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.
Colm Dawson joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2018, where he is an Associate in the Regulatory group. Colm and the Regulatory & Risk Advisory group regularly act for major investment banks, investment managers and other service providers, insurers and others, 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.
Colm has also worked with international insurers particularly on the life insurance and insurance wrapped investments aspects of their businesses on authorisations and ongoing regulatory compliance requirements and also on regulatory approvals and transactions involving insurers and reinsurers.
Prior to joining Walkers, Colm was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group of Matheson in Dublin since 2015, prior to which he spent a year in house at fund administrator Citco.
Admitted InCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (non-practising)Ireland (non-practising)
QualificationsLLB (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.