The Exchange
George's Dock
IFSC, Dublin 1

+353 1 470 6600

+353 1 470 6601

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Managing Partner (Ireland): Garry Ferguson
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Quick facts:

Partners: 19 (Ireland), 115+ (global)
Lawyers: 71 (Ireland), 380+ (global)
Staff: 130+ (Ireland), 880+ (global)
Offices: Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, London and Singapore
Network memberships: Lex Mundi

Walkers is a global, integrated and market leading financial services law firm practicing multiple laws across its network. Its Irish office provides market leading Irish legal, tax, listing and professional services solutions to local and international financial institutions, investment managers, hedge funds, private equity groups and corporations. The firm has a considerable global presence with 10 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia (Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, London and Singapore), with 115+ partners and 870+ staff providing a 24/7 service to its clients who are at the cutting edge of capital markets, aviation, asset management, investment funds, private equity and cross-border finance.

"Ranking among the best internationally, the Walkers 'top league team' stand out for its 'impeccable service levels."

"The team acts regularly for the biggest names in the industry and clients are impressed by the strength of its individuals, from lead partners to associates."

"A young and energetic team with a clear appetite to grow the franchise in Ireland, manifesting in a practical and client-oriented approach to all situations. Responsive, thorough and most fundamentally commercial."

"Excellent standard of service, highly responsive and a good understanding of the key issues that impact our business on each deal."

"Extremely commercial and very well regarded in the region."

"Good structuring and funds knowledge, very commercial and good technical knowledge."

"Highly skilled and knowledgeable firm with attention to detail and exceptional client relationship management."

"Overall, very reliable partner and trusted advisor. Very responsive, pragmatic and content driven."

"The firm provides a strong one stop shop service with good accessibility and good commercial understanding at a high level for complicated investment fund structures on an international level."

"The Walkers team are both responsive and knowledgeable which results in delivery of excellent service and finding pragmatic solutions to issues as they arise."

"Very focused and experienced top-tier Irish Law firm. One of the 'go-to' firms in Ireland leading the way in various sectors of the capital market space such as ILS and CLO's."

"Walkers are very professional in their work. They are clearly a Tier 1 firm and compare favourably with their counterparts."

They have a very strong grasp of commercial considerations in addition to technical legal matters. Their advice is clear, concise and comprehensive. We take great comfort in being represented by the Walkers team."

"Walkers have been exemplary in delivering our specific client requirements with a client first culture at its core."

"Walkers know the market inside out. They are extremely proficient both from a technical and commercial aspect with respect to the transactions that we work together on. The work product is always of a very high standard. Also importantly, they are, without fail, a pleasure to work with." 

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