Sevyn Kalsi (Private Client, Trusts & Tax) as Rising Stars.

In addition, Louise Hamilton and Tristan Maultby (Banking & Finance), Olivia Palloch, Christopher Reed and Tom Fothergill (Corporate & Commercial), Fraser Hern (Dispute Resolution), and Leanne Wallser and Tatiana Collins (Investment Funds) are all individually recognised by Legal 500.

Walkers London-based BVI, Bermuda & Cayman law teams retain top tier ranking in Legal 500

Walkers London office has again retained its tier-one status, in the latest edition of Legal 500, for the provision of BVI, Bermuda and Cayman law. Walkers is the largest offshore firm in London and provides time zone sensitive Bermuda, BVI and Cayman law support to clients in the EMEA region.

The rankings see office managing partner Jack Boldarin (Banking & Finance) and partner John O'Driscoll (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution) retain their Leading Individual rankings, along with Next Generation Partner Mark Galazzi and Rising Star Catherine Overton (both Banking & Finance).

There is also recognition for Walkers' London partners Matthew Bloomfield (Investment Funds), Sara Hall (Regulatory), Fraser Hern (Insolvency & Dispute Resolution), Neil McDonald (Corporate M&A), Tatziana Paraguacuto (Investment Funds) and Hughie Wong (Investment Funds) all individually recognised.

Client feedback cited by Legal 500's independent researchers stated that: "They have top-to-bottom excellence and have really invested in building a team that delivers at all stages of a matter. Their style of communication is straight up and commercial and that makes them an invaluable resource for problem solving."

Jack Boldarin said: "We are delighted to once again retain our tier-one ranking, which reflects the commitment and enthusiasm of our supremely talented colleagues over the course of what has been in some ways a challenging year for businesses of all kinds.

"The endorsements from our clients and peers is particularly pleasing, as it reflects the enormous effort and investment that has gone into recruiting and growing our London team, and ensuring that we can maintain excellent levels of client service and responsiveness at a time when premium client engagements have grown exponentially.

"As we mark our 20th anniversary here in London, it is pleasing to see independent research and testimony confirming our standing as both the largest and most preeminent offshore law firm in London."

Note: Walkers does not practise English law and instead works alongside leading international law firms to provide integrated offshore and onshore support

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