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 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.
Eric Wilson is senior vice president of Walkers Compliance and Regulatory Services. He currently leads the Client Due Diligence (CDD) team, with responsibility for ensuring that all client identification, verification and ongoing monitoring procedures are conducted in accordance with the minimum requirements of the Cayman Islands AML Framework. In addition, Eric acts as Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer to a range of investment structures.
Eric possesses over 18 years of experience in the areas of fund administration, compliance services, and financial services regulation in the Cayman Islands.
Prior to joining Walkers, Eric was employed as Deputy Head of the Fiduciary Services Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, where he held responsibility for the day-to-day planning and delegation of off-site and on-site monitoring functions, ensuring that the activities of licensed Trust and Corporate Services providers were carried out in accordance with the corresponding regulatory laws. Eric was also tasked with responding to and resolving complex divisional matters, researching and presenting pertinent information to internal and/or external stakeholders, as well as formulating and delivering on strategic objectives of the division. In addition, Eric held primary oversight of the division's on-site inspection program, which entailed the identification of licences to be inspection, scheduling of inspections, compilation of inspection teams, review and sign-off of inspection reports and ensuring the effective implementation of requirements imposed on licensees. Prior to this, Eric was a Chief Analyst in the Authority's Investments Supervision Division, and also previously held progressively senior roles within hedge fund administration companies based in the Cayman Islands.
Qualifications:Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance concentration), Florida International UniversityMaster of Science in Finance, Florida International UniversityGraduate Certificate in Investment, Florida International University
Eric is a Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the Cayman Islands and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).