Sarah Demerling

Sarah Demerling

Partner

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Sarah Demerling is a partner in the Corporate, Finance, Funds & Insurance Group. She leads the investment funds practice and is co-lead of the Re/Insurance and ILS practice. She specialises in funds and investment services, insurance linked securities, regulatory compliance (including fintech) and mergers and acquisitions.

Sarah has extensive experience in dealing with offshore structures and in providing advice to US, Canadian and UK lawyers, major investment managers, banks, insurers, reinsurers and principals on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, most notably in the asset management and investment funds industry as well as the convergence of insurance and financial markets. 

*The title of "partner" is used to refer to a consultant or employee of Walkers (Bermuda) Limited with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Sarah has been involved in the financial services industry in Bermuda for over 19 years and was formerly a partner within the corporate practice of one of the largest law firms in Bermuda.

Immediately prior to joining Walkers, following an MBO, Sarah was a client director at Estera, a leading provider of offshore fiduciary and administration services, where she served as an independent director of companies covering a wide range of sectors, including Funds, ILS, Insurance (Captives, SPIs and ‘A’ Rated companies) and Commodities, and helped clients navigate best practices in corporate governance.

Admitted In:
Bermuda – Barrister and attorney, 2003
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising), 1998

Qualifications:
LPC Commendation, College of Law Guildford, UK
LLB (Hons) in English Law/French Law, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Certificat de Droit Francais, Bordeaux University, France

Prior to moving from private practice to the provision of fiduciary services, Sarah was recognised as a leading practitioner in the Bermuda legal market, including the following:

2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial and Insurance/Reinsurance

2015 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer in Banking and Finance Capital Markets and Investment Funds categories, Bermuda

2014 Chambers Global – ‘A leader in her field’ in which sources say she’s ‘highly intelligent, responsive and pro-business'.

2014 Legal 500 Caribbean – Recommended

2012 IFLR 1000 – Leading Lawyer (Financial and Corporate), Bermuda

Sarah is the Chair of AIMA Bermuda. She is also a member of the Asset Management Committee of the Bermuda Business Development Agency. 

Sarah co-founded 100 Women in Finance, Bermuda.

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