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 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.
Andrew Howarth is a senior counsel based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office in the Regulatory & Risk Advisory Group. He joined in February 2017, bringing over five years' experience as a specialist financial services regulatory lawyer in London.Andrew has provided regulatory advice across Walkers' diverse client base, however his clients are predominantly financial services businesses and specifically investment funds and service providers to investment funds. In particular, he has provided detailed advice to Cayman Islands fund administrators and fund managers. He has advised clients on the practical impact of the developing Cayman Islands regulatory requirements; in particular financial regulatory applications and notifications, day-to-day regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, proliferation financing and international sanctions, automatic exchange of information (more commonly known as CRS and FATCA), economic substance, beneficial ownership, data protection, outsourcing and reliance arrangements, corporate governance and regulatory investigations. He also has experience of transactions in the international market containing a regulated element. He was previously part of the team that advised a large private equity house on the purchase of a substantial fiduciary and fund administration business which, among other regulatory concerns, involved the coordination of regulatory filings across a number of jurisdictions.Andrew serves as a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association subcommittee to address the concerns of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and also attends various other industry body meetings.He has been closely involved in the consultative process for the development of new legislation and regulation in the Cayman Islands.
Prior to joining Walkers, Andrew had worked since July 2011 as an associate in the financial services and markets team of Travers Smith in London. He trained at Hogan Lovells, also in their London office.
Admitted In:The Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:LLB (Hons) in Law, King's College, University of London, UKPostgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP college of Professional Studies – Law School, UKAdmitted to the Roll of Solicitors, UKAssociate of King's College London, King's College, University of London, UK
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