Walkers hires partner in Cayman Islands
Walkers is plucking finance and corporate partner James Burch from its rival offshore firm Mourant Ozannes in the Cayman Islands. Burch was with Mourant Ozannes for under a year, having joined the firm from Maples and Calder, where he led the Singapore office.
Burch had been a partner at Maples since 2007. In 2011, he relocated to Hong Kong to prepare for launching the firm's Singapore office in 2012. At Mourant Ozannes, Burch was head of its finance practice.
Walkers has been in a period of growth, planning a Bermuda launch and a relaunch of its fiduciary business. Burch plans to join the firm before the end of the year.