Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Shane Martin is an Of Counsel based in Walkers' Ireland office. He has significant experience in regulatory risk and compliance in financial services across the banking, insurance, asset management, credit union and payment services sectors. Drawing on his experience as a regulator and industry adviser, Shane provides practical and informed advice on all regulatory compliance matters with particular expertise in financial crime.
Prior to joining Walkers, Shane worked for a number of years for the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") where he managed the specialist anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") supervision team in the Enforcement Directorate. During his time in the CBI, he played a key role in developing and implementing AML/CFT strategy and policy as well as participating in a number of enforcement cases and internal risk governance panels.Shane previously worked as an adviser with the Irish Banking Federation where he represented the banking sector's interests on a wide range of legal and compliance matters including;
Admitted In:IrelandNew York (not practising)
Qualifications:LLM European Law, University College DublinBachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College DublinAdvanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, The Honorable Society of King's InnsDiploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland.
Shane has tutored at the Law Society of Ireland on AML/CFT and has presented at numerous industry events and seminars.
Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
"He is excellent, and his attention to detail is very reassuring. He has assisted us in several very challenging situations. Along with technical expertise, he also brings a calming personable touch that is very much appreciated."