The Exchange
George's Dock
IFSC, Dublin 1

+353 1 470 6600

+353 1 470 6601

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Managing Partner (Ireland): Jonathan Sheehan
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Partners: 19 (Ireland), 121 (global)
Lawyers: 71 (Ireland), 410+ (global)
Staff: 136 (Ireland), 952 (global)
Offices: Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, London and Singapore
Network memberships: Lex Mundi

Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to global financial institutions, investment banks, capital markets participants, Fortune 500 corporations, arrangers, promoters and managers, Magic Circle and AmLaw 100 law firms, accounting firms, partnerships, trust companies and other fiduciaries. Walkers has 121 partners and 952 staff, providing 24/7 service to its clients. The firm's clients include Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies, as well as the most innovative firms and institutions across the financial markets. Walkers is experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, private capital and trusts. The firm delivers clear, practical advice, based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Ireland, from ten global offices.

"Ranking among the best internationally, the Walkers 'top league team' stand out for its 'impeccable service levels."

"The team acts regularly for the biggest names in the industry and clients are impressed by the strength of its individuals, from lead partners to associates."

"A young and energetic team with a clear appetite to grow the franchise in Ireland, manifesting in a practical and client-oriented approach to all situations. Responsive, thorough and most fundamentally commercial."

"Excellent standard of service, highly responsive and a good understanding of the key issues that impact our business on each deal."

"Extremely commercial and very well regarded in the region."

"Good structuring and funds knowledge, very commercial and good technical knowledge."

"Highly skilled and knowledgeable firm with attention to detail and exceptional client relationship management."

"Overall, very reliable partner and trusted advisor. Very responsive, pragmatic and content driven."

"The firm provides a strong one stop shop service with good accessibility and good commercial understanding at a high level for complicated investment fund structures on an international level."

"The Walkers team are both responsive and knowledgeable which results in delivery of excellent service and finding pragmatic solutions to issues as they arise."

"Very focused and experienced top-tier Irish Law firm. One of the 'go-to' firms in Ireland leading the way in various sectors of the capital market space such as ILS and CLO's."

"Walkers are very professional in their work. They are clearly a Tier 1 firm and compare favourably with their counterparts."

They have a very strong grasp of commercial considerations in addition to technical legal matters. Their advice is clear, concise and comprehensive. We take great comfort in being represented by the Walkers team."

"Walkers have been exemplary in delivering our specific client requirements with a client first culture at its core."

"Walkers know the market inside out. They are extremely proficient both from a technical and commercial aspect with respect to the transactions that we work together on. The work product is always of a very high standard. Also importantly, they are, without fail, a pleasure to work with." 

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Asset backed securities
  • Asset finance
  • Asset management
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Debt listings
  • Distressed investment
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • FinTech
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurance linked securities
  • Investment funds
  • Inward investment
  • Islamic finance
  • Maritime finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private capital & trusts
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project development
  • Real estate
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Significant risk transfer (SRT)
  • Structured finance/securitization
  • Tax
  • Trade finance
  • Venture Capital

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  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
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  • Government and public policy
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