Two Bermuda associates are being seconded to Walkers’ Hong Kong office next month.
The firm said the move is in response to continued growth in demand for Bermuda legal services at its Asia offices.
It will also provide the lawyers, Shannon Dyer and Ben Green, with opportunities to continue their professional development in one of the world’s major financial centres.
Walkers has had offices in the region since 2003, and a team of more than a team of over 175 based in Asia.
Mr Dyer is a senior associate in the Bermuda insolvency & dispute resolution practice where he specialises in insurance and reinsurance disputes, regulatory disputes and investigations, and general commercial litigation and arbitration.
Prior to joining Walkers, he was legal counsel at Bermuda’s financial regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, within the policy, legal, and enforcement departments.
He said: “I look forward to providing Bermuda law advice in real time to the benefit of our Asian clients.”
Mr Green is an associate in the Bermuda finance and corporate team. He has experience advising lenders in relation to financing transactions, including in the shipping and aircraft space, and has been involved in advising Asian banks and other financial institutions since Walkers’ Bermuda office opened in January 2016.
He also advises on a range of corporate matters, including mergers, amalgamations, continuations and discontinuations. He was recently recognised in the 2019 IFLR 1000 as a rising star in the field.
Mr Green said he looked forward to joining the team in Hong Kong. He added: “Being based in the same time-zone as our Asian clients is a real advantage and a great opportunity to promote Bermuda legal services in the region generally.”
Kevin Taylor, managing partner of Walkers Bermuda, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer Shannon and Ben the opportunity to live and work in a city like Hong Kong.
“There is no better way to gain experience than to immerse yourself in a new culture and interact with clients from the region on a daily basis. We have no doubt that Shannon and Ben will demonstrate the depth of legal talent in Bermuda and enhance our service offering in Asia.”
Andy Randall, managing partner of Walkers Hong Kong, said: “Walkers’ firm culture revolves around high achievement through training, support and development. We regularly second associates to our offices around the globe.
“Our strategy has always been to listen to our clients and their needs, then exceed them. We continue to see an increase in demand for Bermuda legal services in Asia and Walkers is very pleased to welcome Shannon and Ben to the Hong Kong team.”