Walkers' partners, Ingrid Pierce and Caroline Williams are the recipients of the 2020 IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide award for the Americas region. The IFLR1000 is a leading legal directory, which ranks the world's most prominent financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Ingrid and Caroline are among 69 women in the Americas recognised in the annual index and are the sole representatives in the Cayman Islands.
The Top Women Leaders award recognises women at the top of their professions who have impressive track records and are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service. The recipients are chosen through a rigorous research process based on transactional experience and market feedback.
Ingrid Pierce is Walkers' Global Managing Partner and heads the Global Investment Funds Group. She has extensive industry experience and is recognised as one of the world's leading investment funds lawyers. She is regularly featured in top legal directories as a market leader, described as a "phenomenal" lawyer and is sought for her thought leadership. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and guest commentator on various media platforms including Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business. Ingrid was also recently featured in a '20 Women to Watch in 2020' article in Women & Wealth Magazine.
Caroline Williams is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds and Corporate groups. She has extensive private funds experience, specialising in both hedge funds and private equity. Caroline is also regularly featured in top legal directories in the areas of Investment Funds, Private Funds and Corporate & Commercial as a "terrific" and "hugely well respected" market leader. She is also a frequent guest speaker at prominent industry events, including the Annual Women in Alternative Investment Summit, which brings together an influential group of more than 450 senior-level women in the financial industry.
Commenting on the guide, partner Caroline Williams said: "It is a tremendous honour for two Walkers lawyers to represent IFLR's Women Leaders in the Cayman Islands. Our practices are built on the foundations of client service and collegiate problem solving and I would therefore like to thank our clients and colleagues for all their support over the years".
Walkers' Global Investment Funds group was among five practices to be ranked 'Tier 1' in the 2020 IFLR1000 rankings, and both Ingrid and Caroline were recognised by the directory as market leading lawyers. The group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Irish law advice on investment funds and is one of the largest specialist International Financial Centre funds teams worldwide.
Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to global financial institutions, investment banks, capital markets participants, Fortune 500 corporations, arrangers, promoters and managers, Magic Circle and AmLaw 100 law firms, accounting firms, partnerships, trust companies and other fiduciaries. We are consistently ranked in the top tier of law firms by all leading global legal directories, including the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2020, which ranks Walkers in 10 band one practice areas.