The latest rankings published by premier legal directory Chambers and Partners in its 2014 Asia-Pacific Guide has reaffirmed Walkers’ position as the leading pan-Asian provider of offshore legal services.
Chambers ranks Walkers as a “Band 1” law firm in Asia-Pacific in the offshore category. Clients cited the firm’s broad regional coverage, with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, and its breadth of experience and continuity of personnel within the team. This follows similar rankings from IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 “Asia Pacific 2013” directory, which named Walkers in Hong Kong as a ‘Tier One’ firm in the offshore category.
“We are thrilled to be recognised again by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a top-tier firm in the region,” said Andy Randall, Managing Partner of Walkers’ Hong Kong office. “Walkers has experienced tremendous growth across Asia and we’ve established a dynamic ongoing presence in the region, with more than a decade in Hong Kong and five years in Singapore. These rankings reinforce the investments in talent we’ve made and our deep focus on complete client satisfaction and service.”
Walkers Hong Kong office is one of the largest of the offshore law firms in the Asia-Pacific region and provides a full service offering of real-time British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice during Asian office hours. Its Singapore office acts as a hub for servicing clients and financial institutions in South East Asia and India and is able to provide seamless, time-zone-friendly BVI and Cayman Islands offshore legal services to clients throughout Asia. The firm also provides Irish and Jersey legal services through its global network.
“Once again being recognised as a top-tier Pan-Asian firm by a leading legal guide is very gratifying, especially as we celebrate our five year anniversary this year” said John Rogers, Managing Partner of Walkers’ Singapore office. “The rankings reflect the exceptional talent of our team in Asia, which offers on-the ground support and deep expertise ranging from investment funds and M&A to banking and finance.”
The publication’s editorial commentary on Walkers in Asia noted that the firm was described by one commenter as the “best offshore law firm in Asia…responsive and easy to deal with; they will go the extra mile to find a solution in complex transactions.”
The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. To view the rankings, please visit: www.chambersandpartners.com/16084/553/Editorial/8/1.
From offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Ireland, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore, Walkers provides legal services to leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers, and growth-and middle-market companies.
Walkers’ expertise has been validated by numerous awards including “Offshore Law Firm of the Year” by Alpha Magazine, The Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer? and Asian Legal Business. Walkers has also been honoured as the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook Leading Cayman Islands Law Firm, Who’s Who Legal Law Firm of the Year: Cayman Islands and has shared honours for “Offshore Legal Team of the Year” by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).