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Walkers grows Channel Islands team with former Top 35 Under 35 hire

07/02/2019 News Team

Offshore law firm Walkers' expansion in the Channel Islands has continued with two new senior counsel and four new associates further bolstering its Channel Islands banking & finance and private capital practices.

2016 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35, Sevyn Kalsi, has joined Walkers, as a senior counsel in its private capital and trusts team. He is experienced in advising high-net and ultra-high-net worth individuals, family and trust offices, private banks, corporate trustees, settlors, beneficiaries and intermediaries on all aspects of trusts, foundations and private capital.

He has joined from Ogier where he has worked since 2014. Prior to that he was at London law firm New Quadrant Partners. Mr Kalsi also has particular expertise with cross-jurisdictional trust and corporate restructuring matters including the re-domiciliation of companies both into and out of Jersey.

Walkers’ head of the Channel Islands, Fraser Hern, commented: “Sevyn’s hire is part of a well thought out plan not only to expand our Channel Islands business as a whole, but also to target the private capital sector in particular noting the incredible network of high-net worth, ultra-high-net worth and family office clients that the firm has worldwide, and the need for such clients to receive the same innovative and Tier 1 client service that our institutional client base has enjoyed for such a long period of time. Sevyn has a key role in the development of our private capital business, and we are excited by both his technical expertise and innovative style in finding solutions for clients”.

At the same time, Jon Le Rossignol joins Walkers as senior counsel in the banking & finance team. Mr Le Rossignol is returning to Jersey having spent the last five years practising Jersey law in London at Mourant, prior to which he spent six years in London and Hong Kong with Allen & Overy. Mr Le Rossignol has broad experience advising both lenders and borrowers on banking and finance matters involving Jersey entities. He has particular expertise in the financing and corporate restructuring of Jersey investment holding structures. 

Mr Le Rossignol’s arrival further strengthens the Jersey transactional teams which benefitted recently from the recruitment of new senior associates, Dan Perkins and Louise Hamilton and associates James Shannon, Meg McAuley and James Barker-Willis.

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