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 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 joined Walkers’ Cayman Islands office in 2003 and is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group. Dorothy has extensive experience in advising 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, reorganisations and end of life matters. Her practice includes advising funds and related vehicles structured as companies, partnerships, unit trusts, limited liability companies and foundation companies. Dorothy has particular expertise in advising distressed hedge funds in volatile markets and has considerable experience in advising on manager-led wind downs. Dorothy counsels a broad range of highly regarded investment managers, private equity sponsors, trustees, family offices and start-up/emerging managers.
Admitted In:Cayman Islands Qualifications:Honours Degree in Anthropology and Law, London School of Economics and Political SciencePostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation, College of Law London
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds
Dorothy was a recipient of the Cayman Scholar Award, the Cayman Islands’ most prestigious academic award.
Dorothy 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. Dorothy has also served as a member of the Cayman Islands National Youth Commission and is a recognised leader in the establishment of community and youth development programs. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and was a finalist in the 2008 Young Caymanian Leadership Awards. Dorothy is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association and the Cayman Islands Law Society.