Walkers

Cayman Islands

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

International law firm Walkers’ Cayman Islands office was founded in 1964 on Grand Cayman and has since become one of the Cayman Island’s leading firms in financial and corporate law.

The firm maintains 10 offices globally, in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore. It has an expanded global presence due to its membership in LexMundi.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is known widely for its top tier work in the financial and corporate practice, where partners advise clients in bond issuances, ABS, CLOs, strategic and private equity acquisitions, aircraft financing and general corporate financing. It also works with investment funds in fund formations and investments. It is especially active in the aviation industry.

In addition to Cayman Islands law, the firm can also practice under Bermuda, BVI, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey law.

 

Key clients

Key clients for the firm include Airborne Capital, Aviation Capital Group, Air Lease Corporation, JP Lease, Apollo Global Management and Redding Ridge Asset Management.

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Throughout the research period, the firm conducted a plethora of financing deals, especially in the aviation industry. Many of the matters were ABS and other aircraft financing transactions. It also worked on several investment fund related matters, including fund formations and investments.

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Airborne Capital $637 million Tailwind 2019-1 ABS issuance

JP Lease $553.6 million JOL Air 2019-1 ABS issuance

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Asset finance

“Extremely responsive, user friendly and adaptive to client needs. They do put an effort to ensure we come out collaboratively with value as working partners rather than providing commoditized advice.”

“Amazing client service and deep industry knowledge.”

 

Financial services regulatory

“Qualified staff, local knowledge and expertise, regulator relationships, responsive, professional.”

 

Investment funds

“Detail oriented, timely responses.”

“Fantastic communication. Concepts and processes are explained thoroughly. Very fast response time. Extremely organized and always prepared. Estimates are always in line with final bills.”

“Walkers is very reliable, responsive, business friendly and efficient.”

“Highly knowledgeable and very responsive. Walkers puts a very high premium on client service.”