Walkers Appoints Jack Boldarin as new Managing Partner in London
25 Jun, 2013
Leading international financial and transactional law firm Walkers is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Boldarin as Managing Partner in London. The appointment is one of a series of moves injecting further strength and depth to the firm’s London platform, as David Collins (Partner) and Neil McDonald (Senior Associate) also arrive from Walkers’ Singapore and Jersey offices respectively.
Named as “Deal Maker of the Year” in 2012 by Finance Monthly, Jack Boldarin specialises in Finance and Corporate transactions. Jack will head the firm’s London based team undertaking British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jersey (Channel Islands) and Irish law transactions, for clients operating from Europe (including Russia).
Jack joined Walkers in 2001 and has lived and worked in each of the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Jersey, giving him a unique ability to facilitate transactions which cross over one or more of those jurisdictions.
David Collins is a Partner in Walkers’ Finance & Corporate group and has extensive experience advising financial institutions, multinational corporations, hedge and private equity funds, issuers, borrowers and institutional investors on complex finance and corporate transactions. His finance experience stretches across a range of areas, including banking and structured finance and he also has a lengthy track record working on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions. David had been based in Singapore since 2009 and has been a Partner with Walkers since 2008, previously based in the Cayman Islands.
Senior Associate Neil McDonald was previously based in Walkers’ Jersey office and is a member of the firm’s Global Finance & Corporate and Investment Funds Groups. Neil brings to London a broad range of experience in finance and corporate transactions in Jersey, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. His principal focus is on cross-border structured finance, project finance and acquisition finance transactions; as well as general corporate matters and equity financings, joint ventures, restructurings and mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
The news also follows Walkers’ recent announcement that London-based Jasmine Amaria has been promoted to Partner, in another development which recognises the longevity of service and deep bench of Walkers’ experienced team in London. Jasmine specialises in investment funds and corporate work and has been with Walkers in London for the past six years, having joined from Slaughter and May, advising investment banks and corporate clients on a range of capital markets and structured finance transactions, as well as IPOs and investment funds.
All of these appointments reflect the firm’s growth in London and also its integration with the firm’s other European offices located in Dublin and Jersey. The rapid growth of Walkers’ business in Ireland, Jersey and London underscores the growing importance that European financial centres have in facilitating global investment flows.
“We are delighted to welcome Jack, David, Neil and Jasmine into their new roles,” said Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner. “Together, these changes reflect our desire to build on the success we have enjoyed over the last few years advising key clients through our London based offering. We have now promoted four London-based senior lawyers to the partnership in recent years.”
“Jack was a natural choice to lead us in London, where his extensive experience in global finance and corporate matters will inevitably bring him to the fore of the legal sector in the City,” Ms. Pierce added. “David and Neil offer a combination of cross-border financial and corporate expertise and will add to the depth of the London Finance and Corporate practice. Jasmine’s promotion is well-deserved and underscores our strength in this jurisdiction. We couldn’t be more delighted with these developments.”