Walkers Bermuda ranked in Chambers
Walkers Bermuda has for the first time been ranked in leading global legal directory, Chambers and Partners.
In just three years of operation, Walkers Bermuda has thrived, building strong practices and an ever-increasing client base. In recognition of this growth and market impact, Walkers Bermuda’s Finance, Corporate & Funds and Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practices have now entered the Chambers and Partners rankings, with the publication highlighting the team’s dedication to delivering ‘proactive, technical and commercial’ excellence. In addition, four of Walkers Bermuda’s lawyers have been individually ranked.
The Finance & Corporate practice, led by ranked partners Jonathan Betts and Natalie Neto, has been acknowledged for their work on ‘large, complex transactions’, including capital markets transactions, asset financing and fund finance, and is praised by clients for their responsiveness and expertise.
Chambers states: “Jonathan Betts has a ‘great reputation,’ and is recognised for work on behalf of very substantial clients. He regularly advises multinational corporate clients on global M&A and finance transactions.”
Chambers adds: “Natalie Neto has a strong reputation among peers, who say she is a ‘very bright, intelligent and sharp lawyer who’s interested in developing the jurisdiction.’”
The Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice, led by ranked partners Kevin Taylor and Nicole Tovey, is acknowledged as, “a growing presence in the Bermuda market”, and for having an “impressive” client list. The publication notes their experience and involvement in financial services, insurance, trust disputes, cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, while clients remark that the team is solution-driven and able to deliver, “prompt and clear responses”.
Chambers states: “Kevin Taylor has strong experience advising on commercial disputes and insolvency. Interviewees praise him as ‘dedicated, smart and knowledgeable on Bermuda law.’”
Chambers adds: “Nicole Tovey is adept at advising on international insolvencies. One client praised her as ‘clear, concise and personable,’ while another source appreciated that she was ‘very professional and effective’.”
Kevin Taylor, managing partner of Walkers Bermuda, states: “This is a tremendous result for Walkers Bermuda. The office has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2016 and I am delighted that our team’s excellent legal service offering and hard work has been recognised by Chambers and Partners.
“We are also very proud to be part of a global firm with the highest number of practice groups ranked for offshore in this year’s Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2019.”