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.
Colm Dawson joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2018, where he is an associate in the Regulatory and Risk Advisory group. Colm and the Regulatory & Risk Advisory group regularly act for major international banks, investment managers, fund service providers and insurers, advising on a comprehensive range of regulatory matters. Colm has experience across regulated financial services providers, having spent secondment periods in the banking and investment sectors in addition to general regulatory work such as regulatory permissions and changes of control notifications on multi-jurisdictional projects and preparing applications for banks, payment institutions, electronic money institutions, fund administrators and investment managers and advisors. He has also worked in-house in a fund service provider and has addressed the practical challenges of implementing regulatory update and change projects across business lines. Colm advises clients on all aspects of financial crime prevention, economic substance, data protection, corporate and regulatory governance and engaging with competent authorities.
Colm has worked in financial services regulatory positions since 2012 most recently prior to joining Walkers in the Regulatory team of a leading Irish law firm for three years. Prior to this he worked at a fund administrator and spent over two years in the regulatory practice of a "Big Four" accountancy firm.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (non-practising)Ireland (non-practising)
Qualifications:LLB (Hons) in European Law & Languages, University of Limerick, IrelandDiploma (Hons) in International Financial Crime, University of Manchester, UKDiploma (Hons) in Financial Services Compliance, University College Dublin, Ireland.