Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital 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.
Shannon Dyer joined Walkers' Bermuda office in 2019 and is currently on secondment in the Hong Kong office. He is a senior associate in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution practice. He specialises in insurance and reinsurance disputes, regulatory disputes and investigations, and general commercial litigation and arbitration.
Shannon brings a wealth of experience as a litigator and has experience in a variety of commercial actions including international insurance/reinsurance arbitrations, trust disputes, fund and investment business disputes, shareholder disputes, general corporate and commercial disputes, insolvencies, restructurings and the enforcement of foreign judgments.
In the insurance/reinsurance area specifically Shannon has acted for policyholders, cedants and reinsurers and appeared in arbitrations in New York, London, and Bermuda. Additionally Shannon has led regulatory investigations into insurance and reinsurance entities including insurance managers, brokers, and agents. He has further conducted regulatory investigations into banks, trust companies, corporate service providers, investment funds, hedge funds, and investment business companies.
Shannon has the ability to assist clients with contentious financial regulatory matters and investigations and handling relationships with Bermuda's regulators. Shannon's typical regulatory matters range from strategic advice, regulatory gap analysis and regulatory impact assessments to the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing requirements, international sanctions, FATCA implications, confidential information and data protection, regulatory capital requirements, corporate governance, investigations, disputes and risk management.
Prior to joining Walkers, Shannon was legal counsel at Bermuda's financial regulator the Bermuda Monetary Authority within the policy, legal, and enforcement departments. Prior to this Shannon spent seven years at another leading Bermuda law firm.
Admitted in:BermudaEngland & Wales (non-practicing)Qualifications:Bar Vocational Course BPP University Holborn, London UKGraduate Diploma in Law (Hons) BPP University of Waterloo, London UKBachelors of Arts Degree (Hons) Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Shannon is a regular contributor to legal and business publications and has published articles in the Bermuda chapter for the Arbitration Global Guide 2015/16, the Bermuda Chapter of the Legal Practice Guide on International Arbitrations, he was a researcher and editor of “Insurance and Reinsurance” (1st Edition, 2012) (Thomson Reuters), he co-author of sources of Insurance and Reinsurance Law in Bermuda European Lawyer 2011, and he co-author for Arbitration procedures and practice in Bermuda.
Shannon is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Bermuda Chapter), INSOL, Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance (Bermuda Chapter), and JAMS UK.