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 Advises bolttech in Record Series A Financing

Walkers acted as Cayman Islands counsel to bolttech, one of the fastest growing international insurtech companies, in its US$180 million Series A funding round led by private investment firm Activant Capital Group.  The investment round is the largest series A round for an insurtech and values bolttech at more than US$1 billion, giving bolttech the insurtech unicorn status only one year after its launch in 2020.

Walkers' team was led by Singapore partner James Twigg and assisted by Hong Kong legal manager Ann Cheung.

Walkers Acts on Shui On Land's First Sustainability-Linked Bond Offering

Walkers is proud to have advised on Shui On Land's inaugural US$400 million Sustainability-Linked Bonds (SLBs) offering.  The SLBs have a coupon of 5.50% and a tenor of five years with a call feature in the fourth year.  Shui On Land’s SLBs mark an important milestone in the company’s sustainable finance journey following its inaugural green bond offering in November 2019.

Walkers advised the Issuer, Shui On Development (Holding) Limited, and the Parent Guarantor, Shui On Land Limited, on the Cayman law aspects.  Walkers' team is led by partner Kristen Kwok, with the support of Helena Chu.

Other legal advisors include Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Clifford Chance, Commerce & Finance Law Office, Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Jin Mao PRC Lawyers.

Bermuda: The World's Climate Risk Finance Capital

Join Walkers Bermuda's Investment Funds, ILS and Re/Insurance partner Sarah Demerling, alongside representatives from the Bermuda BDA, ABIR and BMA, for a deep dive webinar series on how Bermuda's regulation and stability can play a critical role in climate risk finance capital. 

Date: 21 September 2021
Time: 12.30 pm (ADT) 

Speakers:
Sarah Demerling, Partner, Walkers, Investment Funds, ILS and Re/Insurance 
Stephen Weinstein, Chair, Bermuda Business Development Agency
John Huff, President & CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurance
Ralf Kuerzdoerfer, Deputy Director, Supervision (Insurance), Bermuda Monetary Authority

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AIMA: Practical Implications of Cayman Islands AML Developments

As a stable, world-class financial centre, the Cayman Islands play a pivotal role in the global alternative investment industry. The Cayman Islands has an established AML/CFT regime but 2021 saw the Caribbean nation being added to the Financial Action Task Force’s list of Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring (the ‘grey list’). While the impact on the global investment community has been muted, Cayman is addressing the concerns expressed by the FATF in a speedy and determined manner.

Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory lead partner Lucy Frew will be joined by Maples Group partner Tim Dawson for a fireside chat webinar discussing the impact of the FATF grey listing and the ensuing updates to regulation and their practical implementations. 

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022 
Time: 10.00 am - 10.45 am (EST)

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The progress made by the government and industry to meet FATF requirements
  • Changes to the legislation in 2019 and 2020 following the Caribbean FATF Mutual Evaluation
  • A discussion of the practical implications the updated regulations
  • A high-level overview of local AML/CFT requirements, including risk assessments and appointing AML Officers
  • An anecdotal cross-jurisdictional comparison with KYC requirements of other fund establishment jurisdictions

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Walkers Sponsors Bermuda Virtual Tech Summit 2021

Walkers is pleased to announce that it is a platinum sponsor of the third annual Bermuda Tech Summit produced and hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. The theme this year is ‘Transforming the Digital Landscape’ and will take place virtually 13-15 October 2021.

Bermuda-based Corporate, Finance, Funds & Insurance Partner Natalie Neto will be one of the panelists at the upcoming event.

With countries looking for innovative ways to recover their post-pandemic economies, Bermuda is one of the leading jurisdictions to find new ways to grow. The Bermuda Tech Summit will feature the world’s leading technology thought leaders, reimagining what the future’s digital landscape will look like, providing insights and wisdom on the latest trends. And because you never know where the next spark of innovation will appear, the summit is free for all to attend.

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