Investment funds specialist joins Walkers as partner


Law firm Walkers has appointed Dawn Howe as a partner in its Global Investment Funds Group. Howe, a highly regarded offshore investment funds specialist, was previously a partner at Maples and Calder in its Cayman Islands and London offices.

Howe advises upon the structuring, launch and ongoing transactions for both hedge funds and private equity funds and has advised many leading industry names. She has acknowledged expertise on cross-jurisdictional and regulatory issues affecting Cayman Islands investment funds, including issues relating to the application of AIFMD and FATCA.

She will initially be based in Walkers' London office, led by managing partner Jack Boldarin who relocated from Walkers' Jersey office earlier this year. She will work alongside Walkers' London-based investment funds partners, Jasmine Amaria, Anne Forbes-Harper and Hughie Wong, as well as David Brennand, another experienced investment funds specialist who also recently joined Walkers as a partner from Sidley Austin.

In time, Howe will transfer to Walkers' Cayman Islands headquarters, subject to the relevant immigration requirements.

“We’re particularly pleased to have someone with Dawn’s outstanding reputation join us,” said Mark Lewis, senior partner with Walkers. “She has worked with some of the most senior figures in the investment funds industry who speak in glowing terms of both her legal ability and the quality of her work.”

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