Walkers looks east for new business

| 24/08/2009

(CNS): Walkers has announced that it has launched a new specialist business practice covering the Central and Eastern European Region (CEER) with the aim of increasing local accessibility to offshore legal services as well as provide greater support to clients doing business in Russia and theseother expanding markets. Advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Jersey, Walkers’ said the new CEER Business Practice will offer the firm’s full range of services.

The legal firm said that the initiative would be spearheaded by partner Jack Boldarin who has relocated to Europe in order to provide time-zone relevant support. “Boldarin is admitted as an attorney in both the Cayman Islands and the BVI, where he has headed up the finance and corporate department for the past three years. Now based in Walkers’ Jersey office, he will receive the support of a dedicated group of partners and associates drawn from Walkers’ London and Jersey offices,” Walkers added.

Boldarin has received numerous recognitions from the leading legal commentators for his work with Walkers both in the Cayman Islands and the BVI, with recommendations from the International Financial Law Review and Chambers Global Guide. In addition, the PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook ranked him in the top tier of Banking and Finance lawyers in the BVI and the Legal 500 directory said Boldarin was "widely acclaimed as one of the islands’ top practitioners".

Walkers stated that with oldarin’s commercial expertise across transactions and products in the emerging Eastern European economies and Walkers’ reputation as the legal counsel of first choice on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions, clients in the region can rely on receiving the most relevant, commercially aware advice to best meet their objectives

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