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Leading international financial services firm, Walkers, has appointed respected finance and corporate lawyer Rob Jackson as its new managing partner for the Cayman Islands. He succeeds Tim Buckley, who retires from the firm in June.
Rob will lead the Cayman Islands team of more than 400 lawyers, professionals and staff providing legal and corporate services to the world’s leading companies and financial institutions.
Ingrid Pierce, global managing partner for Walkers, comments: “Rob is the perfect choice to take over the reins. He is extremely highly regarded within the firm and across the market, and has played an instrumental role in developing our Cayman practice. I’ve no doubt he will build on the fantastic work Tim Buckley has done for Walkers and our clients for many years.”
As he takes up the new role, Rob Jackson adds: “It’s a privilege to lead such a talented team. We’ve got a clear plan in place and will maintain our focus on understanding the needs of our clients, staying ahead of the market and making Walkers a great place to work. I’m passionate about giving our people and local talent the opportunity to build a career and fulfil their potential.”
Rob will continue to advise clients on high value, high profile cross-border transactions. Consistently ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers Global Guide, he is recognised as one of the leading finance and corporate lawyers in Cayman.
Since joining Walkers in the Cayman Islands in 2005, he has advised on a broad range of complex finance and corporate transactions involving Cayman Islands entities. His clients include leading international banks and financial institutions, private equity houses and major public and private companies,
Prior to joining Walkers, Rob was a member of the acquisition finance team at Lovells in London (now Hogan Lovells) for five years, where he specialised in secured cross-border leveraged finance transactions. He also spent seven years at Barclays Bank PLC.
After reading law at Bristol University, Rob qualified as an English Solicitor with Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown International LLP) and was admitted as an Attorney at Law in the Cayman Islands in 2005.
Outside of work Rob is a keen competitive sailor.