Funds Associate

Date: 5 Jul 2024

Location: KY

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

Overview of role

We are seeking to fill the role of Associate, an individual who will match the below key skills and qualifications to join our dynamic and high achieving supportive culture. Suitability qualified Caymanians and RERC holders preferred.

Duties, Responsibilities & Person Specification

  • Providing technically sound advice and highly responsive service to clients.
  • Developing and expanding client relationships important to the Firm’s success at the same time becoming a valued resource to clients.
  • Providing advice on a wide range of investment funds matters including hedge, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, credit, debt, venture capital, cryptocurrency and blockchain.
  • Providing advice with respect to corporate transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions, series financings and corporate reorganisations.
  • Supporting colleagues, senior counsel and partners on matters.
  • Using the global network to build the Firm resources.
  • Maintaining a sustained record of revenue generation and profitability
  • Adhering to Firm's values, professional ethics, and procedures
  • Participating in the development of the practice’s know-how, share knowledge, and occasionally participate in conferences, seminars and internal training.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified in the Cayman Islands or in another Commonwealth jurisdiction, in the latter case with a minimum of 3 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Minimum of an Upper Second-Class Honours law degree; from a Tier 1 University preferred.
  • Experience working in a top-tier international or leading offshore law firm.
  • Proven track record in managing complex legal transactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform above and beyond expectations in a fast-paced and high-performance culture while delivering an accurate and timely work product.
  • Highly skilled and proficient in written and verbal communication.
  • Experience working with legal precedents and law firm management tools including timekeeping and billing systems.  
  • Relevant business development and marketing experience within a top tier international or leading offshore law firm. 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, a team player, willing to support others regardless of personal role or task and to help others in identifying development needs and subsequent training.

 

Walkers offers a dynamic working environment with opportunities for career progression and an excellent remuneration package, including a discretionary performance based bonus, pension and fully covered health insurance for employees and 5 weeks' vacation.

Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.