Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
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.
Dorothy Scott is the Managing Director of Compliance & Regulatory Services at Walkers Professional Services in the Cayman Islands. She leads a team of compliance and regulation experts who provide tailored services to suit clients' needs, including outsourced anti-money laundering compliance and money laundering reporting officer roles, client identification, verification and remediation services, AML audit services, regulatory inspection and general compliance support, and in-house training.
Dorothy was previously a partner in Walkers' Global Investment Funds Group, where she practiced for 17 years. In that capacity, she routinely advised on the full life-cycle of open-ended and closed-ended funds, including formation and structuring considerations, ongoing operations, governance, regulatory compliance, general corporate and partnership transactions, with an emphasis on advising distressed hedge funds in volatile markets and manager-led wind downs. Dorothy counselled a broad range of highly regarded investment managers, private equity sponsors, trustees and family offices with a particular interest in start-up/emerging managers.
Admitted In:Cayman Islands Qualifications:Honours Degree in Anthropology and Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, UKPostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation, College of Law London, UK
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
Dorothy is a member of the Cayman Islands' Human Rights Commission and is the Chairperson of the National Drug Council of the Cayman Islands, an independent statutory body set up under the National Drug Council Law to coordinate measures to eradicate substance abuse in the Cayman Islands and to cooperate with foreign governments and agencies to facilitate strategies to address the global trafficking of illicit drugs.
She is also a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.