Sandra Edun-Watler

Sandra Edun-Watler

Senior Vice President

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Practice Areas

Sandra Edun-Watler is based in the Cayman Islands office where she is Senior Vice President at Walkers Compliance. Sandra was previously the Head of Compliance - Americas for Walkers where she provided oversight to the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda offices, before later joining the firm's Regulatory and Risk Advisory Group.

Prior to her role at Walkers, Sandra was employed as Legal Counsel at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority where she advised on a wide variety of legal and regulatory matters and laws. Sandra has expertise in all aspects of regulatory law and also advised on issues concerning anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, dealing with international requests for assistance and the drafting of bilateral agreements between CIMA and other regulators around the world. She was also the legal examiner for the third round of mutual evaluations for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force for the British Virgin Islands and is well versed with the Financial Action Task Force 40 Recommendations standards. Sandra is also the President of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association and sits on various working groups.

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
Jamaica (not practising)

Bachelor of Arts, Florida International University
LLB (Honours), University of the West Indies
CAMS (Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation
TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) Professional Designation

Sandra is a regular speaker on risk and compliance. Recent speaking engagements include:

2017 - KPMG Let's Talk - Banking Specific Breakfast Session

2017 - KPMG Let's Talk - Insurance Specific Breakfast Session

2017 - KPMG Let's Talk - Investment Specific Breakfast Session

2017 - Cayman Islands Compliance Association - Monetary Authority Law Administrative Fines Regulations

2017 - Panel - Preparing for an Onsite Inspection from the Regulator -Cayman Islands

2016 - Sanctions from a Global Economic Standpoint - Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference - Curacao

2016 - CIIPA Seminar: Updates to Cayman AML Regime, National Risk Assessment and the FATF 40 Recommendations

2016 - KPMG AML Seminar

2015 - Everything You Need to Know about the Common Reporting Standard - The Alternative Investment Management Association, The Cayman Islands Directors Association and the Compliance Association

2015 - Automatic Exchange of Information – Caribbean Regional Compliance Association – Nassau, Bahamas

2015 - Sanctions Regime in Cayman Islands – Compliance Association

Sandra is ​President of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association and a guest lecturer at the Truman Bodden Law School (Professional Practice Certificate on AML and Required Disclosure).