Offshore law firm Walkers has named eight new partners across its global network.
The new partners include John Gosling (Finance and Corporate) in the BVI, Julian Ashworth (Investment Funds), Rob Jackson (Finance and Corporate), David Marshall (Investment Funds) and Nicole Pineda (Finance and Corporate) in Cayman, Ashley Davies (Finance and Corporate) and Fraser Hern (Insolvency and Corporate Recovery) in Hong Kong and Anne Forbes-Harper (Finance & Corporate/Investment Funds) in London.
The move will take the firm’s total number of partners around the world to 57.
“The needs of our clients have always been the driving force for Walkers’ growth and as our clients’ needs have become more complex and crossing multiple borders, it has become more vital than ever that we have the right professionals in place to service their requirements,” said Diarmad Murray, global managing partner of Walkers. “As a result of our balanced portfolio of work and practice areas, Walkers has been able to keep growing despite the difficult global conditions of the past two years. With this latest round of well-deserved promotions, Walkers is extremely well positioned to continue exceeding our clients’ expectations as global financial markets further improve,” he said.
In addition to the new partners, Walkers is also pleased to announce that 11 associates across its global 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 are Marianne Rajic (Investment Funds) in the BVI, Philip Dickinson (Investment Funds), Richard Munden (Finance and Corporate), Lucy Nicklas (Investment Funds) and Anthony Partridge (Trusts) in the Cayman Islands, Daniel Wood (Investment Funds) in Dubai, Noeleen Ruddy (Structured Products and Capital Markets) in Dublin, Kristen Kwok (Finance and Corporate) and Michael Padarin (Investment Funds) in Hong Kong, Marc Seddon (Litigation) in Jersey and Laura Rogers (Investment Funds/ Corporate) in Singapore.