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Aaron Walder

Year of call: 2002

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Practice Summary

Aaron brings his considerable chancery, insolvency and property expertise to assist on international problems with increasing regularity. Domestic parties from those countries with a common law system, and all those that have the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as their court of final appeal, are able to instruct Aaron to advise and provide opinions on matters of contract and commercial law, as well as matters relating to real property, trusts and insolvency/restructuring.

To date, Aaron has advised on the proper construction and applicability of development agreements, land options, and overage agreements, as well as on the enforceability of retail space property contracts in several Caribbean countries, and also on issues of competition law and conflict of laws points. Aaron has close links with lawyers in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Further, Aaron regularly advises international clients on potential or actual property transactions that are contemplated, or have taken place, in London or the wider UK, and international transactions that include a choice of law provision nominating UK law as the governing law. Aaron has also advised international mortgage providers on their ability to recover debts from UK citizens no longer resident in the same country as the mortgaged property, and other issues arising from or related to international property or land finance, banking and enforcement internationally.

Aaron has also advised sovereign governments on more conceptual matters, such as the system of land registration and issues relating to compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land.

As well as his experience in Court, Aaron is also experienced in acting for parties and providing both oral and written submissions in arbitration, in the field of both property and commercial disputes. 

Aaron is a regular speaker at international legal conferences, and has attended legal conferences at the University of Queensland in Australia, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi, India and the University of the West Indies in Barbados, as well as in France and Belgium.

The legal directories ranks Aaron as a leading barrister for real estate litigation. Chambers & Partners describe him as, "very bright and knowledgeable and doesn't go down without a fight". The Legal 500 states that Aaron "operates in a sensible and pragmatic manner with advice tailored to the value of cases and their prospects".