Walkers has promoted Jon Le Rossignol to Group Partner in its Jersey Banking & Finance team.

Walkers Jersey Banking & Finance team is widely regarded by clients as a market leader, with particular expertise in real estate finance, general secured lending, leveraged financing, asset financing and TISE listings.

Jon will lead the team along with Banking & Finance partners Alexandra Corner and Nigel Weston.

The firm has also announced the promotions of Advocate Lauren Stott and Joseph Barker-Willis (both from the Investment Funds & Corporate Practice Group) to senior associate.

Jonathan Heaney, the managing partner of Walkers’ Jersey office, said: “Jon is an absolutely first-class lawyer who is already taking on leadership responsibilities within the group, and on behalf of the Jersey partners I am delighted that he has been promoted.

“He is building an outstanding reputation for his work on real estate financing and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters both here and in London, and his promotion is thoroughly deserved.

“I am equally delighted at the contribution that Lauren and Joseph have made in the growth of the Investment Funds & Corporate practice group, both in terms of their client service and the very high technical quality of their work.”

The announcements come as part of Walkers’ annual promotion round that sees nine new partners and nine new senior counsel across the firm’s ten international offices in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore.

In Guernsey, Walkers has promoted Zoë Hallam and Kim Paiva to Group Partner in its top-tier Guernsey Banking & Finance team, and Advocate Laurent Thibeault (Insolvency and Dispute Resolution) and Adam Pickering (Investment Funds & Corporate) to senior associate.