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.
Bill Laffan is an associate in the Regulatory Group in Walkers' Ireland office. Bill acts for domestic and international banks, investment firms, international payment/e-money institutions, asset managers, funds and fund promoters, and international law firms. The Walkers Regulatory Group advises on all areas of Irish and EU financial regulation and compliance, including MiFID II, PSD2, e-money, CRD IV, market abuse, anti-money laundering, financial institution M&A, the Central Bank of Ireland's fitness and probity regime and domestic banking regulation. Bill has advised on the establishment of investment firms, credit institutions and e-money institutions in Ireland, including several large Brexit migration projects, and on the acquisition of multiple Irish-regulated asset managers. Bill has also acted for clients engaged in Central Bank of Ireland inspections and risk mitigation programmes.
Prior to training at Walkers, Bill worked as a judicial research clerk in the Four Courts in Dublin.
Admitted in: IrelandNew York (not practising)Qualifications: Bachelor of Business and Law, University College Dublin LL.M., Georgetown University Law CenterDiploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
Bill is a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and is also a member of the multijurisdictional Walkers Global FinTech group.