Tony De Quintal

Tony De Quintal


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Tony De Quintal is a partner in the Regulatory & Risk Advisory Group. He specialises in financial services regulatory law and risk management with more than 20 years' experience in this area of the law, including more than nine years working for the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom (now the Prudential Regulatory Authority) and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Having substantial experience on international financial services regulation and the internal operations of regulators, Tony provides knowledgeable insight and an informed understanding of financial regulators and the policies sustaining a regulator's approach and objectives. Tony advises on a wide range of Cayman Islands regulatory matters including applications and notifications to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, strategic advice, prudential regulatory considerations, corporate governance and risk management, data protection, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing requirements, CRS and FATCA, and product and services development, structuring and notification.

Tony regularly acts for major banks, investment managers, fintech companies and corporate trustees. He is frequently the regulatory lead on Cayman Islands insurance-related transactions, having advised on the Prudential Regulatory Authority's insurance rules and standards during his time in the UK and currently advising on class C and D insurance licence applications and CIMA's regulatory standards.

Prior to joining Walkers in 2018, Tony was General Counsel and VP Compliance for an international payment services provider and fintech company operating in the EU, Canada and Central America advising the company on non-contentious and contentious regulatory law, corporate/commercial law, corporate governance and risk management matters, including advising the boards on legal and regulatory risk. Prior to this, Tony was a senior advisor in the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority advising on the regulatory and legislative framework underpinning the financial services sector of the Cayman Islands. He led on private sector consultations on legislative and regulatory corporate governance standards applicable to the Cayman Islands investment funds sector.

Before moving to the Cayman Islands, Tony worked at the Financial Service Authority focusing on the development, implementation and interpretation of the Prudential Standards Handbook for banks, investment firms, insurers, asset managers and e-money providers. Tony also served as internal legal counsel to the FSA during the 2007/2008 economic crisis, advising the FSA on its regulatory powers and was a contributor to the Turner Review. Tony represented the FSA on the Commission of European Banking Supervisors (now the European Banking Authority) working groups on EU directive drafting and implementation.

Tony commenced his regulatory experience at the worldwide insurer BUPA, where he advised on the implementation of the policies, practices and procedures to comply with a new wide-ranging regulatory insurance regime.

Admitted In & Qualifications:

Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)
South Africa (not practising)


LLM in international finance and banking, Kings College, University of London, UK
LLB University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg), South Africa
Accredited Director, ICASA

2023 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Regulatory & Compliance

2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Regulatory & Compliance

2022 Legal 500 - Recommended - Insurance & Reinsurance - "Tony De Quintal has shown leadership and created a knowledgeable team and created a strategy that the client could follow, has shown a personal approach and ability to listen to clients" and "Tony De Quintal is really solid on the regulatory side" and "In the insurance/reinsurance sector, Tony De Quintal’s experience, knowledge and professionalism definitely stand out. This is particularly true in respect of regulatory affairs, which has become a major area of focus. Tony is very accessible and his ability to quickly grasp the underlying issues, the client perspective and devise solutions is quite unique. Much of this is predicated on really listening to the client, which is a skill often discussed but rarely observed."

2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Regulatory & Compliance