Walkers Expands With New Partners Across Global Network

10 Jun, 2013

Walkers, the leading International Financial Centre law firm, is pleased to announce a number of lawyers across its global network have been invited to join the partnership, as the firm expands further in key markets to support the continued growth and requirements of its clients.


Six highly experienced individuals have been promoted to partner, across five of Walkers’ international offices. With promotions in all of the firm’s main practice areas, this represents a significant expansion for Walkers, taking the firm’s total number of partners to 59.


Walkers’ new partners collectively represent some 75 years of legal experience and the promotions take place in the following jurisdictions and practice groups:

British Virgin Islands:   Julie Engwirda – Partner, Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands:          Matthew Goucke – Partner, Dispute Resolution
Melissa Lim – Partner, Investment Funds

Dublin:                         Andrew Traynor – Partner, Finance & Corporate

London:                       Jasmine Amaria – Partner, Investment Funds

Singapore:                   Laura Rogers – Partner, Investment Funds


“A hallmark of Walkers since it was founded almost 50 years ago has been our expertise across different practice areas, which enables us to exceed our clients’ expectations in today’s multi-jurisdictional environment,” commented Ingrid Pierce, Global Managing Partner with Walkers. “Great client service is only possible with great talent. I’m confident that Walkers is well positioned to continue as one of the leading International Financial Centre law firms by continuing our strategy of investing in the industry’s best people.”


In addition to the new partners, Walkers is also pleased to announce that six associates across its network have been promoted to the role of senior counsel, acknowledging their seniority and expertise within their various practice groups. The new senior counsel appointments – or relevant local equivalent – are as follows:


British Virgin Islands:   Oliver Clifton – Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution

Cayman Islands:          Rupert Bell – Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution
                                    Nick Dunne – Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution
                                    Shelley White – Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution

Dublin:                         Aaron McGarry –Of Counsel, Asset Finance

Hong Kong:                  Paul Aherne – Counsel, Finance & Corporate


Respected and trusted by many of the biggest clients in the business, Walkers has been instructed by all of The American Lawyer’s Top 25 firms over the past three years.  Walkers was named ‘Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 2012′ by leading legal directory Who’s Who Legal and was named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the Hedgeweek Awards 2013.


Of the 12 promotions announced today, the five based in the Cayman Islands are pending confirmation from the Immigration Department.

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