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Walkers ranked Top 10 in GRR 30

Walkers has retained its Top 10 position in the GRR 30 2022, GRR's annual rankings of the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Walkers Global Fintech Group Attains Chambers Band 1 Rankings Again

The Cayman Islands and Bermuda offices of international law firm Walkers have received Band 1 rankings in the third annual Chambers and Partners fintech directory.

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Latam Airlines: Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation Takes Flight

In this article, first published in INSOL World - Third Quarter 2022, Neil Lupton, Siobhan Sheridan and Chaowei Fan explore LATAM Airlines' Chapter 11 proceedings.

In 2020, in response to the devastating financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America’s leading airline group, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and various of its affiliates (including LATAM Finance Limited, Peuco Finance Limited and Piquero Leasing Limited, incorporated in the Cayman Islands (the “LATAM CayCos”)) filed Chapter 11 cases in the United States (the “LATAM Debtors”), and in respect of the LATAM CayCos, ‘light touch’ provisional liquidation proceedings in the Cayman Islands. More than two years later, as LATAM is poised to emerge from bankruptcy, this article looks back at some of the unique challenges and opportunities that have arisen as a result of these proceedings, and the valuable lessons the case offers to debtors and creditors seeking successfully to restructure cross-border operations while complying with competing corporate and regulatory regimes.

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This article was written in conjunction with Lisa Schweitzer and Alexandra Lotty of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, USA.

Killian McSharry Awarded Spot on Airline Economics' Top 40 under 40 List

Walkers' partner Killian McSharry has been recognised in Airline Economics magazine's Top 40 under 40 list for 2022. The list recognises the most outstanding young professionals in the global aviation industry. Killian was selected following strong client feedback and for his work on multiple groundbreaking deals including the US$4 billion Gilead leasing platform and subsequent deliveries to the platform, and the US$600 million Juniper Aviation Investments leasing platform.

Ireland Managing Partner Jonathan Sheehan is also recognised as a mentor in the feature for his market-leading work on the complex tax aspects of aviation finance and other deals, and for his support of emerging talent in the firm.

Commenting on the accolade, Asset Finance partner Killian McSharry, said: "I have been fortunate to work on a diverse range of transactions throughout my career at Walkers collaborating with high calibre clients and colleagues from across our award-winning global practice. I'm delighted to be recognised in this year's list and thank my peers for their feedback."

Jonathan Sheehan, Managing Partner of Walkers' Ireland office, added: "Killian is a market-leading aviation finance lawyer working at the forefront of the industry. Asset and aviation finance is a key industry group for the firm and it is great to see the practice and its lawyers recognised once again. I'm thrilled to see Killian's hard work acknowledged in this year's list and it is a privilege to be named his mentor."

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*Airline Economics Issue 68 June - July 2022

Chambers Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide 2022: Cayman Islands

In the 2022 Chambers and Partners Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide for the Cayman Islands, our aviation experts provide a comprehensive overview of the latest legal information regarding aircraft and engine purchase and sale, aircraft and engine leasing and aircraft debt finance.

This year's chapter was authored by Finance and Corporate partners James Burch and Sarah Humpleby and associate Alexandra Franklin, together with Insolvency and Dispute Resolution partner Peter Kendall.

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Chambers Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide 2022: Guernsey

In the 2022 Chambers and Partners Global Aviation Finance & Leasing Guide for Guernsey, our aviation experts provide a comprehensive overview of the latest legal information regarding aircraft and engine purchase and sale, aircraft and engine leasing and aircraft debt finance.

This year's chapter was authored by Guernsey partners Kim Paiva, Sarah Brehaut and Chris Hutley-Hurst.

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Lexology's Getting The Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy 2023 – Ireland

Ireland Regulatory partner and head of Data Privacy and Data Protection, Shane Martin, authored Lexology's Getting the Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy 2023 - Ireland chapter together with senior associate Conor Daly and Regulatory analyst Coleen Wegmann. The Regulatory team also authored last year's chapter.

Shane, Conor and Coleen answer commonly asked questions related to data privacy and protection in Ireland, including: the scope of coverage of data protection law; the role and powers of the regulatory authority; the responsibilities of data controllers; data security obligations; sharing and cross-border transfers of personal information; the rights of individuals and other topical issues.

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