HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walkers is pleased to announce that Mark Cummings has joined its Hong Kong office, further strengthening the firm’s position as a leading Pan-Asian provider of offshore legal services.
Mark Cummings joins the office’s Investment Funds group as Counsel. He previously worked at Appleby Global and has extensive experience in advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, with regard to structuring and establishing investment funds, both private equity and hedge funds. Mark has been practising offshore since 2007, having spent a couple of years based in the Cayman Islands before moving to Asia.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Mark as we celebrate our tenth anniversary in Hong Kong,” said Andy Randall, Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office. “Our continued success in Hong Kong is based on the deep expertise and substantial experience of our legal talent. Adding a top-calibre practitioner such as Mark enables us to retain our competitive advantage in the region."
“We’re seeing an increasing need from clients for in-depth and real-time legal advice on offshore issues,” said Denise Wong, a partner in the Global Corporate and Investment Funds Groups of Walkers' Hong Kong. “Mark, with his particular expertise in hedge funds and private equity, will be a valuable asset, augmenting the offering from our current team and demonstrates Walkers' continued commitment to developing its leading Asian presence.”
Walkers' Hong Kong office, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary on September 12, 2013, 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, supported by a global network of international offices. Walkers was ranked as a “Tier One” firm in the offshore category of The Legal 500 “Asia Pacific 2013” directory. Andy Randall noted, "The Walkers expansion in the region, across our Hong Kong and Singapore offices, is a remarkable growth story and I am delighted to toast our tenth anniversary in Hong Kong."
The Investment Funds and Corporate team provides advice on mutual and hedge funds, private equity funds and unit trusts, as well as mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, take-privates and public offerings of shares of offshore companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange.
Walkers is internationally recognised as one of the leading global offshore investment funds practitioners. On March 1, 2013, the readership of Hedgeweek voted Walkers ‘Best Offshore Law Firm’ in its fourth global Hedgeweek Global Awards. The honour was based on the results of the publication’s annual survey of nearly 60,000 subscribers, which sought to determine the ‘best in class’ in a range of categories.
From offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, 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).
For more information on Walkers, visit us on the web at www.walkersglobal.com or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Walkers by phone, call our Hong Kong office at +852 2284 4566 or our Cayman Islands office at +1 345-949-0100.