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.
Samantha Kyme joined Walkers' Bermuda office in 2019 where she is Vice President, Professional Services. She provides enhanced corporate secretarial and board support services, which includes meeting co-ordination, attendance, preparation of meeting minutes and co-ordination of post-meeting action points. She advises on board governance, including best practice, board efficiency and effectiveness, regulatory corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters with a focus on the insurance, reinsurance and financial services industries. Samantha also advises on governance documents, including Board and Committee Charters and Board and Committee annual evaluation surveys. She has experience with NYSE, SEC, BMA and Registrar of Companies filings in her prior role as in-house Legal Counsel and Secretary for a NYSE listed, Bermuda based, dual-licenced Class 4 and Class E insurance company. Samantha also provides independent directorships to companies, including regulated entities focusing on insurance, reinsurance, captive, ILS, financial services and FinTech.
Samantha has over 14 years of industry experience specialising in insurance, reinsurance, aviation and financing.
Prior to joining Walkers, she held various in-house legal and corporate secretarial positions at licenced Bermuda regulated entities and also served as Secretary for the Risk and Audit Committees and various Executive and Management Committees.
Admitted in:Bermuda (non-practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Dalhousie University, CanadaBachelor of Laws, University of Kent, UKLegal Practice Certificate, University of the West of England, UKPrivacy Officer Practitioner Certification