Experienced lawyer Shumona Neswar has joined Walkers’ Private Capital & Trusts team in Guernsey.
Shumona (pictured), who joins Walkers from another leading offshore firm in Guernsey as an associate, has both onshore and offshore experience as a private wealth lawyer. She is fully STEP qualified and specialises in advice in relation to Guernsey trust and foundation structures, and in advice relating to underlying assets.
The addition of Shumona brings Walkers’ Guernsey Private Capital & Trusts team to eight lawyers, led by partner Rupert Morris and group partners Rajah Abusrewil and David Cooney.
She follows senior associate Aaron Sanders who joined the team earlier this year as part of Walkers’ strategic growth in the region. The firm has recently moved to new, larger premises in St Peter Port to accommodate the further planned expansion.
The Walkers Private Capital & Trusts teams in Guernsey and Jersey advise on the laws of Bermuda, BVI and Cayman as well as the laws of the Channel Islands.
The team is ranked in the top tier by Legal 500.
Rupert, who leads Walkers’ Channel Islands Private Capital & Trusts group, said: “Our positioning advising on five laws from two offices is resonating with our local and international client base who see the benefits of an authentically jurisdiction-neutral approach on offshore structuring options.
“Shumona’s experience – both in onshore and offshore private practice and on the fiduciary side – adds further weight to our tier one ranking, as we continue to grow in terms of market share.”
Matt Sanders, the managing partner of Walkers’ Guernsey office, added: “Adding further experience in Guernsey law further strengthens our excellent private capital and trusts offering in the jurisdiction.
“We are very pleased to welcome Shumona to Walkers as we continue our strategic growth here in the region.”