Walkers has been named the Leading Cayman Islands Law Firm by legal directory ‘Who’s Who Legal’. It is the third time that Walkers received the accolade after 2006 and 2007.
Partners from Walkers’ Cayman Islands office received sufficient nominations from their clients and peers to be listed 13 times across four practice areas in the 2011 Who’s Who legal directory, which identifies the foremost legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law in over 100 countries.
With 13 partners recognised in the 2011 Who’s Who Legal Directory – in the areas of Private Funds, Insolvency and Restructuring, Business Crime and Aviation Finance – Walkers had more lawyers listed than any other firm in the country, the law firm said in a statement.
“By winning this award, Walkers demonstrates the exceptional breadth, depth and calibre of its expertise,” said Callum Campbell, Who’s Who Legal Editor in Chief. “We are delighted to recognise the firm once again as the leader in Cayman Islands.”
The Who’s Who Legal Awards are based on a number of factors, including general feedback from clients and counterparts at other firms received during the research process, past performance in the research and the overall number of votes cast in favour of firms.
“We are of course extremely delighted to receive this recognition as the leading Cayman Islands law firm,” said Diarmad Murray, global managing partner of Walkers. “Many publications claim to recognise legal excellence over the course of the year but few are as prestigious as ‘Who’s Who Legal’ which conducts its independent research with private practice lawyers and general counsel of repute. This award is testament to the strength of our offering in the Cayman Islands and the high regard that our attorneys are held by our clients and their peers.”
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers acts as a source of reference for purchasers of legal services seeking to corroborate the reputations of expert lawyers recommended to them by another party. It is impossible to buy an entry into this publication and only lawyers who have met independent international criteria are listed, Walkers noted.