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.
Sara Hall joined Walkers' London office in January 2019 where she is a partner in the Regulatory & Risk Advisory Group. Sara specialises in Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands financial services law and regulation, and has particular expertise in data protection, cross border compliance and risk management. She frequently advises on compliance with OECD initiatives such as economic substance laws, the OECD Common Reporting Standard and the OECD Country-by-Country Reporting regime, as well as on beneficial ownership compliance, AML and regulatory change. She has over 25 years' experience advising clients.
Prior to joining Walkers, Sara held senior leadership roles at well-known financial services institutions. In her most recent role, she was Global Head of Regulatory Compliance at a European headquartered global bank. Prior to this, she was Head of Global Litigation at an Italian headquartered bank. Sara also worked in the Legal Department at the UK Financial Services Authority (now the UK Financial Conduct Authority) and held various senior roles at a US bank. Sara began her legal career as a litigator in an international magic circle law firm headquartered in London, England.
Admitted in:The British Virgin IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)
Qualifications:MA (Oxon) in Modern Languages from the University of OxfordLaw Society's Final Examination (Distinction)
2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer